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Arizona Wilderness High Points

RankWildernessPeak Elev-Ft Range (Level 3)Ascents
51.Petrified ForestPilot Rock6234Colorado Plateau31
52.North Santa TeresaJackson Mountain5890Southwest Basins and Ranges5
53.Harquahala MountainsHarquahala Wilderness High Point5640Southwest Basins and Ranges62
54.Mount WilsonMount Wilson5445Southwest Basins and Ranges146
55.Mount NuttNutt Benchmark5216Southwest Basins and Ranges17
56.Harcuvar MountainsPeak 51355135Southwest Basins and Ranges7
57.PajaritaPeak 50405040Southwest Basins and Ranges5
58.Upper Burro CreekNegro Ed4975Southwest Basins and Ranges3
59.Aravaipa CanyonAravaipa Canyon Wilderness High Point4920Southwest Basins and Ranges1
60.Salt River CanyonJump Benchmark4878Southwest Basins and Ranges2
61.KofaSignal Peak4877Southwest Basins and Ranges312
62.Organ Pipe CactusMount Ajo4808Southwest Basins and Ranges202
63.Arrastra MountainArrastra Mountain4807Southwest Basins and Ranges11
64.Hassayampa River CanyonPeak 45204520Southwest Basins and Ranges0
65.Needle's EyeNeedles Eye Wilderness High Point4480Southwest Basins and Ranges1
66.Table TopTable Top Mountain4373Southwest Basins and Ranges80
67.Warm SpringsPeak 43604360Southwest Basins and Ranges8
68.Tres AlamosTres Alamos4293Southwest Basins and Ranges15
69.Sierra EstrellaMontezuma Peak-Northwest Summit4120Southwest Basins and Ranges4
70.White CanyonPeak 40534053Southwest Basins and Ranges5
71.Rawhide MountainsBuckskin Benchmark3927Southwest Basins and Ranges18
72.Hells CanyonPeak 36513651Southwest Basins and Ranges7
73.New Water MountainsBlack Mesa3639Southwest Basins and Ranges30
74.Big Horn MountainsBig Horn Peak3480Southwest Basins and Ranges34
75.Hummingbird SpringsSugarloaf Mountain3418Southwest Basins and Ranges10
76.Eagletail MountainsEagletail Peak3300Southwest Basins and Ranges17
77.Cabeza PrietaGro Benchmark3293Southwest Basins and Ranges12
78.South Maricopa MountainsMaricopa Mountains High Point3272Southwest Basins and Ranges18
79.Woolsey PeakWoolsey Peak3171Southwest Basins and Ranges61
80.Aubrey PeakPeak 31323132Southwest Basins and Ranges3
81.North Maricopa MountainsPeak 28132813Southwest Basins and Ranges12
82.HavasuPowell Peak2349Southwest Basins and Ranges9
83.Signal MountainSignal Mountain2182Southwest Basins and Ranges14
84.Gibraltar MountainPeak 21132113Southwest Basins and Ranges5
85.Trigo MountainPeak 19201920Southwest Basins and Ranges4
86.SwanseaSwansea Wilderness High Point1905Southwest Basins and Ranges2
87.Muggins MountainKlothos Temple1665Southwest Basins and Ranges14
88.East Cactus PlainPeak 16541654Southwest Basins and Ranges3
89.Imperial RefugePeak 10851085Southwest Basins and Ranges2
1.Kachina PeaksHumphreys Peak12,633Colorado Plateau1461
2.Mount BaldyMount Baldy-North Peak11,400Colorado Plateau101
3.EscudillaEscudilla Mountain10,912Colorado Plateau99
4.Kendrick MountainKendrick Peak10,418Colorado Plateau184
5.ChiricahuaChiricahua Peak9759Southwest Basins and Ranges255
6.Miller PeakMiller Peak9466Southwest Basins and Ranges244
7.Mount WrightsonMount Wrightson9453Southwest Basins and Ranges332
8.Saddle MountainSaddle Mountain Wilderness High Point9120Colorado Plateau10
9.Bear WallowBear Wallow Wilderness High Point9063Colorado Plateau10
10.Pusch RidgePusch Ridge Wilderness High Point9000Southwest Basins and Ranges71
11.SaguaroMica Mountain8664Southwest Basins and Ranges137
12.Mount TrumbullMount Trumbull8029Colorado Plateau127
