HomeAdventuresBirdingRoad Trip – Day 1; Ghost Towns, Slaughter Ranch, & Portal
Tucson to Slaughter to Portal

Route From Tucson To Slaughter Ranch (C) To Portal (D). The next morning, we drove the back road from Portal (D) to Chiricahua National Monument (B) which Google Maps won't recognize.

Above is the route Ms. Karen & I took on Day 1 of a three-day weekend to Southeastern Arizona. This is a wonderful place for children and adults. Tons of hiking, picnicking, camping, fishing, bird and critter watching. And lots of Native American and Pioneer history.

When we toured Southeastern Arizona in April 2012, we first headed to the Slaughter Ranch, a fine museum dedicated to Texas John Slaughter who, as Sheriff of Cochise County, cleaned out the rustlers, stage robbers, and murderers that remained after the Earps left Tombstone.

From Tucson, take I-10 east past Benson to Route 191 south to Douglas.

On the way, we stopped at a few ghost towns, namely Pearce, Courtland, and Gleeson. These are all located near Sunsites east of Tombstone. Read More