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Bigelow Cholla Garden Wilderness Area



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General Description

Bigelow Cholla Garden Wilderness Area, Needles BLM Field Office
Copyright: - US Bureau of Land Management
Bigelow Cholla Garden Wilderness Area, Needles BLM Field Office
Bigelow Cholla Garden Wilderness Area is comprised of 10,380 acres within the northern portion of the dark, volcanic Sacramento Mountains. The densest concentration of Bigelow cholla cactus in the California Desert is found within this wilderness. Private lands may lie within the wilderness area. Please respect the owner and do not use these lands without permission. Area maps include Needles Land Status Map and
USGS 7.5' Quadrangel Maps - Bannock, Flat Top Mountain, and West of Flattop Mountain.

Directions from Needles, CA: This wilderness area is located in San Bernardino County; 18 miles west of Needles.  (Note: Boundary set backs from roads or trails are 30 to 300 feet) Interstate 40 forms the northern boundary of the wilderness. Exit US 95 from 1-40 and follow the dirt road south for about 200 feet. Turn right to access the Four Corners' Pipeline and travel west. The southern boundary, delineated by this road, begins in 3 miles. There are no established trailheads, and high clearance vehicles are recommended.

Seasonal Information:
Normally Open: Year-round .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Backpacking Bigelow Cholla Garden Wilderness Area
Yes
ICON Camping Bigelow Cholla Garden Wilderness Area
Yes
ICON Forest Areas Bigelow Cholla Garden Wilderness Area
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Bigelow Cholla Garden Wilderness Area
ICON Horseback Riding Bigelow Cholla Garden Wilderness Area
Yes
ICON Rock Collecting Bigelow Cholla Garden Wilderness Area
Yes
ICON Rock Climbing Bigelow Cholla Garden Wilderness Area
Yes
ICON Viewing Scenery Bigelow Cholla Garden Wilderness Area
Yes
ICON Viewing Wildlife Bigelow Cholla Garden Wilderness Area
Yes



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Visitor Information:

California Travel and Tourism Commision, P.O. Box 1499 , Sacramento, CA, 95812-1499, Phone: 800-862-2543

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