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Gila Box River Trail, AZ

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Rated  Favorite Wish List AZ > Tucson > Safford
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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance One Way 3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,152 feet
Elevation Gain 100 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 3.33
Interest Off Trail Hiking & Perennial Creek
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9  2018-03-28
Riverview Campground-Gila Box RNCA
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4  2018-03-28 cactuscat
8  2017-05-17
Cottonwood Trail - Gila Box RNCA
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15  2015-05-07 kingsnake
15  2014-05-01
Gila Box RNCA
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20  2013-04-29 SkyIslander18
Associated Areas
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Gila - Safford BLM
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Preferred   Nov, Feb, Mar, Jan
Sun  6:50am - 5:15pm
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Nearby Area Water
Bonita Creek Watchable Wildlife Area
0.1 mi away
0.3 mi
20 ft
Riverview Campground-Gila Box RNCA
0.4 mi away
Bonita Creek
Bonita Creek
0.4 mi away
3.5 mi
Cottonwood Trail - Gila Box RNCA
Cottonwood Trail - Gila Box RNCA
0.6 mi away
2.5 mi
100 ft
Midnight Canyon - Gila Box RNCA
Midnight Canyon - Gila Box RNCA
0.8 mi away
Spring Canyon Picnic Area
1.1 mi away
Dry Canyon - Gila Box RNCA
Dry Canyon - Gila Box RNCA
1.4 mi away
Gila Box RNCA
Gila Box RNCA
2.2 mi away
Black Hills Back Country Byway
Black Hills Back Country Byway
4.9 mi away
21.0 mi
1,800 ft
Black Hills Rockhound Trail
Black Hills Rockhound Trail
5.2 mi away
2.0 mi
350 ft
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Overview
Gila Box River Trail is a 3 mile one way hike with 100 feet elevation gain. Located 14 miles east-northeast of Safford Arizona. A high clearance vehicle is recommended to access the trailhead. 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.


The Gila Box River Trail is the first water trail to be accepted into the Arizona State Trails System. It follows the Gila River corridor through the southwest corner of the Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area. Visitors are invited to float the river in rafts, kayaks or canoes, or to follow the unmarked trail downstream on foot or horseback. The trail is closed to motorized vehicles and mountain bikes.

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    One-Way Notice
    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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    Directions
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    FR / Jeep Road - Car possible when dry

    To hike
    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. The Gila Box River Trail is accessed by walking to the river from the Serna Cabin parking area. The river trail ends at the Dry Canyon Boat Take Out, approximately three miles downstream.
    page created by SkyIslander18 on Apr 29 2013 8:33 pm
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