Harquahala Mountains,
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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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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.

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