The 10,500-acre Fishhooks Wilderness is located about 30 miles northwest of Safford, Arizona, in Graham County. With its scenic vistas and rugged beauty, this isolated wilderness area provides outstanding solitude for visitors. Upper, lower, and middle Fishhooks, Sam, Steer Springs, and Dutch Pasture canyons offer pleasant hiking in seldom-visited areas that are tempered with shady riparian vegetation.
Directions to Fishhooks Wilderness
From Safford, travel west on Highway 70 for 15 miles, turn right on the Eden Road, and cross the Gila River Bridge. Turn left onto Hot Springs Road and travel 13 miles along the north side of the Gila River on graded dirt county road. One mile past the wire gate across the road and just before the farm fields, turn northeast onto an unmarked dirt road and proceed straight through the junction. Ten miles from the county road is the Diamond Bar Ranch headquarters. From here, drive north for one mile where the wilderness borders the road. Another road branches east at the headquarters, forming the wilderness boundary after a half-mile. Occasional signs mark the wilderness boundary along these two roads.
Stafford Field Office
711 14th Avenue *