Saddle Mountain Wilderness

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

Elevations range from 6,000 feet to over 8,000 feet. The name originates from the profile of a prominent ridge that appears from the distance as a "saddle", horn and all. Vegetation is diverse. It ranges from pinyon pine - Utah juniper in the lower areas to mixed conifers in the highlands. The lower elevations provide valuable mule deer winter range, whereas the higher elevations of the southern portion provide summer habitat for deer and blue grouse. In the upper portion of House Rock Valley a herd of buffalo roam.

Saddle Mountain Wilderness Access Map

At a Glance

Operational Hours: Fredonia, Ariz., Aug. 22, 2018 — For Immediate Release.  The Kaibab National Forest will lift all area closures this Thursday, August 23, at 8 a.m. due to the significant and widespread monsoonal moisture that occurred over both the Cat Fire and Stina Fire over the last 72 hours. This will include Saddle Mountain Wilderness.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities


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Backpacking

Elevation descElevations range from 6,000 feet to over 8,000 feet. The name originates from the profile of a prominent ridge that appears from the distance as a "saddle".
Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
36.3960955

  Longitude : 
-112.0098593