Location and Description
The 6,600-acre Redfield Canyon Wilderness, part of the Muleshoe Cooperative Management Area, is located about 32 miles north of Benson, Arizona in Graham and Cochise counties.
Redfield Canyon is a narrow red-walled chasm suitable for hiking during the spring and fall seasons. Tall cliffs pocked with eroded caves and strewn with boulders, Redfield Canyon offers the visitor a variety of recreational opportunities. Photographers can capture hidden cascades in the side canyons while casual visitors may occasionally find deep pools to enjoy. Located in the eastern part of the wilderness is the impressive Galiuro escarpment, an example of the fault-block development of the Basin and Range Province. Other small canyons containing perennial streams can be found in the area.
Take Interstate 10 to exit 340 at Willcox and proceed 32 miles to the Muleshoe Ranch. Access to the area can also be obtained by following the four-wheel-drive Jackson Cabin Road from the ranch north to the wilderness boundary.
Obtain permission from the State Land Department and private landowners before crossing their lands. At the Muleshoe Ranch, please sign in at The Nature Conservancy registration area before continuing along Jackson Cabin Road.
- 7.5-minute Topographic: The Mesas, Cherry Spring Peak
- 1:100,000 BLM Surface Management: Tucson
- Game and Fish Management Unit 32
For more information contact:
Safford Field Office
711 14th Avenue
Safford, AZ 85546-3337
Phone: (928) 348-4400
Fax: (928) 348-4450
Field Manager: Scott Cooke
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., M-F
"You know that I have not lagged behind in the work of exploring our grand wilderness, and in calling everybody to come and enjoy the thousand blessings they have to offer."
John Muir, 1895