Cabeza Prieta

At 803,418 acres, the Cabeza Prieta Wilderness is Arizona’s largest Wilderness Area, encompassing nearly 93 percent of the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge. Designated by the Arizona Wilderness Act of 1990, Edward Abbey called the area “the best desert wilderness left in the USA” and Wilderness.net refers to it as “the most isolated, rugged, and pristine desert landscapes in the Southwest.” Bordering Organ Pipe National Monument, the area is located just north of Sonora, Mexico and west of Ajo, in southwestern Arizona.

I haven’t been, have you?

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3 Responses to Cabeza Prieta

  1. Mike December 17, 2009 at 8:17 pm #

    Keep an eye out for the Desert Big Horn if you go. They’re supposed to be quite the sight.

  2. Eric December 17, 2009 at 10:16 pm #

    It’s been raining here. If it keeps up, I’m going to head down there in the spring to check out all the wild flowers.

    There’s supposed to be a herd of bighorn that are fairly easy to find on Ragged Top in Ironwood National Monument near Picacho Peak. It’s off route 10 between Tucson and Phoenix.

  3. steven threndyle December 29, 2009 at 5:18 pm #

    love yr blog. found it through steve casimiro’s TAL site. organ pipe and Cabeza Prieta are wild, but what’s TRULY wild is a Mexican national park full of extinct volcanoes which lies just south of the border in the state of Sonora. You get there off the road out to Puerto Penasco; can’t recall the name of it now. It was actually written up about years ago in National Geographic Adventure. There was all sorts of trash and crap all over the place, but it was well worth checking out for its remoteness. Organ Pipe even has good flowers in February.

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