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Fourmile Canyon

fourmile canyon vistaLocated among large mesquite trees and desert grasses, the campground offers a developed setting for an overnight or week-long camping trip.  Set at the foot of the Galiuro Mountains, Fourmile Canyon offers views of juniper and other mountain shrubs and grasses in the lower elevation of the Galiuros.

This is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the warm winter sun when higher elevation campgrounds are closed for the winter.  In the spring and fall the campground is popular with javelina and deer hunters, but there are plenty of other weekends when the campground is less crowded.

General Location:  47 miles west of Safford

Directions:  Take U.S. Highway 70 west from Safford, travel 15 miles NW on Highway 70 to the Aravaipa-Klondyke Road.   Turn left and proceed 32 miles SW to Klondyke; turn left and follow the Fourmile Canyon Road about 1/2 mile to the campground. Driving time from Safford is approximately 1 hour.

Elevation:  3,500 feet

Related Literature:  Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness brochure

Seasons/Hours:  The campground is open year-long, but summer can be quite hot. Nights can be very cold in the winter, but days are normally pleasant.

Permits/Fees:  $5.00 per campsite. The America the Beautiful Senior and Access Passes are honored at this location. 

fourmile canyon facilities Facilities:  

Year Round Use with 10 Tent or RV Units (up to 30 ft.)
No Dumping Station, No Electricity
No Reservations Required
Picnic Tables and Grills
Trash Collection
Flush Toilets
Drinking Water
No Showers

Aravaipa Canyon Ranger Station and Information Center nearby. 

LIMITATIONS:  In addition to existing rules and regulations, there are supplemental rules which are used to help manage the campground.  

NOTE - Campfires are normally permitted. Use only dead and down wood for your fires. We recommend you bring your own firewood or charcoal.  Please leave a clean camp.

For additional Information 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