Cunningham Campground

Area Status: Open

Cunningham Campground

Located high in the Pinaleno Mountains in an open, grassy stand of aspen and fir, this campground was constructed to provide a more primitive camping experience than most forest campgrounds. Campsites include a parking area and a fire grill. A public corral is available for riding and pack stock. Nearby there are plenty of foot and equestrian trails.

The Grant Creek Trail starts at the campground edge and follows a scenic route down canyon to the site of old Fort Grant, once an important outpost in the days of warring between the Apaches and the U.S. Army. Today, the fort is an Arizona State Prison Facility.

Also conveniently close by the campground is the Cunningham and Grant Hill Loop, a system of old logging roads and trails developed for mountain biking and hiking. Access to these trails is located across the Swift Trail (AZ 366) from the campground.

Note: Black bear area.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Closed indefinitely to protect public health and align with state and local measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Visit for more information.
Area Amenities: Tent camping,Camping trailer,Fee charged for some activities,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees: Single site: $15.  With Golden Age/Access or Interagency Senior/Access pass $7.50. Payable with cash or check.
Open Season: April 15 - November 14
Restrictions: RVs up to 22’; and vehicles with trailers less than 21’; are recommended. Vehicles with trailers longer than 26’; will have difficulty negotiating the switchbacks on the road up the mountain (AZ 366). Horse feed and water are not available. Pack and saddle stock are not permitted in campground. Limit 2 vehicles and 10 persons per site. 14 day stay limit.
Closest Towns: First aid available at Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center in Safford, 33 miles. Cunningham Campground is located in the Pinaleño Mountains 33 miles southwest of Safford.
Water: No drinking water is available
Restroom: Yes
Information Center: Safford Ranger District   928-428-4150

General Information


From Safford, drive south 8 miles on US 191 to AZ 366. Turn right (southwest) onto 366 and drive approximately 25.8 miles to the campground (between Grant Creek and Moonshine Creek). This route is usually accessible April 15th through November 14th, weather permitting.


Accessible to persons with disabilities.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

Cool forest, mountain air. Aspens and fall colors. Trails nearby. Semi-developed setting. Facilities for horses. Fire grills.
No. of Sites 10
No. of Accessible sites Accessible to persons with disabilities.

Horse Camping


Camping trailer: Yes
Picnic tables: Yes
Tent camping: Yes
Parking: Yes
Toilets: Yes
Fee charged for some activities: Yes

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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9,000 feet