Safford Field Office
711 14th Avenue
Safford, AZ 85546
The wilderness lies within the rugged Peloncillo Range, which stretches from Mexico to the GilaRiver. This remote and primitive area flanking the New Mexico state line shows little signs ofhuman activity. The Peloncillo Mountain Wilderness offers outstanding opportunities for primitiverecreation, including hiking, backpacking, rock scrambling, hunting and sightseeing. The highercountry offers long-distance views; and excellent scenery enhances wilderness values in therugged mountains and canyons.
Map + Directions
To access the northern portion of the wilderness area, travel east from Duncan, Arizona, on State Highway 70 then south on Summit Road. To reach the southern portion of the wilderness area can be gained by traveling north of San Simon, Arizona, on either the West Doubtful Road or the road leading to McKenzie Peak. High-clearance or four-wheel-drive vehicles are recommended for access to the wilderness boundary.