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Cunningham Campground, AZ

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Trailhead Elevation 8,874 feet
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4  2017-10-22
Swift Trail (State Hwy 366)
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Grant Creek Canyon
Grant Creek Canyon
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8.0 mi
2,600 ft
Moonshine Creek
Moonshine Creek
0.1 mi away
2.3 mi
211 ft
Cunningham Spur
Cunningham Spur
1.0 mi away
3.2 mi
470 ft
Cunningham Loop Trail
Cunningham Loop Trail
1.1 mi away
7.6 mi
1,212 ft
Grant Hill Loop
Grant Hill Loop
1.1 mi away
4.2 mi
485 ft
Hospital Flat Nature Trail
Hospital Flat Nature Trail
1.4 mi away
1.3 mi
196 ft
Hospital Flat Campground
1.4 mi away
Upper Hospital Flat
1.5 mi away
Big Creek Trail #320A
Big Creek Trail #320A
1.5 mi away
3.2 mi
823 ft
Treasure Park Campground
1.6 mi away
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Located high in the Pinaleño Mountains in an open, grassy stand of aspen and fir, this campground was constructed to provide a more primitive camping experience than most forest campgrounds. Campsites include a parking area and a fire grill. A public corral is available for riding and pack stock. Nearby there are plenty of foot and equestrian trails.
The Grant Creek Trail starts at the campground edge and follows a scenic route down canyon to the site of old Fort Grant, once an important outpost in the days of warring between the Apaches and the U.S. Army. Today, the fort is an Arizona State Prison Facility.

Also conveniently close by the campground is the Cunningham and Grant Hill Loop, a system of old logging roads and trails developed for mountain biking and hiking. Access to these trails is located across the Swift Trail (AZ 366) from the campground.


Accessible to persons with disabilities.
Note: Black bear area.

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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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    2017 - $10 per night. Picnicking or other day use in Campgrounds: $10 per day. All fees are payable by cash, check or money order at the time you occupy the site. Make check or money order payable to "USDA Forest Service."

    April 15 weather permitting - October

    RV’s up to 22' and vehicles with trailers less than 21' are recommended. Vehicles with trailers longer than 26' will have difficulty negotiating the switchbacks on the road up the mountain (AZ 366). Horse feed and water are not available. Pack and saddle stock are not permitted in campground. Limit 2 vehicles and 10 persons per site. 14 day stay limit.

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    To car camp trip
    From Safford, head south on U.S. highway 191. Turn west onto state highway 366 (Swift Trail).
    Follow highway 366 approximately 25.2 miles to Cunningham Campground.
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