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Easy access (blacktop within 100 yards), yet splendidly isolated site along ephemeral stream and nearby hiking. - Located at the base of the Mogollon Rim (7 minute drive to Ponderosa Forest). - Excellent biking route - Wildlife and bird heaven (Mule deer, javelina, mountain lions, gila monsters... oh my!) - World-class star watching (black skies) - Secluded without being isolated: 4 bar Verizon phone signal on top of the ridge, no signal at site itself / nearest Starbucks in Morenci, 25 min drive / nearest small grocery stop 3Way, 15 min drive. To visit: Catwalk National Recreation Area. A plank-board walk way which offers a glimpse into the geologic and historic foundations of southwest New Mexico. San Francisco Hot Springs. A 3.1 mile hike to the Hot Springs. Aldo Leopold Wilderness. 202,016 acres of New Mexico's "wildest wilderness." Mount Graham International Observatory. An Astrophysical Research site, visit the telescopes and learn about astronomy! Pre-reservation required.
Choose one adventure courtesy of Pure Gold! Whether you're an animal lover, a nature person or a history buff, you will have an amazing opportunity to get off the grid and enjoy the fresh mountain air.
Prickly Pear Harvest - Harvest & process wild prickly pear cactus fruits which makes rich purple syrup/jam!
Hike to Blackjack Cave - Get some exercise and historical knowledge on this excursion to the site of ancient Native American communities (Mimbres and Apache). Blackjack Cave was also a famous outlaw hideout!
Horseback Excursion - Meet the beautiful ranch horses in the corral with a ½ hour equine familiarization followed by a scenic trail ride along the private creek. (1 complimentary pass per reservation - additional excursions are $100 per guest)
A whole new way to experience the outdoors
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- This is a working ranch operation, with cattle, horses, etc. They can give you a visit, be kind to them and they will reciprocate the favor. - Fires are to be used only with *EXTREME* caution (severe drought conditions) - Pack-it-in, pack-it-out
Plans change, Mother Nature may not cooperate. We get it.
Choose from different cancellation options at checkout, based on what works best for you and your trip planning.