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Chuckwalla Valley Dune Thicket

Chuckwalla Valley Dune Thicket is now closed to vehicles


Approximately 20 miles west of Blythe, CA


South of Interstate 10 at Wiley's Well Rd.


Chuckwalla Valley is a unique confluence of a wash and a small dune system.

Managed By: BLM - Palm Springs


Date of Closure: 2001

Type of Closure: Temporary

Reason for Closure

Federal Register: Proposed Order for Temporary Closure of Selected Routes of Travel or Areas

The proposed closure is to provide interim protection for the desert tortoise, desert tortoise habitat, and other resource values from motorized vehicle use authorized under the CDCA Plan.

Other information:

  • The entire are is part of the Chuckwalla Valley Dune Thicket Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC)

  • Chuckwalla Mountains Wilderness are nearby

Endangered or Threatened Species:

  • Desert Tortoise




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