The Spanish seemed to find their way here with little trouble, except for the Apache, but travelers today would have a hard time finding it given the lousy directions most other reviews and Apple's Map App gave! So here, hopefully, are better directions. Going south from Benson or north from Tombstone go west on 82 for 5.5 miles. When you get to Fairbank Historic Townsite keep going another 1.8 miles west and turn to go north on In Balance Ranch Road. Go another 1.8 miles (just past Trails End Rd) you'll see a large parking area on the right. Park there and walk through the gated entry. Now here's where i also got a lot of confused directions. The walk to the ruins area is about a mile east across the desert and continues south along the old railroad grade. When you reach the ruins area, which is well marked with a large sign, there is a half mile loop trail that takes you through the Presidio area with descriptive signage about what used to be there. Some partial adobe walls are still in evidence but not much more. The most enjoyable part is the scenery and relative isolation as-well-as a nice walk. It was a warm day in Feb when we went and some water is still advisable for yourself or pets.
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