To read about the Butterfield Overland Mail Company and the Dragoon Springs Stage Station Click here. To get directions to the Dragoon Springs Stage Station read on.
Ms Karen reads an (historically inaccurate) interpretive sign next to the Dragoon Springs Stage Station graves (1.3.15). All the historical signage out here will be updated with historically accurate data soon.
Note: A high-clearance vehicle is advised.
From Downtown Tucson, take I-10 east about an hour and exit Dragoon Road (Exit 318)
Turn right (south) on Dragoon Road; continue 3.5 miles (past the entrance of the Amerind) to the town of Dragoon.
Dragoon Road railroad track crossing just before entering the little town of Dragoon.
Just past the railroad tracks, turn right (west) onto Old Ranch Road and continue on this unpaved road for about 3 miles.
You will cross several cattle guards. If you come across a gate that is closed, continue on, but be sure to close the gate behind you.
Turn left (east) at the Stage Station sign.
Continue on this very rocky road for 1 mile until you see the sign for Dragoon Springs Stage Station. Park.
From the Dragoon Stage Station sign, follow the path for about 100 yards to the ruins and graves. You will pass through a flimsy wire gate.