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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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Preferred   Nov, Feb, Mar, Jan
Sun  7:11am - 5:12pm
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Sanchez CCC Camp is a 1 mile round trip hike with 100 feet elevation gain. Located 8 miles east-northeast of Safford Arizona. November and February are the best months to enjoy this hike. This hike involes off trail navigation. Review triplogs, photos and the route to understand the terrain before heading out.


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.

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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.
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