Upper Twilight Group Site

Safford, Arizona

Overview

At an elevation of 7,400 feet, Upper Twilight Group Site offers groups a secluded camping escape from the summer desert heat. The scenic mountain setting is a great base for hiking, wildlife viewing and picnicking. The facility sits along the Swift Trail in southeastern Arizona, adjacent to Lower Twilight Group Site.

Recreation

The Pinaleno Mountains boast excellent hiking opportunities, with several trailheads near the campground. The area's diverse habitat makes this a popular spot for birding. Groups also enjoy picnicking under the shade of pine trees.

Facilities

Upper Twilight can accommodate a single group of up to 50 guests. Amenities include vault toilets, parking areas for up to six vehicles and a group campfire ring with a grill.

Natural Features

The campground lies beneath a nice canopy of ponderosa pine trees in the scenic Pinaleno Mountains in Coronado National Forest. Temperatures are very pleasant in summer compared to the heat of surrounding lowers deserts. The Coronado National Forest covers 1.78 million acres of southeastern Arizona and southwestern New Mexico. Elevations range from 3,000 to 10,720 feet in 12 widely scattered mountain ranges, or "sky islands," that rise dramatically from the desert floor, supporting biologically diverse plant communities.

Nearby Attractions

The Mount Graham Wilderness Study Area, which includes the 10,720-foot Mount Graham and several trails, is close by.

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