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Patagonia Mountains

If you enjoy ghost towns, you'll love this amazing mountain drive.

Total Miles

41

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Elevation
5,900'
Duration
4 Hours
Technical Rating
2 / 10
Best Time
Spring/ Fall

As we continue to improve our trail coverage, we'd love to hear what you think and which areas to add next.

Trail Overview
Patagonia Mountains
This road takes you to some really impressive ghost towns. Harshaw and Duquesne are quite well preserved, with some of the old structures still standing. This area used to be a border crossing point into Mexico, and border patrol still actively patrols the area. Its very popular with ATVs, and can get crowded at times. Be sure to stay on the numbered routes.
History
Washington Camp and Duquesne were major mining camps in the 1880s. Working closely together to support the mining operations in the area, they each had around 1,000 residents. It is rumored that George Westinghouse of the Westinghouse Electric company once lived in Duquesne. Source: www.ghosttowns.com/states/az/ duquesne.html
Getting There
From Tucson: Take Highway 83 south and connect with Highway 82 in Sonoita. Continue south to Patagonia. Start of trail is Taylor Avenue, just south of the post office and north of the town park.
Contact for Current Conditions
Coronado N.F.
Sierra Vista Ranger District
(520) 378-0311