Wilderness Areas in Parashant

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Wilderness is the land that was – wild land beyond the frontier... land that shaped the growth of the nation and the character of its people. Wilderness is the land that is – rare, wild places where one can retreat from civilization, reconnect with the Earth, and find healing, meaning and significance.


Grand Wash Cliffs Wilderness

Size: 37,030 acres

This twelve-mile long stretch of the Grand Wash Cliffs is filled with rugged canyons, scenic escarpments, miles of towering cliffs and sandstone buttes. The Wilderness marks the transition zone between the Colorado Plateau and Basin and Range provinces. The cliffs are important habitat for the desert tortoise, gila monster and desert bighorn sheep. Vegetation is a mix of Mojave desert shrubs, annual grasses and pinyon-juniper woodland from colder desert country. Opportunities for finding solitude and engaging in primitive recreation activities in this beautiful but sparse land is outstanding.


From St. George, the area may be reached via Interstate 15 and the Quail Hill (BLM 1069), County 101, Hobble (BLM 1032), St. George Canyon (BLM 1034), and Hidden Canyon (BLM 1003) roads. It may also be reached from Mesquite, Nevada on the Lime Kiln (County 242), Cottonwood (BLM 1027), Grand Wash (BLM 1061) and Grand Gulch (BLM 1050) roads. The Grand Canyon and Lake Mead prevent access from the south. Some lands south of the wilderness are not federally administered. Please respect the property of the owners and do not cross or use these lands without their permission.

Related Maps:

  • 7.5-minute Topographic: Cane Springs SE, St. George Canyon, Olaf Knolls, Last Chance
    Canyon, Grand Gulch Bench, Mustang Point
  • 1:100,000 BLM Surface Management: Littlefield, Mount Trumbull

Mount Logan Wilderness

Size: 14,650 acres

Mt. Logan is an area of interesting volcanic activity. It includes basalt ledges, cinder cones, ponderosa pine forests, pinyon-juniper woodlands, and a large, colorful, naturally eroded amphitheater known as Hells Hole. The area provides habitat for deer, turkey, and Kaibab squirrels.Hiking, camping, scenic vistas, watching wildlife and hunting are some of the prime recreational opportunities found in this wilderness.


Access to the wilderness is Arizona State Road 389 from Fredonia, the Mt. Trumbull Road (Mohave County Roads 109 and 5), and BLM Road 1044. From St. George, Utah, access is the Quail Hill Road (BLM Road 1069) and the Mt. Trumbull Road (Mohave County Road 5). A parcel of private land lies within the wilderness at Big Spring. Please respect the property rights of the owner and do not cross or use these lands without permission.

Related Maps:

  • 7.5-minute Topographic: Mt. Logan and Cold Spring

  • 1:100,000 BLM Surface Management: Mount Trumbull


Mount Trumbull Wilderness

Size: 7,880 acres

Located at the southern end of the Uinkaret Plateau and part of the Uinkaret Mountains, Mt. Trumbull is a large, basalt-capped mesa with slopes dominated by pinyon pine and juniper trees interspersed with groves of aspen and Gambel oak. The summit or the plateau is covered with ponderosa pine. These vegetation communities provide homes for mule deer, wild turkey, and the Kaibab squirrel. Recreation opportunities include day hiking, watching and hunting wildlife, and photography.


Access to the wilderness is Arizona State Road 389 from Fredonia and the Mt. Trumbull Road (Mohave County Roads 109 and 5). From St. George, Utah, access is the Quail Hill Road (BLM Road 1069) and the Mt. Trumbull Road (Mohave County Road 5).

Related Maps:

  • 7.5-minute Topographic: Mt. Trumbull NW, Mt. Trumbull NE, Mt. Trumbull SE
  • 1:100,000 BLM Surface Management: Mt. Trumbull

Paiute Wilderness

Size: 87,900 acres

The Paiute Wilderness dominates the northwest portion of the Arizona Strip. It is separated from the Beaver Dam Mountains Wilderness to the north by Interstate 15. The Virgin Mountains form the backbone of this area rising over 5,600 feet from the desert floor. Mount Bangs, the highest peak in the area at 8,012 feet, provides a commanding view of the area and the Basin and Range country to the west. The area's vegetation varies, ranging from ponderosa on top of Mount Bangs, through pinyon forests, to scrub oak and sagebrush, and at the area's perimeter, Joshua trees, yucca and barrel cactus. These ecotypes host over 250 animal species including mule deer, mountain lion, desert bighorn sheep and desert tortoise. The deep canyons have several beautiful and secret places with water which attract campers and backpackers.


From St. George, Utah, travel Interstate 15 toward Mesquite, Nevada to Cedar Pockets rest area/Virgin River Gorge Campground (about 15 miles southwest from St. George) the wilderness lies south of Interstate 15 and the Virgin River. Alternatively take Interstate 15 to the Black Rock Junction (about six miles southwest of St. George) turn off the freeway and head south on BLM Road 1009 to its junction with BLM Road 1004 (about 20 miles). The wilderness is adjacent to road 1004 for about 10 miles especially to the west of the 1009/1004 junction.

Related Maps:

  • 7.5-minute Topographic: Littlefield, Mountain Sheep Spring, Elbow Canyon, Mount Bangs, Jacobs Well, Cane Springs, Purgatory Canyon, Wolf Hole Mtn. W., Mustang Knoll;
  • 1:100,000 BLM Surface Management: Littlefield
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The Bureau of Land Management is responsible for 263 wilderness areas and 487 wilderness study areas in the western States and Alaska. From primitive hunting locations to remote fishing spots, wilderness and Wilderness Study Areas provide unparalleled opportunities for spending time outdoors.

Last updated: January 24, 2024

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