Baker Canyon
Wilderness Study Area

Location and Description

baker canyon The 4,812 acre Baker Canyon Wilderness Study Area is 30 miles east of Douglas, Arizona in Cochise County.

The Wilderness Study Area is unusually rich in wildlife. It is part of a wildlife corridor connecting ecosystems in Arizona, New Mexico, and Mexico. Bird life is extraordinary with unusual species of hummingbirds, trogons, and turkey, among others. The Wilderness Study Area is also home to a variety of animal species including bats, coatimundi, Coues' white-tailed deer, bobcat, mountain lion, and several species of bats.

Interesting plants species, including Chihuahua pine, Mexican pinyon, and Arizona rosewood (a federal candidate threatened and endangered species), have been identified.


baker canyon Public Access is not available across private lands adjacent to the Wilderness Study Area. For more details on access, contact the BLM Safford Field Office.

Nonfederal Lands

All lands within the Wilderness Study Area are federally administered; however, some lands surrounding the area are not. Please respect the property rights of the owners and do not cross or use these lands without the landowner's permission.

Related Maps

  • 7 1/2 minute Topographic: Guadalupe Canyon, Guadalupe Spring
  • 1:100,000 BLM Surface Management: Douglas
  • Game and Fish Management Unit 30A

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. – 4:30 p.m., M-F

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Alan Gussow