(Empire Ranch) BLM Land Free <br />Take I-10 East from Tucson and turn off at Exit 281 (Route 83 Sonoita-Patagonia Highway South). Travel south on Route 83 for about 19 miles and watch for the green and white milepost 40 sign along the right side of the road. Approximately 1/4 mile past milepost 40, turn left into Las Cienegas(Empire Ranch Road). The road is dirt and has some "washboarding" so don't go too fast. At about the 2.9 mile point there will be a fork in the road. Stay to the right. When the road ends in a "T", take a left. You will cross a concrete section of the road down in a wash. Just up the hill from the wash (about .2 mile), turn left. Just ahead of you (.1 mile) will be the end of an abandoned airstrip where the most level sites are found. <br /> <br />NOTE: edited 11/17/05 by Andrew Koransky, orig lat/lon was 31.47/-110.37, but this pointed into the middle of Fort Huachuaca! My location may not be exact and is unverified, but should at least be closer based on directions above.
last modified 2005-11-17 13:03:00Z