Monday, July 11, 2016

Breck to Ajo

Bob and Tammy are from Breckenridge but head south to Ajo, Arizona in the winter to escape the many feet of Colorado snow.  Ajo, a desert city, is the closest community to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument located on route 85 just 43 miles from the Mexican border. Similar to the gold rush in Colorado, miners made their way to Arizona to strike it rich. In the 1880's high-grade native copper made Ajo the first copper mine in Arizona. Bob and Tammy chatted with MYOW about water issues unique to their desert escape and shared water issues related to mining in both Arizona and Colorado. This couple says that if you head to Ajo, don't miss the beautiful old fountain in the center of town square.