General Information Sheet
- for persons who will visit SAWUURA
How to get there...
Go north from US 60 halfway between Miami and Globe on State Route 188,
towards Lake Roosevelt. Turn right on S.R. 288, north towards
Young. The pavement ends about 10 miles past the Salt River
Bridge and becomes a well-graded gravel road which continues for about
30 miles to Young. Please drive carefully. About 5 miles
before Young, watch for mile marker 301. Continue on about .55
miles. As you come down hill and the road curves to the right,
look for a Forest Road on the left hand side. The road is
difficult to see because it is at a sharp angle to the main road and
goes downhill. This is Forest Service Road 238. We have
marked this location with a cairn. If you see mile marker 302
you've gone too far.
Go east on S.R. 260 through Christopher's Creek, to the top of the
Mogollon Rim. About 10 miles from Christopher Creek (31.7 miles
from Payson) turn right onto Forest Service Road 512 (S.R. 288) towards
Young. Drive carefully on the well-graded dirt road about 20 miles to
Young. Drive through Young on the paved highway. Continue
on S.R. 288 south of Young. Watch for mile marker 302. Drive another
.45 miles. On the right side, watch for a small
road that goes down hill at an angle to the main road. This is
Forest Service Road 238. We have marked this location with a
cairn. If you see mile marker 301 you've gone too far.
Please be aware:
S.R. 288 between S.R. 268 and Young is in the
process of a longterm paving project. For current conditions and
possible restrictions consult the ADOT (Arizona Department of
Transportation) website -- http://www.dot.state.az.us, or call:
Some things you may want to bring with you when you come to
(This is obviously NOT
intended as a
this info sheet, with the included
appropriate road maps
good walking/hiking shoes
sleeping bags, pillows
tent / stakes / hammer
personal drinking water
sketch pads, notebooks, reading material, games
cameras and film
animal & plant guide books
snacks (even when attending an event where food is provided, this is
Some parting comments...
- Did you mail in the appropriate event registration, liability
form(s), and payment?
- Have you read the SAWUURA "General Use Policy"? (And the "Stone
Cabin Use Policy", if you're staying there?)
- Did you check the Young, AZ weather forecast for your trip dates?
- See you around the campfire!