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Hassayampa River Canyon Wilderness Area
Wilderness Management Plan

Location and Description

The 11,840-acre Hassayampa River Canyon Wilderness is about eight miles northeast of Wickenburg and 48 miles northwest of Phoenix, Arizona in Yavapai County.

The wilderness includes several miles of free-flowing Hassayampa River and its associated riparian habitat. The side canyons and the uplands support chaparral, paloverde and saguaro plant communities.

Recreation opportunities such as extended horseback riding and backpacking trips, sightseeing and photography are enhanced by the diverse topography, scenic character, and size, as well as the botanical, wildlife, and cultural values of the area.


From Phoenix, travel west to Wickenburg via Highway 60 or 74. From Wickenburg, take the Constellation Road north toward the Williams Ranch. Access to the wilderness area is across private land, so please ask permission first. High-clearance or four-wheel-drive vehicles are recommended for access to the wilderness boundary.

Nonfederal Lands

Some lands around and within the wilderness are not federally administered. Please respect the property rights of the owners and do not cross or use these lands without their permission.

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For more information contact:

 Hassayampa Field Office 
21605 N. 7th Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85027-2929
Phone: (623) 580-5500
Fax: (623) 580-5580
Field Manager:  Rem Hawes
Hours:  7:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., M-F

"From the forest and wilderness come the tonics and backs which brace mankind."
Henry David Thoreau, 1851