Muggins Mountains Wilderness

Location and Description

The Muggins Mountains Wilderness is located 25 miles east of Yuma, in Yuma County.

The wilderness includes a cluster of rugged peaks at the western end of the Muggins Mountains, the most prominent being Muggins Peak, Klothos Temple, and Long Mountain. Twin Tanks Wash, Long Mountain Wash, Morgan Wash, and other deeply cut drainages dissect the peaks. The rugged landform and colorful geologic strata of the Muggins Mountains are considered exceptionally scenic for the region.

Recreation such as backpacking, day hiking, sightseeing, photography, and rock climbing are enhanced by the topography and scenic character, as well as botanical, wildlife, and cultural values.



From Yuma, travel east along Interstate 8 to the Ligurta exit. Travel east through Ligurta to Dome Valley Road and turn north. Follow Dome Valley Road to County 7th street and turn east. Travel east on County 7th street past the Dome Valley Transfer Station to access the Muggins Wash cherry stem.


Nonfederal Lands

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 the permission of the owners.


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, keep it small and away from rock outcrops. If you build a 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 have inadequate or contaminated water sources.

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