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.
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.