Ruby Road Loop
Begin loop - The 23-mile drive from Amado to Arivaca winds through cattle country. It is a paved road with scenic views.
Mileage count begins at the “Y” in Arivaca - turn left, follow paved road.
Mile 5 - Turnoff for Arivaca Lake, 2 miles of dirt road to the lake.
Mile 7.4- Pro Blanco historic mining area - not open to the public.
Mile 8-9 Begin Coronado National Forest; Austerlitz Mining area.
Mile 9.1 - Warsaw Canyon - mining and homesteading area. Rough roads.
Mile 11 - California Gulch - rough roads, mining and homesteading area.
Mile 11.6 - Turoff to Papago Tanks - 4 WD only.
Mile 11.7 - Ruby entrance, old mining town. Read gate information for entry.
Mile 15.5 - Turnoff to Corral Nuevo & Hell’s Gate. Rough road - 4 WD only.
Mile 17 - Sycamore Canyon, Hank & Yank Springs; great hiking & birding.
Mile 21.2 - Parking area for Atascosa Lookout. While 2.5 miles (steep) Remarkable views
Mile 27 - Pena Blanca Lake. Begin paved road - take to 1-19 North