Where to see wild burros in AZ: Alamo HMA

The Alamo Herd Management Area (HMA)

The Alamo HMA lies in west central Arizona on lands adjoining Alamo Lake and portions of the Bill Williams, Santa Maria and Big Sandy rivers. It is bordered on the north by the Big Sandy HMA and on the west by the Havasu HMA, the Alamo contains some 341,000 acres of land.

How to get there:

This HMA can be reached by driving west from Wickenberg, Arizona on U.S. Highway 60 (about 50 miles toward Wenen, Arizona) and then north 30 miles on a paved county road toward Alamo Lake State Park.

About the Burros:

There are estimated to be about 305 wild burros who roam freely throughout this area, which is largely steep, rock and rugged.
 
Burros in this area are typically grey in color. During the hot summer months, the herd stays within two to three miles of water sources. When the weather cools, the burros tend to break up and scatter throughout the area.
 
Burros in this area are typically grey in color. During the hot summer months, the herd stays within two to three miles of water sources. When the weather cools, the burros tend to break up and scatter throughout the area.Wild burros share this habitat with desert bighorn sheep, desert mule deer, coyotes, fox, jackrabbits and a variety of small desert mammals. Other animals making their homes here include the desert tortoise and several species of lizards and rattlesnakes. Wild burros in this area are descendants of burros abandoned by early prospectors, miners and local rangers. Having evolved in the deserts of North Africa, burros adapted well to Arizona’s desert environment and flourished in the relatively lush Sonoran Desert.
 
Information gathered from the Bureau of Land Management