Good news: We'll have more places to hike soon. According to Mike Quigley, Arizona director for the Wilderness Society, the 32,000 acre plot in the Santa Teresa Mountains in western Graham County boasts “some of the most pristine backcountry experiences” in the nation. And now the land will be open to hikers and hunters alike, thanks to the collaboration of state, federal, and private organizations.
Most of Sonoran Desert National Monument Will Remain Open to Shooters
After years of administrative fighting, the BLM recommended that 53,000 acres be closed to shooting—but 443,000 acres will stay open.