Serna Cabin Picnic Area & Historical Site

This small developed picnic area is located along Bonita Creek near the historic Serna Cabin within the Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area (RNCA). It borders a riparian area with large cottonwood, sycamore and willow trees. The Serna Cabin was constructed in the 1920s and restored by the BLM in 1991.

Adventure is at Your Fingertips


Safford Field Office
711 14th Ave

Geographic Coordinates

32.8940384, -109.4789529


From Safford, travel approximately five miles east on U.S. Highway 70 to the town of Solomon and turn left onto Sanchez Road. Travel north for eight miles, crossing the bridge at the Gila River, to a Gila Box RNCA sign. Turn left onto that dirt road. Travel another 3.8 miles and take the right fork in the road. Travel 0.6 mile to another fork and turn right. At the next fork, follow the signs left to the Bonita Creek Watchable Wildlife Viewing Area and Serna Cabin Picnic Area.