Experience Graham County


Small town friendliness, over 4 million acres of National Forest and protected Wilderness lands, pristine high desert beauty, the lush Gila Valley, and towering pines on Mount Graham.  Graham County is filled with so many things to do in its terrific little communities and has some of the most beautiful scenic terrain in the entire Southwest. It’s no wonder first time visitors frequently come back for more…naturally!




Hiking Club in the Gila Valley?



Interested in some Gila Valley Day Hikes? Click here to to see the list of hikes.


Cinco de Mayo Celebration!

Saturday May 3, 2014

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Arizona Highways May 2014 Edition:
Safford & Mi Casa Tortilla Factory

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Official Travel Guide 2014 Visit Tucson Magazine:

Science, Scenery, and Salsa Trail

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Gateway to Copper Corridor Spring 2014 Edition:

Coronado National Forrest and Bird Watching

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Graham County Weather


Latest Safford, Arizona, weather


Historic SaffordSafford is home to the Graham County Chamber of Commerce and is the hub of activity in the region.  A lot of people have a notion of what “Hometown America” is and that is exactly what you will experience when you walk the streets of downtown Safford, stroll through the town square, and visit with the people you meet on the street.  As a matter of fact, it’s like that in all the Graham County communities – just plain friendly folks.


Foodies will find Dining in Graham County a treat.  The Salsa Trail restaurants serve up some of the best Mexican food in Arizona and you’ll find lots of dining options all through the county. 


There’s a lot to choose from – rockhounding to astronomy, hiking to museums, bird watching to mountain biking…something for everyone.  If you need help deciding or have questions, Contact Us with a call or an email.  We’re glad to help!

Salsa Trail & SalsaFest

Salsa Trail


Arizona’s Salsa Trail® is all about terrific Mexican food and down-home friendliness. Sprinkled through the small Graham County communities are a dozen Mexican restaurants, a family owned tortilla factory and a lady who grows chilies who have all joined together to make up the Salsa Trail®. In a world where change seems constant, the constant on the Salsa Trail is good food and consistency of service that spans decades. There is an annual SalsaFest every September where people compete for the title of best salsa! To learn more and find authentic salsa recipes visit Salsa Trail online.

Mt. Graham International Observatory Tours


Mid May through October Discovery Park at Eastern Arizona College offers Mt. Graham International Observatory tours. The tours feature a 40 mile trip to the MGIO site near the summit of scenic Mt. Graham and focus on the mountain’s rich history, geology, and diversity of life. The cool mountain air and a delicious sack lunch at the U.S. Forest Service’s Columbine Visitor’s Center will energize you for the guided tour of the three Observatory facilities. The tour van leaves the campus at about 9:30 a.m. (must arrive by 9:00a.m.) and returns about 4:30 p.m. Lunch is included in the ticket price of $40 per person.


Contact the Discovery Park for reservations and further information at 928.428.6260 or visit their website.


Graham County Brochures



Salsa Trail BrochureHistoric Walking and Driving Tour








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Brochures available upon request at the front desk of hotels and motels in Graham County.