- The Strip is comprised of 3.2 million acres of land north of the Grand Canyon and south of the Utah State line. This vast acreage is managed for many resource values and supports a variety of overlapping uses. Recreation opportunities in such areas as Paria Canyon and Coyote Buttes abound and are becoming more and more the focus of management.
There are eight Wilderness Areas on the BLM portions of the Arizona Strip, offering incredible scenic beauty in diverse landscape settings. Pariah Canyon and Coyote Bluffs area are two areas to visit.
Recreation - Whether you own a motor home, a back pack, a horse or a four-wheel drive vehicle, the Strip has a place for you to escape. Hiking, Backpacking, climbing, seasonal boating, and rock hounding. Backcountry hiking and backpacking opportunities are found throughout the Strip, especially in our Wilderness Areas and on the Arizona Trail. Public lands throughout the area are open for primitive camping. You can camp just about anywhere you want, with some limitations.
Climate - The climate of Arizona is as diverse as it's National Parks and Monuments. The higher elevations receive more precipitation, some in the form of snow during the winter months. The mountainous areas experience cooler temperatures with cold winter months. Dress in layers for your travels in this state of varying layers and be prepared for cool temperatures in high elevations. Little rain falls in this area so be prepared with plenty of drinking water.
The Arizona Strip is located in the northwest region of the state of Arizona. The Strip borders Nevada and Utah and runs for most of the northern region of Arizona.