13.PaiuteMount Bangs8012Great Basin Ranges108
14.Dos Cabezas MountainsCooper Peak7950Southwest Basins and Ranges3
15.MazatzalMazatzal Peak7903Southwest Basins and Ranges85
16.Mount LoganMount Logan7866Colorado Plateau97
17.WoodchuteWoodchute Mountain7840Southwest Basins and Ranges88
18.Chiricahua National MonumentSouth Timber Mountain7825Southwest Basins and Ranges6
19.Rincon MountainWrong Mountain-South Peak7776Southwest Basins and Ranges4
20.Sierra AnchaAztec Peak7748Southwest Basins and Ranges66
21.Baboquivari PeakBaboquivari Peak7734Southwest Basins and Ranges177
22.GaliuroBassett Peak7663Southwest Basins and Ranges58
23.Four PeaksBrowns Peak7657Southwest Basins and Ranges218
24.Granite MountainGranite Mountain7626Southwest Basins and Ranges44
25.Wabayuma PeakWabayuma Peak7601Southwest Basins and Ranges9
26.Santa TeresaPinnacle Ridge7550Southwest Basins and Ranges30
27.Paria Canyon-Vermilion CliffsMar Benchmark7355Colorado Plateau4
28.Sycamore CanyonHog Hill7240Colorado Plateau6
29.Red Rock-Secret MountainEast Pocket Knob7196Colorado Plateau28
30.Castle CreekJuniper Ridge7149Southwest Basins and Ranges5
31.Mount TiptonMount Tipton7148Southwest Basins and Ranges146
32.Juniper MesaJuniper Mesa7081Southwest Basins and Ranges17
33.West Clear CreekWest Clear Creek Wilderness Boundary7000Colorado Plateau7
33.Kanab CreekKanab Creek Wilderness High Point7000Colorado Plateau3
35.Apache CreekPeak 69736973Southwest Basins and Ranges4
36.Fossil SpringsFossil Springs Wilderness High Point6840Colorado Plateau7
37.Munds MountainMunds Mountain6834Colorado Plateau19
38.Pine MountainPine Mountain6814Southwest Basins and Ranges47
39.Grand Wash CliffsHudson Point6688Colorado Plateau2
40.Cedar BenchTule Mesa6678Southwest Basins and Ranges4
 Cedar Bench or Porcupine Mountain6525Southwest Basins and Ranges24
41.Strawberry CraterPeak 66536653Colorado Plateau5
42.FishhooksGila Peak6629Colorado Plateau6
43.Cottonwood PointCottonwood Point Wilderness High Point6580Colorado Plateau1
44.SalomeHopkins Mountain6543Southwest Basins and Ranges2
45.Coyote MountainsCoyote Mountain6529Southwest Basins and Ranges41
46.Peloncillo MountainsNorth Peloncillo High Point6520Southwest Basins and Ranges35
47.HellsgateHorse Mountain6440Colorado Plateau1
48.Wet BeaverWet Beaver Wilderness High Point6380Colorado Plateau5
49.SuperstitionMound Mountain6266Southwest Basins and Ranges15
50.Redfield CanyonRedfield Canyon Wilderness High Point6240Southwest Basins and Ranges0

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List Description

Wilderness areas are large tracts of land where resource extraction, roads, structures, and motors of any kind are forbidden. The only intrusion of man permitted is foot travel and low-impact camping. They represent the last sanctuaries of the primeval world left in our developed country, and most of them are in the high mountains.

Note that the boundaries of many Wilderness Areas are indistinct and not always shown accurately on topographic maps. In addition, many Wilderness high points are "liners" or "slope points" located where a boundary is excluding a summit area that has road or tower development. So finding the exact point for many of these summits may be difficult, and being sure of reaching them may require independent research.


Thanks to Ken Jones, who performed a herculean labor in researching and locating many of the more obscure high point for this list.


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