Services, Getting There
Supplies: Beaver Dam State Park to SW
Hikes & Trails
Tunnel Spring Map (PDF)
Wilderness Area Status
Designated Wilderness Area
Managing Agency: Bureau of Land Management
Tunnel Springs Wilderness is a land of steep, mountainous canyons, long ridges and rough drainages. Various kinds of volcanic rocks predominate. Located at the head of Beaver Dam Wash, its elevations range from 5,000 to 6,700 feet. Vegetation is mostly pinyon-juniper and sagebrush. The climate is semiarid, with cold winters and hot summers.
Wildlife Cougars and a variety of raptors frequent the area. The birds include: ferruginous hawk, Swainson's hawk, southern spotted owl, long-billed curlew, mountain plover, western snowy plover, western yellow-billed cuckoo, white-faced biis, Arizona Bell's vireo. Rodents: Merriam's kangaroo rat. Fish: Virgin River spinedance, speckled dace and desert sucker may inhabit Beaver Dam Creek.
This wilderness is a component of the Bureau of Land Management's National Conservation Lands.
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