Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area

Hot springs, river rafting, birdwatching, and miles of trails make this National Conservation Area popular among those in the know. Bonita Creek wildlife viewing area is accessible and has numerous interpretive displays and shade shelters.

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Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area


Safford Field Office
711 14th Ave.

Geographic Coordinates

32.8922, -109.4921


WEST SIDE-- From Safford, travel 5 miles east on State Highway 70 to Solomon-- turn left on the Sanchez road and follow that to the end of the pavement. Follow signs to Bonita Creek.

EAST SIDE-- From Safford take US 70 east 10 miles to AZ 191. Follow 191 north 29 miles to milepost 160. Turn left on Black Hills Back Country Byway and follow signs four miles.