Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Dragoon Springs

Dragoon Springs is a stop along the Butter field Stage Route.  The thing that makes this stop unique is that there are four confederate soldiers buried right next to it. 

This is the building you have to turn at to get to the site.  

You keep going down the road, through gates, until you get to this sign.

Then you keep going down the road until you reach this sign, you will need a high clearance vehicle, and four wheel drive if it has been raining, you go through another gate.

You go over the little path, over the culvert, then you keep going until you reach a gate, then you keep going some more, you will see the building first, then to the left, you will see the graves.

The first view of the stage stop.

The sign at the stage stop.

A close up of the distances between the stops.

A close up of the map.

This was taken in the ruins.

The sign at the grave site.

Confederate States of American.

A close up of one of the crosses.
The graves.

A view from the ridge.

There are lots of ocotillos along the way and around the site...

This is a site that we have been looking for many years, ever since an article ran in the local paper, finally thanks to Facebook I found someone who had directions and here are the results. 


  1. Now I want to go the pictures, thank you for sharing

  2. Thank you, and you should go, the history there is really amazing...

  3. I've been wanting to visit this site but don't have a 4wd. :( I think the area in Texas Canyon is some of the most breathtaking scenery I've had the pleasure of seeing.

    1. I do not have 4wd and had no issues on this road, I would wait for it to dry out, but honestly we went up there in a small Toyota truck, and I have been out there in a car as well though not all the way to the site, I don't think you will have a problem unless the raid washed out with all the rain we have had this year.

  4. Oh...and I've been told by a guy who wrote a book on the Butterfield Stage Route through Az and on into NM that the markers by the graves at this site are full of errors. There's only 1 Confederate Soldier buried there and the National Park Service has asked him to redesign new markers. Just thought I'd pass along some info! :)

    1. Thank you for the info, I have also recently talked to him on FB, and am waiting for the new signs so I can revisit and update this album!