Let's Go Explore Bisbee,And Tomestone For A Couple Days!

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

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  • Randy

    Missed ya's there Mike & Penny, and thanks.

    February 27, 2013

  • Mike & P.

    Great Pictures

    February 26, 2013

  • Randy

    Hadda great time, missed a second chance at the mine tour, but I get a free one daily @ work. The company and ride were awesome. Rode up solo on saturday, and did my own thing on the way. {pun intended}

    1 · February 24, 2013

    • George P.

      We had a great time, too! Love you guys!!

      1 · February 25, 2013

  • Mike C.

    Bisbee was a great place to visit, we found many great restaurants and a great coffee house downtown

    February 25, 2013

  • Randy

    Special thanks to Jim for setting it all up, an excellent lead, answering all the questions, and the new Bisbee HQ.

    February 24, 2013

  • James G.

    We had a great time in and around Bisbee,and our new HQ will be the San Jose Lodge. They are reasonable priced, and have all the facilities you need including a fantastic resturaunt and lounge and fully paved parking lots. Their rooms are big and comfortable with microwaves and fridge. The owners and staff are really nice people also. The mine tour was a great tour and very informative. Other than a bit cool it was a great ride,thanks to everybody who made it great..

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • Mike C.

    That was fun - had to leave at Benson ... wanted to go right home to a hot shower ... woo was it cold and windy!

    February 24, 2013

  • Randy

    ALWRIGHT Baby this ride is going to rock !!!

    February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to back out due to work. Have a good time, bummed:/

    February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hope you all have a nice ride. Will see you next time.

    February 21, 2013

  • James G.

    It has been requested that we make the meetup time 10:00 AM so some working people can get a few things done before we leave and not miss the ride..

    February 20, 2013

    • George P.

      That's fine for us. See you at the park entrance at 10:45!

      February 21, 2013

  • Mike C.

    10 AM sounds great ... my phone number is[masked]-9118. I plan to be at the meeting point a bit early to fill up with gas (my motorcycle, I already have enough gas ... LOL).

    February 21, 2013

  • Randy

    In the driveway Mike ? Sounds like a great story over the fire pit on the ride. The smaller attendance rides are often the best tho.

    1 · February 20, 2013

  • A.j. D.

    Had to drop out for a personal conflict

    February 20, 2013

  • Mike C.

    Well, dang, even if only two of us go I'm excited 'cause I haven't been to Bisbee before and I heard it is a great place to visit. I was going to bring my new Suzuki 1250, but I fell over on it (in my driveway LOL). Now I have to wait for a couple of parts, so I'll be taking the old trusty BMW.

    February 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If weather is good I might ride with to Tombstone for lunch and then head back. Going to cancel for the weekend though.

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going to cancel. Too much going on.

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    May meet you in bisbee on Saturday, starting new job Wednesday.Finally!

    February 19, 2013

  • James G.

    The El Dorado has changed their pricing of their rooms way higher than before. I checked with several other places and the San Jose Lodge seems very good all around. Myself and the Peacocks are confirmed there.. The phone number for the San Jose Lodge is[masked]

    February 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      San Jose Lodge number is[masked], not number listed above.

      February 19, 2013

  • Jp G.

    Sorry guys I only do day trips. I can't do motels!!!

    February 15, 2013

  • Randy

    There is also an old school walking tour of an actual silver mine in downtown Tombstone, where you can climb inside an actual geode uncovered there. Takes about an hour

    February 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Mine tour reservations for 2 made for 10:30:-)

    February 13, 2013

  • Mike C.

    I got the time off from work, so I plan to join this excursion. I have two nights at the Jonquil. See y'all Friday morning in a week and a half!

    February 11, 2013

    • Randy

      Right On !

      February 12, 2013

    • Mike C.

      BTW, I bought a new Suzuki GSX1250FA as a second bike. I was thinking about bringing it, but it still won't be broken in so I will bring the BMW.

      February 12, 2013

  • Mike C.

    I made my mine tour reservation ...

    February 11, 2013

  • James G.

    Sheri call the San Jose they have rooms and they are very reasonable.

    February 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks James, I will look into it:)

      February 11, 2013

  • James G.

    If you are interisted in the mine tour click on the mine web site in the narrative and fill out the reservatinn form..We pay at the mine but it can reserve our tour time and date..02/23/13 10:30 AM so we can go together.

    February 11, 2013

  • Jim B.

    Not sure.

    February 11, 2013

  • Mike & P.

    Room 4 is now available for Friday and Saturday

    February 11, 2013

  • Mike & P.

    Have to cancel two nights in room 4 because I have to work Friday. So if anyone still needs a room, this one will be free

    February 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Darn! Would love to make the trip but can't do that weekend. Am planning on doing Tombstone in early March.

    February 11, 2013

  • Randy

    I am staying saturday at the Jonquil but will be riding solo from Three Way to meet ya's in Bisbee early saturday, ride back to San Tan with everyone on sunday.

    February 11, 2013

  • A.j. D.

    We made a reservation for the 10:30 mine tour

    February 11, 2013

  • Julie W

    Can't miss work sunday

    February 11, 2013

  • A.j. D.

    The 10:30 tour sounds great...We're in!!

    February 11, 2013

  • James G.

    Those of us that have considered the tour are thinking the 10:30 AM tour would work great. We can get breakfast then head over to the mine for the tour. That leaves the rest of the day to ride around and explore..

    February 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Any other hotels in that area??

    February 11, 2013

  • Mike C.

    I made my hotel reservation ... at the Jonquil for Friday and Saturday nights. I still don't have approval for time off, but expect it to be approved soon.

    February 11, 2013

  • Mike & P.

    Breakfast Club?

    February 10, 2013

    • Mike & P.

      Looking to get Friday off

      February 10, 2013

  • Ron Y.

    I can't get the day off. Need to cover the office

    February 7, 2013

  • Mike C.

    I asked for time off work, if I get it approved I plan to join!

    February 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't make this trip to Bisbee and Tomestone. I got to paint my interior of my house while the weather is still on cold side. See you soon on next trip.

    February 5, 2013

  • Randy

    I will be at the Jonquil as usual

    February 5, 2013

  • A.j. D.

    We will be staying at the Jonquil, anybody else??

    February 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Big maybe as Well, this will be a first overnight, Sounds fun!

    February 5, 2013

  • Jim B.

    Not sure about over nighting..

    February 5, 2013

  • Ron Y.

    BIG maybe. My guests are Heide and Babs if she wants to go. We had a good time when we went before.

    February 4, 2013

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