Swift Trail

Safford, Arizona 85548

Swift Trail

Swift Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This easy trail is paved for two-thirds of its length and the remainder is a well-graded gravel road, making it a pleasant trail for those in passenger vehicles or anyone wanting to experience some cooler mountain temperatures and spectacular scenery. Almost immediately the paved road starts to climb, switchbacking its way up into the Pinaleño Mountains. The creosote bush, mesquite, and cactus desert plains are quickly left behind, as the road passes through the pinyon pine, alligator juniper, and desert oak of the slightly higher elevations.

Special Attractions: Fire lookout tower; Popular backcountry camping at the sawmill; Access to many hiking trails. This trail is graded dirt but suitable for a normal passenger vehicle. It usually has gentle grades, is fairly wide, and has very shallow water crossings (if any)."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
2.5 hours
April 15 to November 15
3,200 feet
Trailhead Elevation
9,500 feet
Top Elevation
Coronado National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Artesia, Mt. Graham, Stockton Pass, Webb Peak, Safford; BLM Safford; USFS Coronado National Forest, Safford & Santa Catalina Ranger Districts
Local Maps

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