Upper Burro Creek Wilderness
General Trip Planning Information
Plan ahead, always check weather conditions prior to your trip. Summer time temperatures often exceed 100° F. With the exception of the Burro Creek Canyon, water is scarce within this wilderness unit, and where found, must always be purified. No formal hiking trails exist within this area. Considerable "bush-whacking" may be necessary to negotiate the Burro Creek corridor or areas of chaparral brush.
Recreational opportunities in the area include backpacking, hiking, and hunting for quail, mule deer, antelope, and javelina. Base camps are not permitted in wilderness. Spike camps, defined as camps used for more than night, are not permitted in Burro Creek Canyon between the brimhall line camp and the south wilderness boundary. The use of hay for feed and/or bedding is prohibited within wilderness. Grain and pelleted feed are acceptable alternatives. Group size limits in Upper Burro Creek wilderness area would be dependent on location of hunting activities, but would follow group and pack animal prescriptions as follows: 6 people and 2 pack animals per party within Burro Creek Canyon between the Brimhall Line Camp and south wilderness boundary, 10 people and 6 pack animals per party outside of Burro Creek Canyon.
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 1 and April 30th.