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Black Hills Rockhound Area

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Safford Field Office, 711 14th Ave, Safford, AZ 85546
+1 928-348-4400
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Glad we visited.

We were rockhounding across the south west and visited this area. The fire agate and other... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2017
New York City, New York
Rock Hounds unite!

We went looking for the elusive Fire Opal. We found none, however we found many rocks that we... read more

Reviewed 10 February 2017
Mark H
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From the intersection of Highway 70, east of Safford, travel 10 miles north on Highway 191 to Black Hills Rockhound Area. Follow the dirt road 2 miles to the center of the rockhound area.
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  • Average16%
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“rocks” (5 reviews)
“fires” (15 reviews)
Safford Field Office, 711 14th Ave, Safford, AZ 85546
+1 928-348-4400
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

We were rockhounding across the south west and visited this area. The fire agate and other interesting agates were fun to find. We really enjoyed our time and will return again.

Thank CatskillMountains1
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We went looking for the elusive Fire Opal. We found none, however we found many rocks that we plan to work with. This area is rocky (imagine that!) what I mean is that you will be walking around on ground AND 3-8 inch diameter rocks....More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Lots of fire agates lying around all over the area here at the Black Hills Rockhound Area! We gathered some, had a picnic and enjoyed the beautiful black rock mountains.

Thank LeighAnn K
Reviewed 9 July 2015

This is a well kept area for rockhounding. The area is well marked, the road pretty dependable and there is room to camp if you wish (although no facilities or power). You can always find some fire agate. It takes time to find good fire,...More

3  Thank 842nancyh
Reviewed 4 April 2015

We just spent a most pleasant night camping in our travel trailer FREE on BLM public land at the Black Hills Rockhound Area. We gathered fire agates in the daytime and photographed beautiful wild flowers as we gazed off into the west at Mt. Graham...More

Thank Judith U
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Great scenery in a quiet setting, a rock hound delight and terrific description of CCC constructions. Roads somewhat rough but no high tolerance vehicle needed.

4  Thank ArizonaNancy2014
Reviewed 8 October 2014

Went here with my husband who was looking for fire agates, thought I would be bored but there were lots of interesting rocks all over the place. Saw some cattle walking around and enjoyed the pretty scenery. We drove in with a Chevy Traverse (without...More

4  Thank ScubaLadyK
Reviewed 10 September 2014

Seriously. It is a dozen or more miles outside of Safford, not in the heart of "downtown". It is a pretty place, lots of stones sitting on the ground - mostly valueless; fire agates are there too, but it is best to dig for them....More

2  Thank WhiskeyPriest_2012
Reviewed 26 June 2014

good views, not a lot of other folks in the area. The end of the drive by Gila River bridge was the prettiest, good place for a picnic.

3  Thank Bonnie B
Reviewed 4 February 2014

The Black Hills Rockhound Area is pretty easy to find. It is a great place to visit and experience a little of the great outdoors. The gravel/dirt road near MP141 on Route 91 is easy to find. It is a little rough, but easy to...More

6  Thank Trave1er
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