The Dead Mountains Wilderness Area is an expansive region that is famously known for the rough and steep Dead Mountains. The wilderness area is also characterized by alluvial fans that stretch towards the Piute Valley and the Colorado River.
Right at the center of the wilderness lies Mount Manchester, which stands tall at 3598 feet.
Dead Mountains Wilderness Area, Camping, Hiking & Trails Map, CA
The Dead Mountains Wilderness Area is home to different wildlife species, typically found in the Mojave Desert. Some of the animals present include coyote, bighorn sheep, roadrunners, golden eagles, the desert tortoise, as well as rattlesnakes. Part of the region’s regulations consists of the ‘Leave No Trace’ principals, which require visitors to respect wildlife species to preserve the natural environment.
There are many fun activities that visitors can enjoy in the area. Hiking is popular with nature lovers, and dogs are allowed but must be held on a leash at all times. Alternatively, you can also saddle up and enjoy horse riding across the wilderness area.
Thrill-seekers will enjoy shooting in the natural outdoors, provided it is done in a safe place away from other people and property. Afterwards, visitors must clear the area by picking up any spent cartridges and the target material.
Other outdoor activities that you can do here include fishing, hunting, and trapping – all done under local laws. Camping sites are also available across the area, but this is limited to 14 days at a time – after which, campers must move on to a new site at least 25 miles away.
The Dead Mountains Wilderness Area is worth a trip for visitors looking to get away from the city’s non-stop buzz.