If your looking for a new area to go off-roading, Check out Mescal Rd. It is only about a 40 minute drive from Tucson! Off exit 297. The road is about 16 miles. The first three is paved and the first eight is suitable for any car. As you head through the dirt road you will see the Rincon Mts that surround the valley. Also for hikers , you can go to Forest Rd 35 if you want to hike Miller trail, I also saw a sign that said Turkey trail. Here are some photos of this area.
This western movie studio had some big Hollywood stars and movies made here! This is called Old Tucson’s sister studio and has been standing for 50 years! It was used for the movie “Tombstone” the gunfight scene. The saloon was used for the movie “The quick and the dead” also “The three amigos” so it has had many many Hollywood actors and actresses!
Well, the road goes on, but I won’t spoil the rest of this trip, you gotta check it out yourself! All that’s missing is water, I see a lot of campfire rocks built in different areas, but I did not see many “No trespassing “ signs, . So just use common sense when going. Have fun!!!!! Crank up the tunes and drive!
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With Christmas coming up, And my love for owls, I thought I would talk about these really cool little owls today!These owls are the smallest and lightest, weighing only 40 grams and their size is 12 to 14 .5 Cm. They live in Northern America and are nocturnal.
They sing a lot at night to attract mates and the sound of there hoot is that of a cute puppy sound! The current population is around 150,000. The feathers are a grayish brown including on the heads. Eyes are bright yellow and they basically eat insects.
These owls like to take over woodpeckers holes in Saguaro Cactus and Oak trees. And another interesting fact is they mate for life!
When an enemy comes around, these owls are so smart, they play dead, wow! Well, these are some very interesting facts! I may just paint some of these and put an elf suit on it for my business, Rossi Coasters & Candles lol🤣🤣
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You guys, I was only planning for us to go to Alpine, Az., but the hubby decided to just keep going and going. I was clueless about the road set before us! A drive through the White Mountains quickly turned into a high adrenaline rush ride! We were going South, down into Morenci.I love a good scare once in awhile and I love exploring new places but This road had me absolutely terrified at times!I definitely don’t recommend this for people who are terrified of heights or people who have a pacemaker! Especially nervous and paranoid drivers!🤣But others may really love it!
After you drive down 191,you will travel through another great historic mining town, Clifton. So much great history and so much breathtaking beauty!
So there you have it my experience on traveling down the Coronado trail scenic byway a.k.a (191, 666, devils highway)Hope you enjoyed it and Have a blessed Thanksgiving, stay safe out there and happy exploring and bugging out!Thanks so much for supporting this site, please like, and share!
Before European settlers came here, this place had Tonto Apache Indians soaking in the hot springs. Rumor has it that a Mormon family was tragically massacred by the Yavapai Indians. It was The Oatman family that was traveling on the Gila trail-Southern Emigrant Route that happened 26 miles west of Gila bend.The western Yavapai Indians kidnapped the The two girls, Olive and Mary and Lorenzo of the Oatman family and held them hostage, Lorenzo, was killed by being thrown off an embankment by the Indians. This story is extremely popular as many books and articles are written on this massacre.Now, .back to this resort. Due to the Indians, the people used dynamite to protect them. Unfortunately, the hot springs water dried up from the farmers using this water. The town has many delapitated buildings along Agua Caliente rd., while the Gila river runs dry now. This is a great place to explore if you wish.
You can also visit this cemetery out there, and check out all the old buildings. There are many historic buildings out there, you will also find Hyder, Az which is also a ghost town and the WW2 camp Hyder out there!
I hope you enjoyed this article and maybe you will take a drive out there. Thank you for taking time to read this. Please continue reading articles right here on Desertexplorations.com! This whole area is quite interesting to explore if your looking for something new!
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Want a peaceful hike, but not a crowd? A place of wondrous beauty and solitude? With trees, water, ducks and fall foliage? The water is low, but Parker Canyon lake is open to rent boats and fish. You can still go out on this lake and have fun! We went yesterday and it is so beautiful with the sun rays hitting the water!
I hope you enjoyed these photos, and consider a good hike through Parker Canyon Lake, it really is such a beautiful and peaceful place!
Next exploration will be Agua Caliente Ghost town, a completely abandoned area. I will also write about the history of this place including the abandoned ranch/resort and the buildings still standing out in Maricopa county!have a beautiful day!
We drove into Hyder, an isolated area in Yuma county, full of old derilect buildings in Hyder, Dateland and into Agua Caliente. These are the buildings we found out there!
Now we head out to Camp Hyder to see what it looks like today, here in October of 2021!
After exploring Camp Hyder, we went on into Maricopa county into Agua Caliente Ghost town. This town was named for a hot water spring. it is noted that some Indians who killed the Oatman family back in 1862 along with holding Mary and Olive Oatman. This place was dried out by farmers and ranchers back in the 1940’s. The most interesting building we liked was what we thought to be a school, only to find out this large building was once a resort. I made a video of driving through this ghost town if you want to check it out. The resort-spa was used by the soldiers at nearby Camp Horn of WW2. I uploaded a video of our drive through Agua Caliente ghost town under Vanessa Rossi-Sondgeroth on YouTube. I tried to post it to this and am having a hard time, sorry for that. Most of the buildings there are pretty much gone, except the resort, it looks like a good place to investigate for paranormal activity for those who believe or want to try it. The video was shot October 6, 2021! The cemetery of Agua a Caliente is along the old Agua Caliente rd. And has about 100 graves.
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Hello, how are you doing? Hope everything is good and you are doing great! I know, I told you we are going to Chaco, but had to cancel! This time, we are following through! If weather permits, we’re going next week for sure! Lots of photos and video! Stay tuned for this exciting trip!