Location

Boyce Thompson Arboretum Locator Map

Elevation 2,400 feet   Fees

Contact the Park:
(520) 689-2723
Boyce Thompson Arboretum SP
37615 U.S. Hwy 60
Superior, AZ 85273

Facilities

Visitor Center Restrooms Gift Shop Exhibits Group: Day Use Areas Picnic Areas/Shelters Hiking Trails Wildlife Viewing

Nearest Services: 3 miles

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511 Speed Code

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Park's Speed Code: 4202#

Fees

Park Entrance Fees:
Adult (13+): $10.00
Child (5-12): $5.00
Age 4 & Under: FREE

Science

Cultural History

The Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park area was once home to the Salado, who are believed to have been a branch of the Anasazi culture of northern Arizona. They moved south from the Little Colorado River area and into the Gila River area by 1300 AD. The Salado culture lasted until about 1450 AD in the Gila River drainage before it disappeared.  Pottery, multi-roomed pueblos constructed of stone and adobe, bedrock mortars, and rock shelters can be found in the area.

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