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Saddle Peak Hills Wilderness

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The United States Congress designated the Saddle Peak Hills Wilderness (map) in 1994 and it now has a total of 1,530 acres. All of this wilderness is located in California and is managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The Saddle Peak Hills Wilderness is bordered by the Death Valley Wilderness to the west.


Smallest of the areas designated by the California Desert Protection Act of 1994, this Wilderness includes the northern end of the Saddle Peak Hills and the northwestern portion of the Silurian Valley. The southern and western boundaries are shared with Death Valley National Park. The hills are cut by curvy faults. Elevations range from 500 feet on the floor of the Silurian Valley to about 2,500 feet atop the hills. The terrain is typical of Southern California's desert land and mountains.

Planning to Visit the Saddle Peak Hills 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 Saddle Peak Hills 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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