Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness

Aravaipa Canyon: Keeping Arizona’s wilderness wild! Imagine the land before civilization. You’ll find 19,410 acres of that here. See what wilderness is really like.

History & Nature

A 1,000 foot-deep canyon that’s home to bighorn sheep, javelina, coati mundis and ringtail cats. A creek that carved the scenic canyon and home to seven species of native fish. And a riparian forest featuring more than 200 species of birds.

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Things to Do

This protected Eden is perfect for primitive, adventure-based recreation like horseback riding, hiking, camping and hunting. In order to keep the wilderness wild, there are strict guidelines such as group size (no more than 10 people and no more than 5 horses), length of stay (3 days/2 nights) and hunting restrictions based on season and equipment. These restrictions have been keeping the territory wild by preventing overuse since 1984.

Hotels, Lodging & Camping

This is the perfect place for a family camping trip. You’ll also find places to stay in nearby Mammoth and Winkelman

Hours & Pricing

For hours, please visit the website.

Entrance Fee: $5/day, permit required

  • A limited number of permits are issued, so it’s advised to purchase your permit before the day of your hike
  • For more information on permits, please visit the website

For More Information

Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness
711 S 14th Ave
Safford, AZ 85546
(928) 348-4400

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