On a sunny Sunday afternoon in late November 2015, Ms. Karen & I headed east from Tucson an hour to get our guided tour of Triangle T Guest Ranch. We had enjoyed lunch in the Rock Saloon at the Ranch a few weeks before when we were on our way back from the near-ghost town of Pearce. Old Pearce has 3 quaint little shops that are open on weekends and an interesting cemetery that’s open 24/7.
The Rock Saloon is open to the public on Saturdays only. Otherwise you can dine there if you are a lodging guest. The Ranch has casitas, RV hookups, and tent camping sites for overnight guests. There is live music at the Rock Saloon on Saturday evenings. We have not experienced a Saturday night at Triangle T, but this could be a hoot!
Many Western movies were made there, most notably the original 3:10 To Yuma with Glen Ford and Van Heflin. Some of the Lone Ranger movies were filmed there. Portions of Tombstone were filmed there too. John Wayne, Johnny Cash, Steve McQueen and many others made movie magic at Triangle T. When you see the massive granite boulders that form Texas Canyon, it doesn’t take much imagination to figure out why Westerns were filmed in these parts.
Nor does it take much imagination to see why Cochise and his band of Chiricahua Apaches often wintered here before they were driven out by the White-Eyes 2 years after the great chief’s death in 1874.Read More