About halfway between Safford, Arizona and Lordsburg, NM on US Highway 70, “The Old West Highway”, is Duncan, Arizona. Situated along the banks of the Gila River and nestled amongst fields of cotton, corn, chiles, and cattle ranches, Duncan evokes memories of small-town America. Yet, in its midst, one finds some of the finest places in the country to bird watch, or to hunt for fire agate. Check on birding conditions at the Simpson Hotel, and rockhounding tips at Rock-A-Buy Rocks and Gifts. Most of the local restaurants are on the “Salsa Trail”. RVers looking for a few fresh supplies should check out the Farmers Market across the river and down Old Virden Highway about a mile.


The Visitor Center is located inside Country Chic, a unique art gallery and gift shop. You can find a wealth of information on Duncan Valley and its history. The volunteers possess an abundance of knowledge of this area and can likely reveal the answers to any questions you may have. Pick up a self-guided “Historical Tour of Duncan” map here, and enjoy a day-tour through Duncan exploring its historical buildings. Take a few moments to talk with a local or two to hear vivid tales about the many, now relic, buildings of Duncan and the vibrant locals of the past and present.

For more information on the town of Duncan or Duncan’s Pride Society please visit www.townofduncan.us or www.duncanpridesociety.org