Some readers may remember when my friend Cyndae visited earlier this year ... we drove to Cascabel on the dirt road and were pointed to HER cemetery when we accidentally drove onto the wrong property. If we had kept going (which we definitely should have done back then) we would have ended up at Redington Pass, making a big loop back to Tucson.
My thought, after looking at the map with the big state highway noted on it, was to drive the route the other way. Off I went to the little ghost town.
This road, squeezed between the Rincon Mountains and the Santa Catalinas was a stage coach and later military road. This region is pretty isolated and soon became a haven for outlaws. When the Kinnear & Company stagecoach was robbed and two men killed just outside Tucson, Wyatt Earp was hot on their trail. It lead straight to the Redfield Ranch over the pass.
On my little jaunt going up the hill, I wasn't able to take ANY pictures. The road is narrow, steep and there is no place to park. So here I am at the second parking area going up the now gravel road. If you keep going, there are no places to turn around.