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Official Travel Guide 2014 Visit Tucson Magazine:
Science, Scenery, and Salsa Trail
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Highroads' July/August 2014 Edition:
Gimme a Hamburger
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 8th Annual SalsaFest

September 26-27, 2014!
What's all the excitment about? Click Here to find out!


FUN for a Good Cause

This year's SalsaFest will be a fun and a great time. The funds that will be raised by the Lion’s Club will be used to benefit our community. See photos from the last year's festivities.


Governor Proclaims September Salsa Trail® Month


Britann O'Brien -Director at
the Office of the AZ Governor
Chris Gibbs- Safford Mayor

Governor Brewer proclaimed September Arizona’s Salsa Trail® Month, a month in which salsa was celebrated at the 7th Annual SalsaFest in the City of Safford Town Square. SalsaFest is a the hottest event in Southern Arizona with hot air balloons, live entertainment, delicious food, Chihuahua races, a doggie costume contest, and the chance to sample some of the greatest salsas in the Southwest.

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SalsaFest Chairman, Safford Mayor Chris Gibbs says “We were honored to have Governor Brewer proclaim September as Arizona Salsa Trail Month. The SalsaFest is an important event for the Lions Foundation who raise money for programs helping people in need in Graham County. The hard work of our organization helps to change lives and gives additional meaning to a great, fun event. We want to thank everyone for their participation and support. We invite everyone to visit the Salsa Trail and put the SalsaFest on their Must Do in calendar 2014."


Can you handle the heat? Take a ride on the Old West Highway to the Arizona Salsa Trail.

Arizona’s Salsa Trail® is all about terrific Mexican food and down-home friendliness. Sprinkled through the small Southern Arizona communities of Safford, Pima, Thatcher, Solomon, Clifton, Duncan, Willcox, and York are a dozen Mexican restaurants, ready to serve you the finest Mexican food you’ve had.


In a world where change seems constant, the Salsa Trail has consistently offered good food and great service for decades. Chances are that the person who greets you, the waitress who serves your food, and the cook who prepares the traditional Mexican recipes, have been on the job for 10, 15, 20 years or more.

The scenic Old West Highway connects the communities and businesses which are within a 40 mile radius of Safford – about and hour and a half east and slightly north of Tucson.

In addition to good food and friendly folks, tourists are beginning to discover the natural beauty and tucked away attractions that dot the map along the Salsa Trail®. There are over 4 million acres of National Forest and protected Wilderness lands, pristine high desert beauty, the lush Gila Valley, and towering pines on Mount Graham. Graham County is filled with so many things to do throughout it’s little communities, and has some of the most beautiful scenic terrain in the entire Southwest. It’s no wonder first time visitors frequently come back for more. You can see all there is to do at www.VisitGrahamCounty.com.




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Have you heard? SalsaFest was featured in AZ Highways as one of the top festivals for 2012!



The Salsa Trail has partnered with Local First, in support of locally owned businesses in Arizona. To learn more about this partnership, click here.