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Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Gillard Hot Springs, Arizona 85533, USA

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About Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area

Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area has many cliffs, canyons, and historical sites to explore. This 23,000-acre BLM property is in eastern Arizona. Within the conservation area, the Gila and San Francisco rivers flow through the area in addition to Bonita and Eagle Creeks. Hiking, rafting, wildlife viewing, and much more await Gila Box visitors.


Attractions Near Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area

Clifton Townsite Historic District
Clifton Townsite Historic District4.66km from Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area

The Clifton Townsite Historic District, in Clifton, Arizona, is a 37-acre historic district that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.It is historically significant as "a largely intact area within Clifton, a copper mining town in eastern Arizona which developed between 1870 and 1930. The district is significant...for its association with the early copper mining and smelting operations in that region and with the town which grew to support those operations.

Eagle Creek
Eagle Creek5.41km from Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area

Eagle Creek is a 58.5-mile-long river located 50 miles northwest of Clifton, Arizona, United States, at the base of the White Mountain Range. It is a tributary of the Gila River.

Guthrie Peak
Guthrie Peak10.13km from Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area

Guthrie Peak is the highest point of the Black Hills, the northern extension of the Peloncillo Mountains in eastern Arizona. It isn’t a major Arizona summit. However, it does enjoy a prominence of over 2,000’, making it a worthwhile destination in its own right. Although it is far from any major Arizona cities. The summit is easily accessible because it starts right off US-191 and has a road to the top. For this reason, Guthrie Peak can be hiked any time of year.

Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area
Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area10.62km from Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area

Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area is a National Conservation Area located along the Gila River in southern Graham and Greenlee counties in southeastern Arizona in the United States. Administered by the Bureau of Land Management, the conservation area is approximately 23,000 acres in size. Campgrounds and hiking trails are available. The section of the Gila River that flows through the Gila Box is popular with white-water rafters and kayakers.

Black Hills Rockhound Area
Black Hills Rockhound Area12.75km from Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area

Black Hills rockhound area is located on the north side of Arizona route 191, between Safford and Clifton, about 18 miles north of Safford.This rockhound area makes a great day adventure for rock collectors. The principal attraction for rock collectors here is fire agate. Fire agate is a relatively new gemstone, only identified and formally recognized in the 1930s. It has the color play of precious opal with gem quality reds, greens, and blues.

Black Hills
Black Hills13.2km from Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area

The Black Hills of Greenlee County are a 20 mi long mountain range of the extreme northeast Sonoran Desert bordering the south of the White Mountains of eastern Arizona's transition zone. The mountain range is bordered by the Gila River, and the range is a large block that forces the Gila to flow northwest, west, southwest; at the west, the Gila River begins an excursion northwest at the start of the Gila Valley, where Safford and Thatcher lie in the valley.

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Greenlee County
Greenlee County
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Greenlee County is a county in the southeastern part of the U.S. state of Arizona. This was a land of dinosaurs and active volcano's. Then as time passed indigenous people settled, hunted and fished here for hundreds of years.

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