Gila Box Riparian NCA

Hike off-trail in Gila Box Riparian NCA, a beautiful rugged territory located 30 miles northwest of Safford, Arizona.

If you’ve got wilderness navigation skills, Gila Box Riparian NCA is your hiking playground. You’ll find peace, solitude, and the sounds of nature in this wilderness area, located about 30 miles northwest of Safford, Arizona.

History & Nature

Named for the shape formed by the three canyons at its center, Gila Box Riparian NCA consists of 10,500 acres of rugged beauty. Vegetation ranges from pinyon pine forest at Gila Peak to grasslands on the lower slopes, so expect a wide variety of wildlife.

Things To Do

Come prepared with gear, food, and water. There are no trails here, so you can expect the full rewards offered by untouched nature.

Hotels, Lodging & Camping

Plenty of accommodations of all types are available in nearby Safford, including hotels, motels, and bed & breakfasts. You’ll be happy to have a great place to rest after your long day of hiking!

Hours & Pricing

For hours and pricing, please visit the website.

For More Information

Gila Box Riparian NCA
711 S 14th Ave
Safford, AZ 85546
(928) 348-4400

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Cities & Regions

From the abundance of Saguaro cactuses and unique wildlife in the Sonoran Desert to the high country and forests of the White Mountains to the breathtaking Grand Canyon, Arizona’s regions are full of experiences that don’t disappoint.