The United States Congress designated the Little Chuckwalla Mountains Wilderness (map
) in 1994 and it now has a total of 28,052 acres
All of this wilderness is located in California
and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
Dry, desolate, and rugged, the Little Chuckwalla Mountains, cresting at 2,100 feet, are surrounded by a large, gently sloping bajada incised by a network of washes. In the north part of the Wilderness, a bajada rises gradually to about 400 feet. Here, in portions of the area, you may see desert bighorn sheep, and the southern bajada has been identified as crucial habitat for desert tortoises. Several sensitive plants grow in the Little Chuckwallas, including California snakeweed, Alverson's foxtail cactus, and barrel cactus.
You won't find much in the way of developed trails or water, but you will find an ample supply of solitude.