OLD BISBEE TOUR
One of the Best Things To Do in Bisbee AZ
Street and offroad travel with elevation changes and mild bumpiness.
In-town Street Travel and Mountain-Top Offroad Travel
The Old Bisbee Tour is an in-town AND offroad version of our Bisbee jeep tours.
After picking you up at a location of your choosing, the Old Bisbee Tour includes the following sites:
Lowell had nearly 6000 residents in its heyday and is the community closest to Old Bisbee. Most of the residential homes were moved to make way for open pit mining in the 1950s. Erie Street (Lowell's Main St.), however, is still intact and preserved with antique vehicles and storefronts. Do you remember gas pumps that sat on the edge of curbs? Erie Street is also a great place to witness a professional photo shoot on the weekends because of its scenic infrastructure. Lowell is even more intriguing when you learn that a section of Erie Street sits on a giant bed of Bisbee Blue Turquoise ore. The Shady Dell Hotel, the Evergreen Cemetery, the Junction Mine Shaft, and the Denn Mine Shaft are part of Lowell's history and full of famous events and people, like Frank Hanchett. Do you know who he is?
Old Bisbee is the crown jewel of the Bisbee area. It's where Bisbee started and possesses unique architecture framed within canyon walls that supported the largest city between the Mississippi River and San Francisco. Places like the Red-light District, Brewery Gulch, and the "Hanging Tree" are part of numerous historic sites to learn about and visit. Besides others, you'll hear about John Wayne, Ted DeGrazia, and the real father of Bisbee - James Douglas. We'll travel narrow, edge-of-dropoff streets that are two-way and one lane wide. Many events happened in Old Bisbee's development and history. Did you know John Lynch joined the first posse looking for himself? He was a cheeky fellow who met his demise on a telegraph pole outside the Tombstone Courthouse.
Juniper Flats is the high elevation area overlooking Bisbee, the Sulphur Springs Valley, Southern Cochise County, and Mexico. Getting there is a fun, primitive dirt road experience full of awe-inspiring views in the middle of scrub Oak, Manzanita, Juniper, and Pine foliage. Did you know a gold mine once operated on top of Juniper Flats and its owner displayed the nuggets at his restaurant near Brewery Gulch? We'll stop at the top of Juniper Flats between 6900 - 7000 ft elevation. It's a great place for photos because the views are several hundred miles. Local wildlife encountered at Juniper Flats during our tours has been Javelina, White-Tailed Deer, Mule Deer, Coati's, Gopher Snakes, Black-Tail Rattlesnakes, Turkey Vultures, and Mohave Rattlesnakes.
Once the tour finishes and you're chock-full of Bisbee history from the in-town and offroad version of our Bisbee tours, the Big Jeep happily and gratefully delivers you to any dropoff location of your choosing.