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Coyote Mountains Wilderness

General Location Maps Contacts Area Management Wilderness Laws


The United States Congress designated the Coyote Mountains Wilderness (map) in 1990 and it now has a total of 5,100 acres. All of this wilderness is located in Arizona and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.


Coyote Mountains Wilderness is a detached mountain adjacent to the Baboquivari Mountain Range. The Wilderness contains several massive rounded bluffs, sheer cliff faces, and large open canyons. Common vegetation in the area includes paloverde, saguaro, chaparral, and oak woodlands. Wildlife includes mountain lion, javelina and bobcat.

Recreation opportunities such as day hikes, climbing, sightseeing, and photography are enhanced by the diverse topography, scenic character, and the botanical, wildlife, and cultural values of the area. The area offers many challenges to the wilderness recreationist.

Planning to Visit the Coyote Mountains Wilderness?

Leave No Trace

How to follow the seven standard Leave No Trace principles differs in different parts of the country (desert vs. Rocky Mountains). Click on any of the principles listed below to learn more about how they apply in the Coyote Mountains Wilderness.
  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  3. Dispose of Waste Properly
  4. Leave What You Find
  5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
  6. Respect Wildlife
  7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors
For more information on Leave No Trace, Visit the Leave No Trace, Inc. website.

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