Turtle Mountains Wilderness
Hiking, horseback riding, hunting, camping, rock hounding, photography, and backpacking are examples of activities can be enjoyed in this wilderness. The area is a favorite for rock hounding hobbyists and is nationally known for chalcedony (form of quartz) deposits known as 'Mopah Roses'. Coffin, Mopah, and Mohawk Springs are popular hiking destinations.
Climate and Special Equipment Needs
Temperatures are fairly mild in the early spring, late fall, and winter; generally 30-80 F. Summer temperatures are extremely hot. Temperatures are commonly over 115 F and can get well over 120 F. Always carry water; desert springs are not reliable water sources.