Aubrey Peak Wilderness
General Trip Planning Information
Plan ahead, always check weather conditions prior to your trip. Summer time temperatures often exceed 100° F. Water is very scarce in this unit. No naturally occurring water is present, except in potholes following rainstorms. Two wildlife water catchments are present which collect runoff from storms. Wherever found, water should always be purified.
Recreation opportunities in the Aubrey Peak Wilderness include hiking, backpacking, and hunting (upland game birds, desert bighorn sheep, and mule deer).
*Hunting regulations in Arizona are written and enforced by the Arizona Game and Fish Department. The same regulations apply to wilderness.
Climate and Special Equipment Needs
The summer climate in this area is harsh, with temperatures in the daytime often exceeding 100 degrees. Temperatures are more moderate between October and April.
Safety and Current Conditions
As with most areas of the desert, rain must be considered when visiting this wilderness. Alamo, Signal and 17-Mile Roads, although frequently maintained, can be difficult to travel following major rain events, because of flood damage. In particular, crossing the Big Sandy River after prolonged rain can be impossible if the river is running alot of water. One alternative to crossing the Big Sandy on the Signal Road is to take the Chicken Springs Road, between downtown Wikieup and the Alamo Road. The Chicken Springs Road avoids the Big Sandy River altogether, and mostly is a well-maintained road.