Climate & Weather
Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness Area
Permit System

The following chart shows the average temperatures for each month.

January6134 July9967
February6535 August9665
March6738 September9361
April7842 October 8248
May8748 November6937
June9857 December6434

Current National Weather Service Forecast

Aravaipa Canyon receives about ten inches of rain a year, mostly falling in July and August. Recent precipitation will dictate streamflow and depth of the creek. Visit the U.S. Geological Survey's website to get real-time streamflow. Call the BLM Safford Field Office or Ranger Stations for current stream conditions.

When is the best time to hike Aravaipa?

Spring and fall are most popular and permits fill up quickly during those seasons.

What to Expect



Natural Wonders


  Safford Field Office
711 14th Avenue
Safford, AZ 85546-3337
Phone: (928) 348-4400
Fax: (928) 348-4450
Field Manager:  Scott Cooke
Hours: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., M-F