|The BLM Kingman Field Office oversees 2.4 million acres of public land in northwestern Arizona. There is hiking all over the place.
The area has a wide variety of wildlife including mule deer, elk, wild donkeys, fox, coyotes, squirrels, raccoons, rabbits, chipmunks, skunks, lizards, Sonoran desert tortoise, mountain lions, bighorn sheep, bobcats, rattlesnakes, and many smaller mammals and reptiles.
The largest wild burro population in the country is located in the Black Mountains and there are two herds of wild mustangs on this land. You may also come across range cattle. Usually the cattle will move out of your way, but if they have young calves you'll want to be cautious. Never get between and cow and her calf.
A wide variety of birds including the golden eagle can be seen soaring the skies, There are also Gambel's quail, mourning dove, and several types of raptors.
There are two major hiking areas right beside Kingman.
Cerbat Foothills Recreation Area (CFRA) covers 11,300 acres of Mohave Desert grassland and offers 4 different trail systems totaling about 19 miles, which are open to hikers and joggers, equestrian use and bicyclists.
Vegetation in the area includes yucca, beavertail, prickly pear, creosote and mesquite.
Hualapai Mountain Park - Cabins, Camping, RV Park, and Picnicking is just a few minutes away with over 2,300 acres of truly unique cool, clear, green refreshment of the pine forest country. It is perfect for a picnic. The total beauty, character, and history of Hualapai Mountain Park cannot be fully expressed in words, it is something that must be experienced.
Hualapai Mountain Park is often referred to as a biological island because of its elevation above the surrounding countryside which consist of semi-arid desert type landscapes.
Monolith Garden is a fantastic maze of towering rock formation on the outskirts of Kingman. Operated by the BLM as a multi use facility it a delight to use the beautiful network of trails. It has a rolling landscape of low hills, stacked rock towers and hunched ridgeline columns.
The scenic and surprisingly fun area is popular with hikers, non-motorized mountain bikers, and horses share the trails through dramatic boulder fields and crumbling ramparts of volcanic ash. The views are amazing.