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Signal Mountain Wilderness

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General Trip Planning Information

The most frequently used access to Signal Mountain Wilderness and Woolsey Peak Wilderness is via Old U.S. 80, a paved highway, the Agua Caliente Road, an improved dirt road, and jeep trails. Travel to Signal Mountain Wilderness requires a high-clearance, four-wheel drive vehicle. For specific access contact the Lower Sonoran Field Office.

Recreational Opportunities

Signal Mountain Wilderness offers outstanding recreational opportunities for cross-country foot and horseback travel, rock climbing, hunting and wildlife viewing. However, there are no marked trails, campsites, or other developed recreational amenities.

Climate and Special Equipment Needs

Signal Mountain Wilderness receives the greatest use from October through April, when the temperature is best suited for visiting. The wilderness area is prone to heavy rains and flash floods during the summer months. One should be prepared for hot and cold exposure with the correct clothing and equipment.

Safety and Current Conditions

As with other types of outdoor activities, wilderness travel poses some potential hazards and risks. You may encounter flashfloods, lightning storms, poisonous snakes, insects and plants. Carry an ample supply of water with you since the area has inadequate water sources.

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