The drive from Tucson was beautiful, even though it was mostly an overcast day. It was a little cooler (especially at 6800+ feet) than it has been, but we brought plenty of clothes. And the views were panoramic, sweeping vistas from one side of the valley to the other from Benson eastward. I wished I had pulled out my camera for a few photos of the surrounding mountains in the distant.
The landscape changed quite a bit as we left the turnoff at Willcox and drove the remaining 35 miles to the National Monument. It was more like grasslands than the Arizona desert we were used to in Tucson.
Once there, we took our standard approach to stop in the Visitor Center, take a look at the displays and view the video if they have one.
I liked the video and especially the displays at the Visitor Center. They were small, but full information I found interesting.
If it looks a bit nippy, it is because it was. Not quite too cold, just brisk enough for a couple of layers and a windbreaker.
After the Massai Trail, it was over to the Echo Canyon Trail Loop.
And leaning rocks and a nice walk through the canyon
We noticed it was getting toward the middle of the afternoon and we had a two hour drive back to Tucson, so we turned around and went back to the trail head and parking lot.
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