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Indian Bread Rocks Picnic Area

Indian Bread Rocks Picnic Area is administered by the Bureau of Land Management, Safford Field Office.  Many uses occur in this beautiful setting located south of Bowie, Arizona.  The surrounding mountains provide picnickers, hikers and hunters with a glorious view of the unique rock formations in the mountains.  Facilities consist of 5 picnic tables and a newly constructed vault toilet is available.  Camping is also available in undeveloped sites.

Location and Description:  
Indian Bread Rocks Picnic Area is the access point to the Dos Cabezas Mountains Wilderness.  The Dos Cabezas Mountains Wilderness consists of 11,700 acres and lies 20 miles east of Willcox and 7 miles south of Bowie, Arizona in Cochise County.

Consisting of the rugged slopes of the Dos Cabezas Mountains, elevations range from 4,080 feet to 7,500 feet, allowing for a variety of plant and animal life, as well as excellent recreational opportunities.  Visitors will find a diverse terrain consisting of steep mountain slopes, granite outcroppings and vegetated canyon floors.  This rugged and remote environment provides a rich wilderness experience.  The Dos Cabezas Mountains Wilderness provides outstanding opportunities for hiking, backpacking, camping, rock scrambling and sightseeing.  Sightseeing from the higher mountains and ridges offer outstanding long distance views of Sulphur Springs, San Simon Valley and numerous other mountain ranges.

From Willcox, travel on Interstate 10 east to exit 362, Interstate 10 Business East at Bowie.  After 1.5 miles, turn right/south on S. Apache Pass Rd.  After 4.7 miles, right on Happy Camp Canyon Rd (unpaved) and follow to recreation site.

Nonfederal Lands:  
Some lands adjacent to the wilderness are not federally administered.  Please respect the property rights of the owners and do not cross the use of these lands without their permission.

As in other types of outdoor activities, wilderness travel poses some potential hazards.  You may encounter flashfloods, poisonous snakes and insects, poisonous plants, or lightening storms.  Be aware of your exposure to heat or cold.  Don't panic if you get lost.  Carry an ample supply of water with you since many areas may have inadequate or contaminated water sources.

Topographic Maps:  
7.5-minute:  Luzena, Bowie Mountain North and Dos Cabezas
Arizona Game & Fish Management Unit - 30A

For further 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