Safford Ranger District

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Picture of snow capped mountain range

This recreation area is the home of the Coronado's most extensive mountain range, the Pinaleños, and topped by the highest peak in southern Arizona, 10,720 foot Mt. Graham.  A scenic road named the Swift Trail (Hwy 366) leads into these unique mountains and provides access to campgrounds, Forest trails, and fishing at Riggs Lake.

The Safford Recreation Area is also home to the Galiuro Mountains and the Santa Teresa Range.  The 76,317 acre Galiuro Wilderness is steeped in history and contains an extensive trail network.

The Santa Teresas are rugged and remote, with a variety of primitive trails leading into a 26,780 acre Wilderness (area is unavailable).

At a Glance

Restrictions: Trailer Camping is 22 feet and less.
Information Center: Safford Ranger District Phone 928-428-4150

General Information

General Notes:

You may use motors up to 10 hp on Parker Canyon Lake.

Single electric trolling motors are allowed on Arivaca Lake, Riggs Lake, and Pena Blanca Lake.

Boats are not allowed on Rose Canyon Lake.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



Show detail SHOW

Camping & Cabins

Show detail SHOW


Show detail SHOW


Show detail SHOW

Horse Riding & Camping

Show detail SHOW


Show detail SHOW

Scenic Driving

Show detail SHOW

Water Activities

Show detail SHOW
Areas & Activities


  Latitude : 

  Longitude :