Cunningham campground is located
high in the Pinaleño Mountains in an open, grassy
stand of aspen and fir, this campground was constructed
to provide a more primitive camping experience than most
forest campgrounds. Campsites include a parking area and
a fire grill. A public corral is available for riding and
Nearby there are plenty of foot and equestrian trails. The
Grant Creek Trail starts at the campground edge and follows
a scenic route down canyon to the site of old Fort Grant,
once an important outpost in the days of warring between
the Apaches and the U.S. Army. Today, the fort is an Arizona
State Prison Facility. Also conveniently close by the campground
is the Cunningham and Grant Hill Loop, a system of old logging
roads and trails developed for mountain biking and hiking.
Access to these trails is located across the Swift Trail
(AZ 366) from the campground.
Season: April 15through November 14, weather and fire conditions
Location: Cunningham Campground is located in the Pinaleño
Mountains 33 miles southwest of Safford.
Access: From Safford, drive south 8 miles on US 191 to AZ
366. Turn right (southwest) onto 366 and drive approximately
25.8 miles to the campground (between Grant Creek and Moonshine
Creek). This route is usually accessible April 15th through
November 14th, weather permitting.
forest, mountain air
Aspens and fall colors
Facilities for horses
RV’s up to 22' and vehicles with trailers less than
21' are recommended. Vehicles with trailers longer than
26' will have difficulty negotiating the switchbacks on
the road up the mountain (AZ 366).
Horse feed and water are not available.
First aid available at Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center
in Safford, 33 miles.
Pack and saddle stock are not permitted in campground.