The Bisbee 1000 Stair Climb was held last weekend, October 15, 2016 in Bisbee, Arizona. This event has been gaining in popularity for 26 years. Not unlike the All Souls Procession in Tucson, the Bisbee 1000 Stair Climb is Bisbee's signature event of the year. It is safe to say that Bisbee's Hotels and Inns sell out for this event a year in advance.
The purpose of the Bisbee 1000 is to save the deteriorating stairways (the old mule trails) that wander through this picturesque old mining town. The mule trails of this old copper mining town were replaced during the depression era with stairs.
The number of participants has been limited in recent years due to its popularity, but you can still join in the fun. If you wish to take the challenge you better make a reservation quickly for 2017. The 27th Annual Bisbee 1000 Stair Climb will be October 21, 2017.
For alternative lodging, consider Tombstone, only 25 miles away. The Monument Ranch is a perfect resting spot after your challenging event.
Watch this cute video, courtesy of Mike Foster, which highlights the unique sights of Bisbee without the crowds. Watch it with your kid, it's a hoot.
Learn more about what there is to see and do in Bisbee and a little bit of history along the way, here.