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There are many 'must sees' in the American Southwest. In addition, there are dozens of hidden, off... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael M
" Great trail ride"

We did this trail on march 27, 18. we had our 4 wheel drive suv, of course, food, water, hiking... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2018
Ken S
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Scenic 52-mile drive through the Sonoran Desert that passes close to historic sites, old mines and tree-lined oasis.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are many 'must sees' in the American Southwest. In addition, there are dozens of hidden, off the main track jewels...this is one of them. Desolate, beautiful, interesting...what the desert is best at.

Thank Michael M
Reviewed April 1, 2018

We did this trail on march 27, 18. we had our 4 wheel drive suv, of course, food, water, hiking stuff, We stayed in ajo on our minivacation, from a few hours away over in Tombstone area.We werent sure what trail or what we would...More

Thank Ken S
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Very scenic and relaxing experience. Lots of beautiful scenery and some occasional wildlife. Incredible time through the Sonoran Desert. Be sure you have a high clearance 4x4 for the full drive experience and plan for several hours.

Thank LSUTraveller
Reviewed January 26, 2018

This drive is only a couple of miles from Ajo. You will see a variety of cactus and the beautiful mountains. The road is well graded gravel and can be easily driven in a passenger vehicle.

Thank BrianStone
Reviewed March 17, 2017

First, find Alamo Canyon Road and go there. For pictures at sunset it may be one of the best. Hard to find (I didn't see a sign) and only 4 camping spots (1st come). Nice road off to the east of the parking lot into...More

3  Thank Arthur P
Reviewed March 5, 2017

took a drive & short hike/walk out to natural arch area Mostly unpaved but well maintained road. Majical views of cacti & so many birds it was awesome Cactus wren & also some eagles. Too many to list.

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed February 10, 2017 via mobile

Rather a rough dirt road that suffers badly in spots where the rocks triumph over the smooth dirt, additionally a lot of washboard areas which keeps your speed at around 15 mph or less. It took us best part of 6 hours to do the...More

2  Thank northernneckinn
Reviewed January 10, 2017

Well worth the time it takes to drive the loop. It's mostly gravel but easily made in a 2-wheel drive. There are a couple places to picnic and take hikes.

Thank dchemist
Reviewed January 3, 2016

This is a great little scenic drive. Be sure to pick up the self-guided map. It was great to be able to pick up the different points along the way. It is a dirt road but well-maintained.

Thank Lynn B
Reviewed April 25, 2015

Bring water and your lunch and set out for an adventure. The road is really really rough if you do the entire loop. But it's enjoyable. We saw a rattle snake and a lot of cacti. It was very interesting to see how the differing...More

1  Thank CeeGee48
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