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Muggins Mountain Wilderness Area

Wilderness Management Plan

Location and Description

Muggins Mountain The 7,711-acre Muggins Mountain Wilderness is located approximately 25 miles east of Yuma, Arizona in Yuma County.

The wilderness includes a cluster of rugged peaks at the western end of the Muggins Mountains, the most prominent being Muggins Peak, Klothos Temple, and Long Mountain. Twin Tanks Wash, Long Mountain Wash, Morgan Wash, and other deeply cut drainages dissect the peaks. The rugged landform and colorful geologic strata of the Muggins Mountains are considered exceptionally scenic for the region.

Recreation such as backpacking, day hiking, sightseeing, photography, and rock climbing are enhanced by the topography and scenic character, as well as botanical, wildlife, and cultural values.


From Interstate 8 take the Dome Valley Exit 21 to Ligurta. Travel east through Ligurta to Dome Valley Road and turn north. Follow Dome Valley Road to County 7th Street and turn east. Travel east on County 7th Street past the Dome Valley Transfer Station to access the Muggins Wash cherry stem.

Nonfederal Lands

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

Related Maps

  • 7.5-minute Topographic: Ligurta, Dome, Wellton, Red Bluff Mountain
  • 1:100,000 BLM Surface Management:  Yuma
  • Game and Fish Management Unit 41

For more information contact:

  Yuma Field Office
7341 E. 30th Street
Yuma, Arizona 85365
Phone: (928) 317-3200
Fax: (928) 317-3250
Field Manager:  John MacDonald
Hours:  7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., M-F

"We know we cannot conserve our wilderness areas adequately, even with all the restrictions, without educating the user."
Paul Petzoldt, 1981