Swift Trail (State Hwy 366), AZ

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Distance One Way 35.2 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,233 feet
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The Swift Trail will take you from the base of the mountain to the top of southeastern Arizona's highest "sky island" - the Pinalenos (Mt. Graham). This drive will offer you spectacular scenery from the desert floor up to a lush green mountain forest. It's like driving from Mexico to Canada in an hour and a half. Due to its scenic beauty, Highway 366 was designated a state scenic parkway in 1993.

Swift Trail is closed from November 15 to April 15 at approximately 21 miles from its junction with Hwy 191 during the winter snow season. 21 miles is at the end of the pavement and is where the turn-off for the Shannon Campground is located. During snow events, the road may be closed temporarily at a lower elevation, as several gates exist along the road before the 21-mile mark.

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Gate Policy: If a gate is closed upon arrival, leave it closed after you go through. If it is open, leave it open. Leaving a closed gate open may put cattle in danger. Closing an open gate may cut them off from water. Please be respectful, leave gates as found.

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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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    From Safford - Travel south on US 191 for 7.3 miles. Turn right at the Swift Trail junction, you are now on the Swift Trail scenic parkway (hwy 366).
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