The Next Adventure: Chiricahua Nat’l Monument to Slaughter Ranch to Historic Graham Countyby Jim Gressinger on Apr. 09, 2012, under Apache Wars In Southern Arizona, Best Southern Arizona Picnic Areas, Camping, Day/Weekend Adventures, Hiking, Native American Culture, Old West, Southern Arizona Ghost Towns, Southern Arizona Lodging, Southern Arizona Wildlife, Things To Do With The Kidz, Western Guest Ranches
Later this week Ms. Karen & I are taking off to discover hidden gems in Southeastern Arizona: dining, lodging, and things to see an do.
On our website, Southern Arizona Guide, we have a lot of content about dining, lodging, and things to see and do in and around Tucson. But, we are, after all, a guide to the Best of Southern Arizona. And that means, we need to hit the road for a few days with camera and camcorder and discover the most interesting people and places as far east and south as one can go without being in either New or Old Mexico.
We’ll be looking for the best places to eat, lodge, hike, picnic, camp, and observe nature. No doubt, we will also take in more than one historical site, including ghost towns, and a few museums too.
The places we most want to check out are:
- Chiricahua National Monument. We were there last year, but the road beyond the visitor center was closed due to forest fire.
- Slaughter Ranch. John Slaughter followed Johnny Behan as Sheriff of Cochise County. During his tenure, he was probably the most feared man in Southern Arizona – at least by the outlaw element. His vast ranch is now a museum and I want to interview a docent or the director on-camera to add to our existing 40 original videos.
- Price Canyon Ranch. This looks like a really cool dude ranch and I want to check it out to see if I can recommend it to you for a long weekend getaway.
- Portal, AZ. This is a little town on the east side of the Chiricahuas. Looks like they have some beautiful scenery, and lots of wildlife.
- Safford, AZ. This whole area looks very interesting and we’ve never been. Lots of history and nature here.
So, here’s our travel map:
I share this with you in the hope that you have already discovered some really interesting people & places in this region and can suggest some that we ought to check out for Southern Arizona Guide and, thereby share with the rest of the world.
Let me know.