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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A remote place lies here in Arizona, a place away from all the craziness going on nowadays! A place to hear the quiet. Well, it is just the right place to drive through and take in some beautiful scenery! Definitely, a lot of space between people, that’s for sure. I would recommend you go check it out, even bring the family! We pulled off to the first pull off and this is where I took the first photo! And here are many more to share with you!
First, let’s learn some cool history and then I will lead you back to the drive!
Location is 20 miles N.E of Safford in Southern Grahm county. A massive 23,000 acres with wildlife that includes over 200 species of birds. The rock bighorn sheep, mule deer, bobcat, beaver, javelina and The coatimundi (they are adorable!
The Gila box area is frequented by campers, And people who love canoeing!These images are taken at the pull off at Gila box.
Natives who lived along the Gila River were the Hohokam in 1400 A.D., also Mogollan, and Apaches. There are cliff edwellings there as well!And the good thing is, you don’t need to pay to look for them or be near people to explore!
The whole area is full of excitement, as you will have fun on your OHV and hiking, and of course camping!You will also find the monument near the Cottonwood trail. It represents the U.S-Mexican war. About 100 men were brought there by General Stephen Watts Kearney As seen below.
Ok, so I took a bunch of pics to share and hope you enjoy! This place is gorgeous and a very good place to go off-roading, camping, camping and exploring!
Right now in March, everything is blooming, so it is great for photographers!
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