Wabayuma Peak Wilderness

Wabayuma Peak Wilderness

The 40,000-acre Wabayuma Peak Wilderness in the Hualapai Mountains is a short drive from Kingman. The 7,601-foot Wabayuma Peak towers over this rocky wilderness, which plunges almost 5,000 feet in five miles to the desert floor. Sonoran and Mojave vegetations include the northernmost stands of saguaro cacti. Above the desert, chaparral and piñon-juniper woodlands thrive, as do ponderosa pine and Gambel oak. This is fine country for year-round backpacking and horse packing trips.

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