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Discovery Park, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Tucson > Safford
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Distance One Way 0 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,034 feet
Interest Seasonal Creek
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Overview: Discovery Park, which is part of Eastern Arizona College, is a multi-purpose educational facility containing two levels. The top level located on top of a mesa houses several buildings including EAC classrooms, science & technology buildings, Gov Aker Observatory, a small astronomy exhibit and a short nature trail. The lower level east below the mesa is know as "Nature's Hideaway" and is an award winning restored wetland. Several miles of hiking trails takes you through the riparian habitat that includes seasonal ponds, a permanent pond, fish watching window, wildlife viewing blinds, a frog ranarium and the Circle D Ranch.


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    This hike is listed as One-Way.

    When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
    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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    Map Drive
    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From the US Highway 191 & 70 junction in Safford, head South along 191 for 2.2 miles. Turn right (west) onto Discovery Park Blvd. and take for 1 mile. There will be a parking area to the right next to a small city building. Walk south across Discovery Park Blvd. then take a right (west) and up the walkway to the side entrance into the park (24/7) or you may continue driving to the end of 191, take 2 lefts and enter from the park/campus Rd. and park at the visitor center during campus hours (hours vary).
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