North Maricopa Mountains Wilderness
The North Maricopa Mountains Wilderness is part of the 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. This System of lands provides clean air, water, and habitat critical for rare and endangered plants and animals. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities like hiking, backpacking, climbing, kayaking, canoeing, rafting, horse packing, bird watching, stargazing, and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. You play an important role in helping to "secure for the American people of present and future generations the benefits of an enduring resource of wilderness"
as called for by the Congress of the United States through the Wilderness Act of 1964
. Please follow the requirements outlined below and use Leave No Trace techniques
when visiting the North Maricopa Mountains Wilderness to ensure protection of this unique area.
• Some lands around and within the Wilderness are not federally administered. Please respect the property rights of the owners and do not cross over or use these lands without their permission.
• Unless otherwise specified, no motorized equipment or mechanical transport, with the exception of wheelchairs, is allowed.