Coyote Mountains Wilderness

The 5,080-acre Coyote Mountains Wilderness is located 40 miles southwest of Tucson, Arizona in Pima County. The wilderness includes the Coyote Mountains with their rugged peaks, massive rounded bluffs, sheer cliff faces, and large open canyons. The vegetation includes palo verde, saguaro, chaparral, and oak woodlands. Recreation opportunities such as day hikes, climbing, sightseeing, and photography are enhanced by the diverse topography, scenic character, and the botanical, wildlife, and cultural values of the area. The area offers many challenges to the wilderness recreationist.

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Tucson Field Office
3201 E. Universal Way

Geographic Coordinates

32.010367, -111.478675


40 miles southeast of Tucson, Arizona in Pima County. From Tucson, take Highway 86 west toward the Kitt Peak Observatory then south on Highway 286 for approximately 8 miles. The Coyote Mountains lie four miles east of Kitt Peak. Currently there is no legal access to the Coyote Mountains Wilderness. Permission to park and access to the wilderness boundary must be obtained from the private landholder or the Tohono O'odham Nation.