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Dankworth Village

salado rock houseTake a trip back in time and see how the Mogollon people utilized mud-covered pithouses in southeastern Arizona, the Clovis culture used stone-tipped spears for hunting, and the Salado culture constructed more permanent dwellings. A loop trail leads around replicas of prehistoric dwellings and use areas typical of indigenous inhabitants of the Safford region.

The Dankworth Village Teacher's Activity Guide (pdf, 7.3M) includes an Artifact Guide (pdf, 4M) and a Field Exercise (pdf, 2M).

Dankworth also offers a hiking trail, picnic facilities, and restrooms as well as fishing in Dankworth Pond (Arizona fishing license is required.).  As you look toward Mt. Graham, you can see the desert, oak woodland, and forest zones that are partly determined by elevation.

Directions:  Take U.S. 191 south from Safford for 8.3 miles, just past Swift Trail (AZ Route 366) intersection.  Turn left (east) at signed State Park entrance and pay $4.00 park entry fee.

Elevation:  3,240 feet

Best Season:  Open year round but summers are extremely hot; spring and fall are best

General Location:  8 miles south of Safford; 25 miles north of I-10 between Willcox and Bowie

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From the east side of the pond, walk ¾ mile on the Dos Arroyos Trail and up the hill leading to Dankworth Village.

Resource Conservation and Protection

You may examine artificats in Dankworth Village but leave them where you find them.  Others will want to see and learn about the same things that you did.  Do not collect plants, flowers, or rocks.

Archaeological sites are part of our environment that need to be protected.

For more information about the use of Dankworth Village by schools, please contact:

  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

Roper Lake State Park
Rt 2 Box 712
Safford, Arizona 85546
(928) 428-6760