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Hells Canyon Wilderness
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Hells Canyon Wilderness, Arizona
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Description: The 9,900-acre Hells Canyon Wilderness lies 25 miles northwest of Phoenix, Arizona in Maricopa and Yavapai counties. Consisting of a scenic portion of the Hieroglyphic Mountain Range, the most prominent peaks are Garfias Mountain (elevation 3,381 feet) and Hellgate Mountain (elevation 3,339 feet). Other peaks, most over 3,000 feet in elevation, encircle Burro Flats, effectively isolating the flats from the surrounding countryside. Most of the wilderness is covered by Sonoran desert shrub vegetation saguaro, paloverde, barrel cactus, ocotillo, and desert grasses. Several mountains with cliffs offer climbing, and the canyons offer opportunities for hiking and sightseeing. Primitive camping spots are abundant, and plants, animals, and geology provide photographic and viewing opportunities.

Location: From AZ 74, turn north at the Lake Pleasant Regional Park turnoff and continue north on the Castle Hot Springs Road. The only vehicle access is Cedar Basin Road, on the west side of the wilderness. The other sides are bordered by private lands: don`t trespass!

Address: Phoenix Field Office
Bureau of Land Management
21605 North 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ  85027
Phone: (623) 580-5500

Season: fall-spring

Fee: no

Reservations: no
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 Boating (Motorized)  Hiking/Backpacking  Scenic Driving
 Boating (Non-motorized)  Horseback Riding  
 Boating (WW)  Hunting  Water Sports
 Camping    Wildlife Viewing
 Caving  Off Highway Vehicles  Winter Sports

Services and Facilities
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  Exhibits  Campgnd, Primitive  Electric Hookup
 Interpretive Programs  Drinking Water  Dump Station
 Cultural-Historic Sites  Restrooms  Boat Ramp
 Campgnd, Developed  Showers  Marina
 Rental Cabins

Notes: Hunting unit 20B.
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