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South Maricopa Mountains Wilderness

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General Trip Planning Information

The nearest towns with fuel, restaurants, and lodging are Buckeye, Gila Bend, and Maricopa. Access to the North Maricopa Mountains Wilderness is by primitive, unmarked roads.

Recreational Opportunities

There are no developed trails or recreation facilities in or adjacent to the South Maricopa Mountains Wilderness.

Climate and Special Equipment Needs

Summer high temperatures may exceed 120 degrees Farenheit. Visitation to the wilderness primarily occurs during the cool season from October through April.




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