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Woolsey Peak Wilderness

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Woolsey Peak Wilderness is located in the southwestern boundary of Maricopa County, within two hours of driving time from Metropolitan Phoenix. Access to the northern and eastern boundaries is via Old U.S. 80, Agua Caliente and Enterprise Roads. The southern and western boundaries are accessed from Interstate 8, Painted Rock Dam Road and Citrus Valley Road.

The wilderness area is bounded on the north by several primitive, two-track vehicle routes and approximately two miles of a livestock grazing allotment boundary fence. The eastern boundary is defined almost entirely by a prominent ridge of the Gila Bend Mountains. The southern boundary is comprised primarily by the legal boundary that delineated the Painted Rock Reservoir withdrawal; however, approximately five miles of primitive, two-track vehicle routes and one mile of grazing allotment boundary fence also make up the southern boundary. The western boundary is a primitive, two-track vehicle route.

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