Let's take a trip to, and explore the town of Bisbee by way of Tomestone with a brief stop for lunch. We will meet on Friday morning at the QT on Hunt Hwy at 0830 AM, and head out South on Hunt Hwy at 0845 AM. We will catch 79 South to Tucson which turns into the 77, and then over to the I-10 for a short ways to the Benson Hwy, and then South to Tombstone " the town too tough to die " for lunch, and a look around. We will then head South on the Benson Hwy on down to Bisbee where we will stay the night, and enjoy the local establishments to their ut most potential. We will then on Saturday enjoy exploring the area that makes up Bisbee and the surounding area, and see what most of us never knew existed. We will meet for a fire and conversation at t he Jonquil Motel, and decide where we want to go to dinner Saturday night, and what we would like to do or see on our way home Sunday.Motels are the Jonquil Motel, and The El Dorado Suites Hotel both great places, and biker friendly. Be sure and make your reservations as soon as possible. The phone for Jonquil Motel [masked], and the phone for the El Dorado Suites Hotel is[masked]-6679. I will also check on the underground mine tours they are supose to be fantastic tours with spectacular views. Gas stops will be in Catalina, and Benson.
Copper Queen Mine Underground Tour
For a lesson in mining history, take the Copper Queen Mine Underground Tour. The mine is less than 0.5 mi to the east of the Lavender Pit, across AZ 80 from downtown at the Brewery Gulch interchange. Tours are led by Bisbee's retired copper miners, who are willing to embellish their spiel with tales from their mining days. The 75-minute tours go into the shaft via a small open train, like those the miners rode when the mine was active. Before you climb aboard, you're outfitted in miner's garb—a yellow slicker and a hard hat with a light that runs off a battery pack. You may want to wear a sweater or light coat under your slicker, because temperatures inside are cool. You'll travel thousands of feet into the mine, up a grade of 30 feet (not down, as many visitors expect). Reservations are suggested.
- Contact Information
- Address: 478 N. Dart Rd., Bisbee, AZ, 85603 | Map It
- Phone: 520/[masked]; 866/[masked]
- Cost: Mine tour $13
- Hours: Tours daily at 9, 10:30, noon, 2, and 3:30
- Website: www.queenminetour.com