Bisbee Arizona is a hidden jewel that every Vanlifer must visit if in Southern Arizona. Bisbee is an old mining town that has a rich history and thriving art and music scene to enjoy. There is also great hiking in the area and even a mine tour. I highly recommend visiting Bisbee if you find yourself in the area.
Bisbee Arizona is one of my favorite small towns I have ever visited. The town has a very rich history and a unique look to it.
There are a few hiking trails that you can take from city center. The two main trails are a short hike to the Bisbee “B” and the Cross. Both are situated above the town and offer great views. Both are short and easy.
Bisbee Queen Mine Tour
There is a good mine tour that you can take to explore the abandoned mine. The tour takes you underground and is a good way to learn about mining and the history of Bisbee.
- Website: Queen Mine Tour
- Fee: $14 for Adults / $6.50 for age 6-12
The surrounding hills of Bisbee offer excellent mountain biking. You will find local mountain bikers racing up and down the hills to build up their endurance since the elevation is above 5000 feet.
Weird Wild West
One of the best Van Life Gathering happens in Bisbee called the Weird Wild West. The event is put on by The Journal of Lost Time and is a great place to mingle with your fellow vanlifers.
Bisbee is an easy place to camp. There are a number of campgrounds and BLM land around the town. You can also just stealth Camping in one of the local parking lots.
There is a great workout facility located in the back of the courthouse that you can enjoy. Along with the workout facility, there’s a basketball court, picked ball courts, and a swimming pool.
It’s a privilege to have Bisbee Arizona for our enjoyment, so please practice Leave No Trace principles.
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