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“Historical, but not alot to see”

Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

The weather was in the 70's, the hike was short, and the signs were interesting from a historic view point, but if you're looking for a lot of nicely preserved ruins, this is not for you. We had visited the ghost town of Fairbank, and did this on the way home. Would have rather stayed on the San Pedro river near Fairbank and played in the shade, but did find it somewhat interesting.

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Reviewed 12 December 2014

Yes there is just such a place and it is nearly 250 years old. About 1776, right when USA was fighting England for independence, Spain was expanding her frontier here in the Southwest. Our seasoned native Apache people had much to say about this as "the Presidio of Santa Cruz de Terrenate" had a mere 4 years of existence before pulling out. The Apache raided the outpost mercilessly and gained many free horses in the process.

The remains of all this action can still be traced, even the battlement is visible. Don't expect a 6 Flags presentation, this is history as it is left to us by time. It is worthwhile for the Southwest buff or birder or hiker. I hiked up the railroad in July, temperature was 110F. I do not recommend this.

I do recommend a visit. It is a thoughtful, quiet place. It is protected by the federal government so pot hunting is out of the question.

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Reviewed 1 August 2014

There is not much left of the Presidio and it's a pretty good walk to get there Signage on the trail in leaves a bit to be desired. But if you enjoy nature, you will enjoy yourself. The view from the Presidio is very nice, there is a marked trail once you get there with informational signs and a few ruins.

1  Thank claddagh666
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