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West of Paradise: Exploring Southeastern Arizona

It's all here: the OK Corral, Geronimo country, ultra-modern telescopes, newly discovered Kartchner Caverns, Bisbee's art scene, Elgin's wineries, old Spanish missions and nature preserves full of exotic birds. You'll learn how to tour historic ranches, where to find the most fabulous views and how to end your day with a soak in a natural hot spring.

Whether you are an Arizona resident who's decided get out and see more of our beautiful home or an out-of-state visitor, let West of Paradise be your guide to an afternoon or a whole month of exploration. Then take it home after your trip so that the colorful photographs bring back memories of your experience.

Table of Contents

1. Old West, New West
Birth of a Landscape
From Mammoths to Railroads
A Niche in a Dry Land
Sky Islands
Natural Beauty at Risk
Wave When You Pass
Rich in Potential Discoveries

2.Missions & Grasslands
Santa Cruz Valley
Nogales
Madera Canyon
Empire Ranch
Sonoita Valley
Sonoita & Patagonia
Eden in the Desert
San Rafael Valley

3.Boomtowns & a River
In the Footsteps of Coronado
Fort Huachuca & Sierra Vista
Tombstone
Bisbee
Benson
A River Recovered
Ghost Towns

4.Apaches & Hoodoos
Fort Bowie
Willcox
Doublas
Historic Ranch Houses You Can Visit
The Western Side of the Chiricahuas
The Eastern Side of the Chiricahuas
Hot Springs

Annual Events
Resources
Books: Good Traveling Companions