Newberry Mountains Wilderness


The Newberry Mountains Wilderness encompasses approximately 26,102 acres managed by the BLM’s Barstow Field Office with dynamic landscapes that provide visitors a memorable experience on public land. Rugged and volcanic in origin, the Newberry Mountains gently rise toward broad and flat tops with elevations ranging from 2,200 feet in the north to 5,100 feet in the south. Deep, mazelike canyons slice through the mountains in all directions.

The old Azucar Mine lies just outside the western border, and evidence of past mining activity is scattered throughout the area. When the rains cooperate, the western side of the Wilderness erupts into spring wildflower displays. Catch a glimpse of desert bighorn sheep passing through, or a falcon or eagle hunting from the air.

Download the Newberry Mountains Wilderness Information Guide

Leave No Trace

How to follow the seven standard Leave No Trace principles differs in different parts of the country (desert vs. Rocky Mountains). For more information on any of the principles listed below, please visit Leave No Trace, Visit the Leave No Trace, Inc. website.

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Other Visitors
Rules and Regulations
  • Wilderness areas are closed to all motorized vehicles including OHVs, all-terrain vehicles, motorboats, motorized equipment, bicycles, hang gliders, wagons, carts, and portage wheels.
  • In a few areas, exceptions allowing the use of motorized equipment or mechanical transport are described in the special regulations in effect for a specific area.
  • Landing any aircraft, including helicopters in this wilderness area must be approved by the Barstow Field Office Manager, unless provided for in specific legislation.
  • Visit Wilderness Connect to learn more about wilderness laws, rules and regulations.
  • Visit the California OHV Page to learn more about the use of OHVs on BLM-managed public lands.


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