ROTM March 2019 - Salero Road & Patagonia Ghost Town Loop (1 Viewer)


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Jul 12, 2013
Tucson, Arizona
Alright guys so I've been going back and forth with Ben (@cruzer971) and we are probably going to take Salero Road to get to the trailhead of the ghost town loop. He will be leading us through Salero since he knows the area very well.

Does this work for everybody?
Sep 5, 2017
Hey everyone!

So instead of the Tucson Monthly Meeting we’re looking at doing a trail run this Saturday. The Patagonia Ghost Town Loop is the run that we're going on. We are also going to take Salero Road to get there from Amado which is 39 miles of dirt on top of the 45 miles for the Ghost Town Loop. Both trails are relatively easy and a stock 4x4 can make it.

What you need to know:

When: 10:00 AM, Saturday, March 9th, 2019

Where: We are meeting at the Fry’s Marketplace at 15950 S Rancho Sahuarita Blvd, Sahuarita, AZ 85629 From here we will drive to Amado which should take about half hour.

What to bring: Bring plenty of food and water for yourself/friends. We are meeting at a Fry’s so if you want to get there a little early and do some shopping you can.

Gas Situation: The loop is ~45 miles plus the 39 miles on Salero. We can stop and fuel at the Amado Mini Market or in Green Valley if anyone desperately needs to refuel. It would not be a bad idea to bring spare fuel as well.

Weather: It’s supposed to be cloudy with a high of 67. Perfect for wheeling!

CB Radio/Communication: We will use CB Channel 3. You can always feel free to message me on here or text me at 520-404-4698 if you have any questions.

Gameplan: We are looking to meetup at the Fry’s at 10:00 AM. We can refuel there and will allow a little bit of time for everyone to get there. If you cannot make it please let me know so I can remove you from the head count. We will be having a quick meeting with an overview of the trails and some basic rules/safety measures before we hit the road.

I am hoping we can be on the road somewhere between 10:15 – 10:30. From there we will take take 1-19 down to Amado, where we can fill up on gas and then will branch of onto Salero Road. Salero Road will take us to Patagonia where we will do the Ghost Town Loop. We can stop again in Patagonia at Pat Gas & Services for those who want to fill up before taking off.

We will take the trail through the ghost towns of Harshaw, Lochiel, Duquesne & Washington. We can stop at some point to eat lunch depending on how everyone is feeling. We will probably have some time to take some pictures at the ghost towns so account for those as well.

The loop will take us back to where we came in so we can re-fuel again if needed and hit the road back to Tucson where we will have post run food and drinks at place that is to be determined. We can feel that out while we’re wheeling.

Who’s Going?

So here's a list of who's going for sure so far:

@mtn biker

Potentially going:

@OverLand Cruisers

Not going:


Who else wants to go?

Anyone from Phoenix want to make this run with us?
I'll potentially go for sure. I only have a Baofeng UV-5RE Plus radio though.
Jul 19, 2014
So it's going to be my birthday and my wife just told me I couldn't go on the run😢.

Because She is throwing a party for me. So I begged and pleaded and I got permission to go but I have to be home by 3. So I'll join up for the first part and get everybody lost, then bail out and head home!

Wish I was imaginative enough to come up with news lyrics
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Mar 27, 2011
Have fun!! I oversaw the reclamation of the Salero Mine off of Salero Road, you will drive right past it! Pretty area.

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