RAWHIDE MOUNTAINS WILDERNESS
Location and Description
The 38,470 - acre Rawhide Mountains Wilderness is located in Mohave and Yavapai counties 80 miles south of Kingman, Arizona and 50 miles southeast of Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
The wilderness includes portions of two mountains ranges, the Rawhide Mountains to the north and the Buckskin to the south, separated by eight miles of the Bill Williams River. More than five miles of this perennial stream meander through a 600 - foot - deep gorge, and several rocky side canyons with small waterfalls enter the main canyon within the wilderness. The riparian environment here supports a variety of plants and animals including cottonwood - willow plant community, beavers, raptors, amphibians and reptiles.
This area also provides habitat for a pair of nesting bald eagles.
The Bill Williams River gorge, located downstream from Alamo Dam, is accessible from Alamo Lake State Park, along the south shore of Alamo Lake. Parking is available at the dam overlook. It is 1.5 miles from the overlook to the bottom of the dam where the gorge begins. The gorge may be closed to hikers during the late winter and spring months to lessen disturbance to nesting bald eagles.
That portion of the wilderness located north of the Bill Williams River can be accessed via county - maintained Alamo Road. Alamo Road can be accessed from Yucca, Arizona, 22 miles south of Kingman on Interstate 40, or from Wikieup, Arizona, on U.S. Highway 93 via the county - maintained Chicken Springs Road.
Some lands around the wilderness are not federally administered. Please respect the property rights of the owners and do not cross or use these lands without their permission.
Leave No Trace
Leave the area as you would like to find it. Pack out all trash; do not bury it, as animals will dig it up after you leave. Dogs disturb wildlife and other visitors; if you bring a dog, keep it under control at all times. If you need a fire, keeping it small and away from rock outcrops.
If you build fire ring, please dismantle it when you're through and bury the ashes before leaving the area. Cigarette butts, pull - tabs, orange peels, etc., are all litter. PACK IT IN - PACK IT OUT.
As with other types of outdoor activities, wilderness travel poses some potential hazards. You may encounter flashfloods, poisonous snakes and insects, poisonous plants, or lighting storms. Be aware of your exposure to heat or cold. Don't panic if you get lost. Carry an ample supply of water with you since many areas may not have adequate or uncontaminated water sources.
For more information contact
Bureau of Land Management
Kingman Resource Area
2475 Beverly Avenue
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