Peaceful Desert Saddle with a View of Ironwood

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Status – OPEN

We’ve been here in-person, but it might have been a while. To our knowledge, this spot is currently open and accessible, but that can easily change, so always have a back-up plan!

Description

Discover a hidden gem in the Sonoran Desert accessible via a primitive BLM road. The trail, suitable for stock vehicles, features narrow sections due to overgrown desert vegetation. A small or midsize four-wheel drive is recommended to navigate comfortably and minimize the risk of scratches for larger vehicles.

Nestled on a low mountain saddle, this picturesque spot offers tranquility amid saguaros and low vegetation. With enough space for two vehicles, a small stone fire ring, and limited cell service, it's an ideal escape for those seeking a remote getaway. The expansive sky provides an excellent backdrop for stargazing and satellite connectivity.

Immerse yourself in the quiet and peaceful surroundings with panoramic views of desert mountains to the north and an active mine to the east. While the rolling mountains and vegetation provide some protection, be mindful of exposure to the sun during mid-summer. This site is a perfect retreat for most of the year, offering a serene experience surrounded by nature. Explore the beauty of this great site and make lasting memories in this secluded desert haven.

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