Size: 1,530 acres.
Location: San Bernardino County; 38 miles north of Baker, California (Note: Boundary set backs from roads or trails are 30 to 300 feet)
Area Description : This area includes the Saddle Peak Hills, which form the western three quarters of the wilderness and the northwestern portion of the Silurian Valley. The wilderness sits adjacent to the Death Valley National Park. The hills are cut by curvy faults and range in elevation from 500 feet on the valley floor to 2,500 feet. The features preserved here represent common landforms found throughout the surrounding desert and mountains.
Getting There : Access this wilderness from State Highway 127.
Additional Information :
Signs indicating "Wilderness" and "Closed Road" or "Closed Route" are placed at various intervals. Vehicles can be parked outside the wilderness boundary; however, the boundary is set back 30 feet from unmaintained dirt roads and 300 feet on paved roads.
Mechanized or motorized vehicles are NOT PERMITTED in a wilderness.
Hunting, fishing, and non-commercial trapping are allowed under state and local laws.
Pet are allowed, but please keep your pets under control at all times.
Horses are permitted, however you may be required to carry feed.
Removal, disturbance, or attempting to remove archaelogical materials is a felony. Selling, receiving, purchasing, transporting, exchanging or offering to do so is prohibited by law.
CAMPING: Camping is permitted, limited to 14 days. After 14 days, campers must relocate at least 25 miles from previous site.
Help BLM preserve California's fragile deserts. Please park your vehicle or set up camp in previously disturbed sites.
Gathering wood for campfires, when permitted, is limited to dead and down materials. Do not cut live vegetation.
The BLM encourages all desert recreationists and travelers exploring public lands, not only within southern California but through the west, to use propylene glycol based antifreeze/coolant in their touring and recreation vehicles. Proven safer, it will have minimal impacts on the wildlife and the environment should a leak occur.
Desert Access Guide:
USGS 7.5 Quadrangle Maps:
- Dumont/Clark Mountains - #6
- Ibex Pass
- Saddle Peak Hills
Barstow Field Office
California Desert District
Go to BLM Wilderness List