WILDERNESS AREAS IN GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA
At 2,969,602 acres, the Tonto Forest is by some distance the largest of the six national forests in Arizona, and has the most interesting, diverse scenery, with terrain and elevation ranging from the cactus covered Sonoran Desert (1,400 feet) to the Ponderosa Pine Forests of the Mogollon Rim(7,400 feet).
Besides desert and mountains it contains many lakes , fertile river valleys, rocky canyons and flat plains.
These wilderness areas are home to some of the most amazing wildlife and trophy game in the world including: Elk, Big Horn Sheep, Black Bear, Wild Turkey, Mountain Lions and Birds of every species.
Adventure seekers will love the WILD remote feeling of these wide open spaces. Dotted with trails, each wilderness is unique and is ready to be explored.