Harquahala Mountains,
Camping in Arizona Picture Tour

The Harquahala Mountains are west of Wickenburg, Arizona. These are the highest mountains in southwestern Arizona. Harquahala peak stands at 5,691 feet and provides tremendous views of the Sonoran Desert and it's many mountain ranges. Harquahala means "water there is high up" as there is a natural spring on the mountain.

You can even drive to the top of the mountain - but it isn't for the faint of heart! Four wheel drive is required and 4 wheeling experience is recommended. I mountain biked to the top - though in reality I had to push the bike half way up because this is one steep and rocky road! The road to the top can be accessed from Eagle Eye Road.

The Harquahala Mountains Wilderness Area encompasses about half of the mountain range and features an isolated canyon with diverse wildlife and rare cactus populations.

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Picture of the Harquahala Mountains in Arizona Picture of Eagle Eye Road with the Harquahala Mountains in Arizona Picture of a Saguaro Cactus in Arizona Picture of a Fishhook Pincushion Cactus in Arizona
Picture of the 4WD road to the top of Harquahala Peak in Arizona Picture of a sunset over the Little Harquahala Mountains in Arizona Picture of Barrel Cactus in Arizona Picture of the many switchbacks on Harquahala Peak road in Arizona
Picture of the 4WD road to the top of Harquahala Peak in Arizona Picture of a mountain bike in the Harquahala Mountains in Arizona Picture from the top of the Harquahala Mountains in Arizona Picture of McMullen Valley from the Harquahala Mountains in Arizona
Picture of the parking area on Harquahala Peak in Arizona Picture of the 4WD road to the top of the Harquahala Mountains in Arizona Picture of the Harquahala Peak solar observatory in Arizona Picture of the view from Harquahala Peak in Arizona
Picture of a California Fire Barrel Cactus in Arizona Picture of the author taking a break in the Harquahala Mountains in Arizona Picture of the Harquahala Mountains in Arizona Picture of the Harquahala Plain in Arizona
Picture of a California Fire Barrel Cactus in Arizona Picture of rain puddles on road near Harquahala Mountains in Arizona Picture of a Pinkflower Hedgehog Cactus in Arizona Picture of a Pinkflower Hedgehog Cactus in Arizona
Picture of flowers along a desert wash in Arizona Picture of a California Fire Barrel Cactus in Arizona Picture of the Harquahala Plain in Arizona  


Harquahala Mountains Video Slideshow

Camping: Sites for RV boondocking, car camping, and tent camping can be found on the surrounding BLM land. You'll find places to camp north of the Harquahala Mountains along Highway 60, and also to the southeast along Eagle Eye Road. Click here for more camping information.

For more information visit the BLM web page on the Harquahala Mountains.

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