Hiking & Walking
There are literally hundreds of miles of hiking and walking trails in Graham County in terrain that ranges from high desert at about 2,400 feet elevation to trails that range near 10,000 feet on Mount Graham. The Apache Sitgreaves National Forest and The Coronado National Forests have more than 70 designated hiking trails in over 3.5 million acres of beautiful, scenic landscape. Plan you trip to enjoy short easy day hikes to lengthy challenging hikes that course through beautiful naturally preserved wilderness areas and national forests. Wild land hikes include the Galiuro Wilderness, Aravaipa Canyon, Gila Box Riparian Wilderness and Blue Range Primitive Areas.
Clifton District, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
The two million acre forest encompasses magnificent mountain country in east-central Arizona along the Mogollon Rim and the White Mountains.
Blue Range Primitive Area
The Blue Range remains one of Arizona's untouched and little known jewels.
Safford District, Coronado National Forest
Elevations range from 3000 feet to 10,720 feet in twelve widely scattered mountain ranges or "sky islands" that rise dramatically from the desert floor.
Galiuro Wilderness, Coronado National Forest
Rugged terrain, diverse plant and animal communities, old west history and plenty of solitude are available for lovers of wilderness in the Galiuros.
Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area
The 23,000-acre Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area is truly an oasis in the desert. It has four perennial waterways which are the lifeline for this remarkable place.
Stockton Pass, Coronado National Forest
The Stockton Pass Campground is located right at the apex of the pass and offers good views of the south slopes of some of the mountain range’s highest peaks.
Within the colorful 1,000-foot canyon walls, outstanding scenery, wildlife, and rich history are all protected.
Gila Box Riparian Wilderness Area
The 23,000-acre Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area is truly an oasis in the desert.