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The focal point of Harshaw Road, south of Patagonia, is the historic mining district that extends along the bottom of a sycamore shaded canyon. The canyons carved by that small stream and its tributaries were the center of extensive mining activity from the mid 1800's well into the twentieth century. As you drive along the creek, the rock outcrops yielding the gold and silver that once attracted large numbers of prospectors and hard rock miners to this area are frequently accompanied by evidence of the enterprise of those hardy and persistent souls. The Harshaw Road ends at its junction with FR 61, just west of the old ghost towns of Washington Camp and Duquesne. You might want to take a short detour in their direction before you continue up and over the pass into Nogales.

Directions: From Patagonia, Drive south on the Harshaw Road, FR 58. At the junction with FR 49 turn right (south) to FR 61. You can turn around here and go back the way you came or turn right again (west) on FR 61 (a scenic drive too) and continue into Nogales.

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