Sand dunes within the Rice Valley Wilderness

The Rice Valley Wilderness is a wilderness area near Blythe and Rice in the Mojave Desert region of California, managed by the Bureau of Land Management.[1]

The 41,777-acre wilderness includes portions of the Big Maria Mountains, along with a stretch of sand dunes that is part of one of the state's largest dune systems.[1] Congress designated the area as part of the 1994 California Desert Protection Act.[2]


33°56′54″N 114°44′41″W / 33.94833°N 114.74472°W / 33.94833; -114.74472