Where is Safford

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Where is Safford Arizona

Graham County is nestled in scenic southeastern Arizona less than three hours from the metropolitan areas of Phoenix and Tucson. The county’s three incorporated cities (Pima, Thatcher, and Safford) are nestled in north-central Graham County connected by U.S. Route 70. Composed of mostly high desert plains and surrounded by beautiful mountains, Graham County was actually almost twice its current landmass of 4,630 square miles before the formation of Greenlee County. Twenty-two square miles of the county are comprised of water and the San Carlos Indian Reservation occupies approximately one third of the area.

Several highway systems weave in and around the county, offering easy accessibility throughout the region. Commuters utilize U.S. Highways 70 and 191, as well as State Highways 266 and 366. Safford is located 32 miles north of Interstate 10 via US 191.

Air charter and flight training is found through the Safford Regional Airport, located at 4500 E. Aviation Way. Initially, the airport was established as a U.S. Army Air Force training facility in 1941 – and today is utilized as a full-service general aviation facility featuring two paved runways and a heliport, along with numerous amenities such as tie downs and 24/7 fuel service.

Miles from Graham County (Safford)

Albuquerque, New Mexico: 370
Dallas, Texas: 874
Denver, Colorado: 818
Douglas, Arizona: 123
Flagstaff, Arizona: 273
Las Vegas, Nevada: 460
Los Angeles, California: 537
Phoenix, Arizona: 166
Prescott, Arizona: 266
Salt Lake City, Utah: 744
San Diego, California: 537
San Francisco, California: 919
Sierra Vista, Arizona: 116
Silver City, New Mexico: 114
Tucson, Arizona: 129
Yuma, Arizona: 365