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Bonita Creek Watchable Wildlife Area, AZ

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Distance Round Trip 0.3 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,222 feet
Elevation Gain 20 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 0.4
Interest Perennial Creek
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22  2018-01-31
Cottonwood Trail - Gila Box RNCA
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45  2017-11-10
Gila Box RNCA
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8  2017-05-17
Cottonwood Trail - Gila Box RNCA
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30  2016-12-11
Bonita Creek
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15  2016-12-07
Bonita Creek
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36  2016-05-01
Gila Box RNCA
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15  2014-05-01
Gila Box RNCA
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15  2013-12-12
Bonita Creek
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Sun  6:48am - 5:17pm
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Gila Box River Trail
Gila Box River Trail
0.1 mi away
3.0 mi
100 ft
Bonita Creek
Bonita Creek
0.4 mi away
3.5 mi
Riverview Campground-Gila Box RNCA
0.5 mi away
Cottonwood Trail - Gila Box RNCA
Cottonwood Trail - Gila Box RNCA
0.7 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
1.3 mi away
Gila Box RNCA
Gila Box RNCA
2.1 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
5.3 mi away
2.0 mi
350 ft
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Overview
Bonita Creek Watchable Wildlife Area is a 0.3 mile round trip walk/tour with 20 feet elevation gain. Located 14 miles east-northeast of Safford Arizona. A high clearance vehicle is recommended to access the trailhead.


Bonita Creek offers some of the most outstanding birding opportunities in Southeastern Arizona. There are over 200 species of birds within the NCA. Optimum viewing season is spring and summer. This viewing deck offers a unique view at treetop levels on the rim of Bonita Creek. The deck is the only fully accessible year-round viewing area in southeast Arizona and Riverview Campground is within walking distance.

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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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    Directions
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    To walk/tour
    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.
    page created by SkyIslander18 on Dec 12 2013 7:32 pm
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