Palmerita Ranch House Spur for AZPT

Total Miles
1.6

Elevation

483.16 ft

Duration

Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

winterfallspring

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Trail Overview

This short but pretty tail takes the rider from the AZPT on a side trip to the Palmeriat Ranch House. There are many structures here that can be viewed and some seem to be in various stages of repair. The main house looks like it's a mostly adobe structure, and there are other shade structures around. There is a small cabin on site that appears to be a travelers-style cabin. Be sure to sign in with the logbook, and if you have any supplies to donate that someone in an emergency may need, there is a shelf inside to leave behind needed items, water, batteries, matches, candles, canned food, etc. It's one of the nicest travelers' cabins around. A little further past this point is a really clean pit toilet.

Difficulty

Intermediate

History

This is a historic homestead ranch founded in 1840 by Don Francisco Valenzuela and his sons in the Santa Maria River area in Alamo, Arizona. Francisco's family were Spanish settlers from the Spanish missions in California approximately around 1590's

Technical Rating

4