The San Carlos Apache Reservation is located in southeastern Arizona near Globe and Safford and span into portions of Pinal, Graham and Pinal counties. The Reservation was established in 1872 by the U.S. Congress and sits on 1.8 million acres. The land is located within the pristine bridge of two ecological climates, where the north portion intakes the forest region and the Arizona pine country, and the southern portion exhibits the Sonoran Desert region. The San Carlos Apache Tribe maintains over 2400 miles of road ranging from State Highway US70, Bureau of Indian Affairs Roads, County Roads, Forest Service Roads and Tribal Roads and Cattle Roads.
The San Carlos Apache Tribe has a diverse cultural, spiritual and historical background. The Tribal tradition is deeply rooted and ingrained with very strong ancestral beginnings, which date back to the early 500 A.D. and beyond. The San Carlos Apache Tribe is a popular and well known Native American group that is recognized for their past war tactics of which many of these tactics were later adopted by the U.S. Special Forces.
The mission of the San Carlos Apache Partnership is to provide effective and safe transportation related services and resources to the San Carlos Apache Tribe and adjoining communities by developing and providing the structure to enhance the understanding, identifying and addressing of transportation opportunities while strengthening good working relationships.