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Dragoon Mountain Bike Ride to Petroglyphs

October 7, 2010

Balanced boulders of the Dragoons.

For Saturday’s jeep road ride in the Dragoon Mountains, I join Southern Arizona Mountain Bike Association riders Tom, Dick and Susan. We drive to Tombstone, AZ, and take a left on Middlemarch Road toward the Dragoons. We hit National Forest roads and stop at Tom’s campsite to begin our ride. It’s hot in the mid-day sun, and I can’t belive Tom’s weather forecast of “50% chance of thunderstorms,” never mind those dark clouds in the southern sky.

The jeep road meanders over the rolling foothills at the base of the Dragoons as we head toward West Stronghold Canyon where the Apaches hid among the rocks for years, evading U.S. Army cavalry troops. Read more here

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