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Sierra Ancha Wilderness - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Young, AZ 85554, USA

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About Sierra Ancha Wilderness

The Sierra Ancha Wilderness is located about 100 miles east of Phoenix, between Globe and Young. Though fairly small at 32 square miles, it contains some of the most rugged and inaccessible terrain in Arizona. Most of the Sierra Ancha Wilderness lies at an elevation of about 7000 feet. But along the eastern border, is a 20,850 acres U.S. wilderness area on the Tonto National Forest in the state of Arizona. The terrain varies from box canyons to high cliffs and pine-covered mountains.

Attractions Near Sierra Ancha Wilderness

Pueblo Canyon
Pueblo Canyon2.57km from Sierra Ancha Wilderness

Pueblo Canyon is a deep gash in the Pajarito Plateau that runs through the center of Los Alamos. Trails follow the canyon bottom and the south rim, but the north rim is a shear wall of orange volcanic tuff, spewed as ash from the Valles caldera about one million years ago.The rim route offers stunning views of the canyon and the mountains of northern New Mexican, while the canyon trail passes through tall Ponderosa pines in open stands.

Aztec Peak
Aztec Peak2.7km from Sierra Ancha Wilderness

Aztec Mountain is a small pyramidal mountain over 2,000 metres high, just southwest of Maya Mountain and west of Beacon Valley in Victoria Land. It was so named by the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition because its shape resembles the pyramidal ceremonial platforms used by the Aztec and Maya civilizations.

Workman Creek Falls
Workman Creek Falls4.89km from Sierra Ancha Wilderness

Workman Creek Falls is a nice 200 foot waterfall that you can visit right from your car, located in Gila County, in the central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. Approaching this location you'll pass some warning signs letting you know the area is high in radioactivity.

Workman Creek
Workman Creek6.54km from Sierra Ancha Wilderness

Workman Creek is a watercourse in the Salome Wilderness in central Arizona, United States.The watershed holds a diverse flora and fauna. Within this part of the Sierra Ancha Range there are notable disjunctive populations of Coastal woodfern, Dryopteris arguta; this fern is otherwise common in areas nearer the Pacific coast.

Salome Wilderness
Salome Wilderness17.57km from Sierra Ancha Wilderness

Salome Wilderness contains about 18,530 acres in the Sierra Ancha Mountains northeast of Roosevelt Lake. The majority of the wilderness is the canyon containing Salome and Workman Creeks, the upper boundary of the wilderness being defined mostly by the rim of the canyon. The region has a diverse flora and fauna.

Salt River
Salt River 18.6km from Sierra Ancha Wilderness

The Salt River is a river in Gila and Maricopa counties in Arizona, United States, that is the largest tributary of the Gila River. The river is about 200 miles long. Its drainage basin is about 13,700 square miles large. The longest of the Salt River's many tributaries is the 195-mile Verde River. The Salt's headwaters tributaries, the Black River and East Fork, increase the river's total length to about 300 miles .

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Gila County
Gila County
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Gila County is in the central part of the U.S. state of Arizona. Gila County is full of opportunities to come to play. Whether you want to go camping, boating, horseback riding, fishing, hiking, hunting, or just exploring, our wide-open spaces and area attractions make Gila County the perfect get-away spot.