Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge
A journey into the third largest wildlife refuge in the lower 48 states takes plenty of water and desert survival skills. Almost all of Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge is designated wilderness. Seven rugged mountain ranges cast shadows above valleys dotted with sand dunes and lava flows. The 1,000-square-mile refuge shares a 56-mile international border with Sonora, Mexico.
Cabeza Prieta NWR refuge office/visitor center is in Ajo, in southwestern Arizona.
From Phoenix: Take I-10 west to exit 112, follow Highway 85 south to Gila Bend, continue south on 85 approximately 40 miles to Ajo.
From Tucson: Take Highway 86 (Ajo Way) west across the Tohono O'odham reservation to Why, follow Highway 85 north to Ajo.
From Yuma: take I-8 east to Gila Bend, follow Highway 85 south approximately 40 miles to Ajo.
The refuge office is on the west side of the highway at the north end of town.www.hobogrill.org