Enjoyment & Employment
Lots to see and enjoy around Duncan. First stop is the Town of Duncan itself. Whether you are looking for a restaurant, a tavern, the post office, the feed store, the public library, the pool hall, or a host of other friendly businesses, you’re first step is to click the link.
Bird Watching at Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area
Over 215 species of birds have been spotted along the Gila and San Francisco Rivers and Bonita and Eagle Creeks. Wildlife viewing is good year-round but birding is best during the spring and fall migrations or the summer nesting season. Birders report seeing common black-hawk, canyon wren, and ladder-backed woodpecker among others. The most accessible viewing station, at Bonita Creek, is a lovely 55-mile drive from Duncan.
Hiking the Backroads
Duncan, Arizona, is a true Western town, still close to its roots in the rugged landscape. Hike the backroads of Duncan for rock formations, desert pools, and Cañador Peak.
Drive the Scenic Coronado Trail
This scenic byway is US191. It is a paved two-lane road that meanders up to 8000′ from Springerville to Morenci. It is a 116.4 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for scenic driving and off road driving and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Very scenic in the fall when the aspens and maples change color. Watch for elk at dawn and dusk.
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Top employer in Southeastern Arizona
Freeport-McMoRan mining is the largest private-sector employer in rural Southeast Arizona, with active operations in Safford in Graham County and Morenci in neighboring Greenlee County.
Other Regional Top Employers
Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center
Eastern Arizona College
U.S. Bureau of Land Management
U.S. Forest Service
Open Loop Energy
Haralson Tire Co.
City of Safford