Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness

Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness is a 19,410 acres (7,850 ha) wilderness area located in the U.S. State of Arizona. Pedestrian access to the preserve is allowed only with prior authorization from preserve staff. The area is popular for its recreation, especially its hiking trails and off-roading. Visitors can hike to the

abandoned cabin at the Parsons Grove site in the Aravaipa Canyon Preserve as of 2013. Travel in the canyon requires wading in Aravaipa Creek. The Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness forms the northwest border of the Galiuro Mountain range. The wilderness includes the 11-mile (18 km) long Aravaipa Canyon, the surrounding tablelands and nine side canyons. The Nature Conservancy's Aravaipa Canyon Preserve protects 7,000 acres (28 km2) of private land and is contiguous with the BLM wilderness area. A permit and fee are required to enter Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness. Use is limited to 50 people per day. Permits can be obtained from the BLM (Bureau of Land Management at 928-348-4400, Safford Ranger District, 928-428-4150 or www.fs.usda.gov/coronado.

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