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Lorenzo and Seth Wright Historical Marker, AZ

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance One Way 0.75 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,590 feet
Elevation Gain 25 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 0.83
Interest Historic
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Preferred   Nov, Feb, Mar, Jan
Sun  7:13am - 5:14pm
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Overview
Lorenzo and Seth Wright Historical Marker is a 0.75 mile one way hike with 25 feet elevation gain. Located 16 miles east-southeast of Safford Arizona. The trailhead is car accessible. November and February are the best months to enjoy this hike.


Roadside marker inscription - In Memory of two of the many pioneers who brought law, order and safety to the Gila Valley. Lorenzo and Seth Wright were killed 1 mile north of this spot by Indians who had stolen 45 horses from early settlers. While pursuing the Indians they were ambushed Dec. 1, 1885 (marker placed in 1938).


An old high clearance dirt road north of the marker takes you .75 miles across the desert floor to the ambush marker.

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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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    Paved - Car Okay

    To hike
    From US70 & 191 in Safford, take 70 east out of town for 17 miles. Marker will be on the left (north) side of the highway.
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