Wilderness Areas

Wilderness Areas

"A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain."
--Definition of Wilderness, Wilderness Act of 1964, U.S. Congress

Arizona is home to 90 Wilderness areas which amount to 4,528,913 acres of land. These Wilderness areas are managed by the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and United States Forest Service.

Arizona Wilderness Information

Coconino National Forest Wildernesses

Coconino National Forest contains ten of Arizona's Wilderness areas. Some of these Wilderness areas cover lands on neighboring National Forests as well.

These areas provide outstanding recreational opportunities. Wilderness areas are maintained in as close to a wild and natural state as possible, free of mechanized vehicles and all but primitive, historic structures.

Tour of the ten Wilderness areas on the Coconino National Forest. Tap Next and Previous buttons near the bottom of each page to navigate through the tour.

Your Wilderness Adventure

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Coconino National Forest Maps