- Type: Nature & Wildlife
NileGuide Expert Says:
The Four Peaks area offers fantastic views of the Northeast Valley and Saguaro Lake recreation areas. This is a great area for four-wheeling, too!
- Four Peaks Wilderness was established in 1984, and contains approximately 60,740 acres with a major mountain rising up in it's center from the desert foothills. The Four Peaks themselves are visible for many miles, and are one of the most widely recognized landmarks in central Arizona. The rapid change in elevation produces interesting and unique plant and animal combinations. Elevations range from 1,900 feet near Apache Lake to 7,600 feet on Brown's Peak.
A large part of the wilderness was burned over by a human caused fire which was started on April 27, 1996. It Will take decades for the pine-covered mountains to recover
Hiking in this extreme area is a plus with the massive change in elevation that is unusual in most of Arizona over such a short area. The ruggedness is perfect for getting back in touch with nature or just spending some quiet time with the native animals populations.
Situated just north of Canyon and Apache lakes, the wilderness area is best accessed via Hwy. 87 and taking Forest Road 143 to the edge of the wilderness area.
Ask a local about Four Peaks Wilderness Area
Ask Mesa Locals about Four Peaks Wilderness Area
- tel: 480-610-3300
- 26 N. MacDonald, Room 120
- 26 N. MacDonald, P.O. Box 5800
- Mesa, AZ 85211-5800
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