Nestled right smack in the middle of nowhere, the Cerbat Mountains tower over the eastern edge of the Mojave. Simultaneously in the way and out of the way, a treasure trove of abandoned mining sites, springs, camps and panoramic views across three states hides in plain sight along the CANAMEX Corridor only a few hours outside Phoenix and Las Vegas. Like most of Arizona’s “sky islands”, the juniper-covered Cerbats rise thousands of feet above the baking desert floor to reach fresh, cool mile-high air. Thanks to reliable water, the mountains are home to a variety of wildlife including bighorn sheep, bobcat, and mountain lion.

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