Indian Pass Wilderness

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Indian Pass Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Indian Pass Wilderness
Map showing the location of Indian Pass Wilderness
Location Imperial County, California, USA
Nearest city Yuma, Arizona
Coordinates 33°04′51″N 114°46′29″W / 33.080872°N 114.7746828°W / 33.080872; -114.7746828Coordinates: 33°04′51″N 114°46′29″W / 33.080872°N 114.7746828°W / 33.080872; -114.7746828[1]
Area 32,418 acres (13,119 ha) [2]
Established 1994 [3]
Governing body U.S. Bureau of Land Management

The Indian Pass Wilderness is 32,418-acre (13,119 ha) wilderness area under the administered by the Bureau of Land Management. The reserve is located in the very southeastern part of the Chocolate Mountains, in the southeastern part of California, just to the west of the Colorado River in the Lower Colorado River Valley. It adjoins the Picacho Peak Wilderness to the south, and the Imperial National Wildlife Refuge to the east.

Quartz Peak at 2,126 feet (648 m)[4] lies in the west of the wilderness. Julian Wash, which drains eastwards into the Colorado River, marks the center of the wilderness and gives the name "Julian Wash Country" to the wilderness area.

Animals such as the Colorado River toad, desert bighorn sheep, and wild burros live in the refuge habitat.

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