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TREASURE PARK - EAST, AZ
part ofCoronado National Forest, US Forest Service
Status: Open through Sat Nov 14 2015 Season Dates
OverviewTreasure Park East sits along the scenic Swift Trail in the deserts of southern Arizona. The picturesque mountain meadow setting offers visitors an escape from the desert heat and opportunities for viewing wildlife and wildflowers, as well as group camping, hiking, mountain biking and picnicking.
The location boasts an interesting history. Legend has it that a treasure of stolen gold and silver was buried here by a band of outlaws in the 1850s. They reportedly marked the site with a triangle formed by three colored granite stones, though no buried treasure was ever found.
This site lies within the mixed conifer area of the Pinaleño Mountains at an elevation of 9,000 feet. The high elevations makes this area very pleasant in summer compared to the heat of lower deserts.
The campground lies along the Swift Trail scenic drive, which takes visitors from the Sonoran Desert at 2,900 feet to alpine meadows and forests on the 9,000-foot ridges of the Pinaleño Range. Several points of interest offer excellent side trips, including a hike to Heliograph Peak and a visit to Hospital Flat, a meadow that blooms with wildflowers in late summer.
Treasure Park East can accommodate a single group of up to 100 guests at a time. The site is equipped with a group campfire ring with grill, a parking area and a drinking water spigot nearby, with water available seasonally.
The Mount Graham Wilderness Study Area, which includes the 10,720-foot Mount Graham and several trails, is close by.
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Know Before You Go
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
From Safford, Arizona, take State Route 191 south for 6 miles. Turn right onto State Route 366/Swift Trail and travel 23 miles to the Treasure Park turnoff. Proceed to the north end.
From Tucson, Arizona, take I-10 east for 90 miles. Take exit 352 for State Route 191 and turn left toward Safford. Drive 26.3 miles north and turn left on State Route 366/Swift Trail. Go 23 miles to the Treasure Park turnoff and proceed to the north end.
Mailing Address:TREASURE PARK - EAST
711 14th Avenue, Suite D
Safford AZ 85546
Phone Number:Project Office: (928)428-4150