Chuckwalla Mountains Wilderness

Weighing in at almost 100,000 acres, the Chuckwalla Mountains Wilderness is southeast of Joshua Tree National Park and south of Desert Center. Located in a transitional zone between the Colorado and Mojave Deserts, you can find a wide range of species here. Many of the characteristic and beautiful Sonoran Ocotillos occur here, along with Foxtail and Barrel Cactus. A few excellent springs also occur here including Corn Springs located in a beautiful and historic canyon with a small campground nearby.

This Wilderness includes the Chuckwalla Bench bajada region in the south, which is designated as an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) by the BLM. At the north end of the wilderness, you can find the Edmund C. Jaeger Nature Sanctuary which is at the the location where Jaeger documented hibernating poorwills.

 

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