Cabeza Prieta Wilderness

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Cabeza Prieta Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Map showing the location of Cabeza Prieta Wilderness
Map showing the location of Cabeza Prieta Wilderness
Location Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona, USA
Nearest city Yuma, AZ
Coordinates 32°16′5″N 113°25′11″W / 32.26806°N 113.41972°W / 32.26806; -113.41972Coordinates: 32°16′5″N 113°25′11″W / 32.26806°N 113.41972°W / 32.26806; -113.41972
Area 803,418 acres (3,251.32 km2)
Established 1990
Governing body U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

The Cabeza Prieta Wilderness is located in the Sonoran Desert in southwestern Arizona in the United States. Cabeza Prieta Wilderness Area has the distinction of being Arizona's largest Wilderness Area, encompassing nearly 93 percent of the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge and covering 803,418 acres (3,251.32 km2)—larger than the land area of the state of Rhode Island. It may be temporarily closed for training exercises of the Barry M. Goldwater Air Force Range. It is also the reputed burial ground of famed environmentalist and author Edward Abbey.

Visitors to Cabeza Prieta Wilderness are advised to avoid touching or tampering with any undetonated bombs, and no vehicle travel is permitted off of designated public use roads.

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