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.