Copper City Territory Tour

Warren Ballpark from 1917 Deportation Lo

Copper City Territory Tour

Old Bisbee, Tombstone Canyon, Juniper Flats, Lowell, Saginaw, Bakerville, Warren, Bisbee Junction, Naco, San Jose, Don Luis, Tintown, Briggs, Galena

Explorers of every age will love the Copper City Territory Tour. It’s all the Old Bisbee Tour with a higher elevation photo-op combined with tours throughout the other Bisbee suburbs that offer more historic mining and cultural history.

 

You’ll travel around the three open pits, searching for old underground mines in the carved walls.

You’ll head through Lowell, the once famous mining city whose homes were relocated into a different Bisbee suburb to make way for open pit progress.  

 

Driving down to Bisbee road, you’ll see the Copper Queen Hospital which changed locations three times throughout history. Behind the hospital is the No. 7 Dump, a giant structure that includes most of the dirt removed from the Lavender Pit. Here we’ll see the Loma Linda House and the Greenway House: home to the mining executives of the day.

 

 

The tour crosses Arizona Street and heads up and over the backside of Arizona’s first planned community. After driving by a famous, current residents’ home, you’ll descend to Arizona Street again and witness the rich history of the planned community, including the loading place for the poor souls of the 1917 Bisbee Deportation.

 

Then, it’s through Black Gap, past Gold Hill, and past the Warren District Country Club where you can see the hill indentation of the old Phelps Dodge Concentrator. Bisbee Junction is the next drive-by and location of the connecting railways to El Paso, Benson, and Nacozari, Mexico.

 

It’s a flat drive only a few hundred feet from the Mexican border as we head to Naco. Do you know where the name “Naco” came from? History about another former President, and the border protectors during the Mexican Revolutionary War create another photo-op just feet from the border wall.

 

You’ll travel back up the grassy roads into Don Luis, named after Lewis Williams, boss of the mining expansion in the area. This is the valley side of Bisbee with vast views into Mexico and across to the Huachuca Mountains. There’s history here too as we drive by and view multiple mine sites and small communities built for miners.

 

After a final ride though the brown, red, orange, purple, yellow, and silver hills, the only question that remains: when can you bring your friends to the Big Jeep Tour?