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Sanchez CCC Camp, AZ

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HAZ reminds you to respect the ruins. Please read the Archaeological Resources Protection Act of 1979 & Ruins Etiquette
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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance Round Trip 1 mile
Trailhead Elevation 3,248 feet
Elevation Gain 100 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 1.5
Interest Off Trail Hiking, Ruins & Historic
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15  2012-11-26 SkyIslander18
12  2011-08-22 SkyIslander18
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author avatar Guides 16,882
Routes 16,052
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Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
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Overview
The historic remains of the Sanchez Camp are located across the Gila River from Safford. This Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp was occupied from 1935 to 1936 by Company 2867. Approximately 200 men were stationed at the camp, primarily from Texas and Arizona. The enrollees worked directly with the Soil Conservation Service on the Gila Watershed Project, to counteract erosion problems plaguing the area. This was the second largest watershed project in the nation at that time. Several buildings and a system of rock-lined pathways are visible at the site.


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    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

    Most recent Triplog Reviews
    Sanchez CCC Camp
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    Started hiking from the top of Soloman Pass.
    Took the road down/up north just a couple of miles towards Gila Box.
    Great scenery as always with many nice cactus blooms along the way.
    Then drove out to the CCC Camp and looped the ruins.
    Very cool place to visit, have always been fascinated with the CCC history.
    Stormy lookin clouds overhead most of the trip with cool temps.
    Good day out & around the pass!

    Wildflowers
    Lots of nice cactus blooms and others.
    Sanchez CCC Camp
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    Soloman Pass Road
    Took "Ole Blue" (Jeep) up Soloman Pass Rd from the airport.
    Parked at the top of the pass, then hiked a couple miles down/up on the GET #12 trail.
    Did a little 4x4 on some side roads before ending with a drive out to the Sanchez CCC Camp.
    Loop hiked the ruins and then headed back home.
    Great weather scenery, 2 good short hikes & I'm now lovin "Ole Blue"!!!
    Sanchez CCC Camp
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    Decided to hike the 3.6 mile dirt road in to the camp and get some miles in this afternoon.
    BLM has put up some new identification signs all around the camp ruins since my last visit giving the area kind of a Ft Bowie-ish feeling. I had forgotten just how big this CCC camp was and the new signs were very helpful as I walked around the old structures. What a cool place to wander around and a must see for all who find the CCC and their work as fascinating as I do!
    Sanchez CCC Camp
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    Haven't been out to the CCC camp ruins in over 10 years and had forgotten about this unique site until the local paper ran a recent article about it. Drove out and spent a couple of late afternoon hours exploring the ruins and surrounding area of this cool little piece of Graham County history. I'm so glad I rediscovered this site!

    BLM info link for those interested -
    http://www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/cultur ... z-ccc.html

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    Directions
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    To hike
    From U.S. Highway 70 in Safford, drive north on 8th Avenue. After crossing the bridge, turn right onto East Airport Road and drive 4.3 miles. Turn left onto a road leading into the Safford Airport, then another immediate left onto the Solomon Pass Road. Drive north for 1.2 miles and turn right onto a dirt road. Drive 3.6 miles, park outside the Sanchez CCC Camp boundary, and walk through the site.
    page created by SkyIslander18 on Aug 23 2011 12:35 am
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