Arizona Map

Request Free Visitor Guides

Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness

Contact Info
Bureau of Land Management
711 14th Avenue
Safford, AZ 85546

Phone:
406-243-6933

Description

The perennial waters of Aravaipa Creek have carved a scenic canyon through the Sonoran Desert at the northern end of the Galiuro Mountains in southeastern Arizona. Saguaro cactus dot the canyon slopes, and a mixed-broadleaf riparian forest lines the canyon slopes at the creek. The canyon, 1,000 feet deep in places, is home to desert bighorn sheep, javelinas, coati mundis, ringtail cats, and other interesting wildlife. The creek is home to 7 species of native fish, and over 200 species of birds live among the cottonwoods, sycamores, willows, ash, and other riparian species in the canyon. Aravaipa Canyon is 11 miles long, and elevations range from 3,000 feet at the eastern trailhead to 2,650 feet at the western trailhead. Nine major side canyons feed into Aravaipa.

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

(To east trailhead) From Safford, travel 13 miles west on State Highway 70 to the Aravaipa/Klondyke Rd. Turn left, and follow the Aravaipa/Klondyke Rd. 32 miles to Klondyke, where there is a BLM Ranger Station. From Klondyke, continue on the Aravaipa Rd. for 10 miles.

Customizable Directions


Copyright © 1997 - 2018 The Go Travel Sites. All Rights Reserved and.

Email Page Link

Complete the form below to email this page to a friend or family member's email. You can send yourself an email as well. Your email and your recipient's email will NOT be shared with anyone. See our full Privacy Policy for details.
:
:
:
 
 
 
:
Copy Yourself on the Email Yes No
:
:

1

Select a Free Visitor Guides below

2

Complete the form to receive your guides by mail

Below are the Free Visitor Guides for Safford. More Visitor Guides are available in Arizona. Click here to view them all!

Arizona - The Grand Canyon State Arizona - The Grand Canyon State Arizona - The Grand Canyon State
StatewideStart planning your Arizona vacation with the Official State Visitor's guide - available in print, electronically, or both. Fill out the form to request your free travel packet, which includes an Arizona Official State Visitor's Guide and an Arizona state highway map.
Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested! You're all set! Request a few more Visitor Guides, or complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.
Town of Clifton Town of Clifton Town of Clifton
SoutheasternClifton is located on US Hwy. 191, not far from Safford. It is nestled in the foothills at the bottom of the Coronado Trail, which passes through scenic eastern Arizona.
Request this Free Visitor GuideRequested! You're all set! Request a few more Visitor Guides, or complete the form below to receive your guides by mail.