Backroads Across America: Up, up with Stairs and Stars

Hit the road and you never know what you will see.

At Butterfield RV Resort in Benson, AZ, the clear desert sky allowed a brilliant view of stars, planets and moons through its observatory. That’s right, a real observatory at an RV park! Eight of us took turns at the telescope as a knowledgeable guide opened the roof and directed the lens via a handheld remote. (The place is also an exceptionally friendly and comfy park, next time you are in Benson.)

Just along Highway 80 a bit beyond Tombstone, we found Bisbee, an old mining town built in a narrow valley. As we walked around the place, there were tall sets of stairs at every turn. A sign said there were 1,000 of them. In a place where minerals brought notoriety, stairs are another claim to fame! We did not climb them all to verify.

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3 thoughts on “Backroads Across America: Up, up with Stairs and Stars

  1. Bonnie

    Bisbee is a fun place to visit. I have climbed many of those stairs!


  2. We stayed at Butterfield this year and last. We loved looking at the stars through the telescope last year. Unfortunately, rain and wind prevented a return experience this year. Bisbee is so cool. Would love to return some day.


    • Thanks for your comment. We thought Butterfield was a great place…very welcoming staff, too! Sorry you missed the stars views this year.


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