Bisbee is a tiny little mountain town just thirty minutes southeast of Sierra Vista. Fewer than six thousand people live in this historic location that was once a thriving mining town. It has flourished with tourist activity lately, drawing crowds with its charming historic district and filling storefronts with galleries, humans who love all things organic, and tasty restaurants. Its tiny shops sell jewelry, hand made soap, and homemade organic dog treats.
On one of our first weekends in Arizona, Will and I took a quick afternoon trip to the mountains. We had heard great things, but hadn’t done any of our research ahead of time. We discovered their mine first, kind of accidentally and mostly just because we needed a bathroom.
We perused their gift shop and examined the small displays. As Will made a work call, I made big plans for us to come back at a later date to go on the mine tour.
Bisbee is perched in the mountains, surrounded by red hills and rocks, swooping birds of prey, and cacti. In amongst what might be perceived as a harsh desert are colorful buildings, strings of lights, music and coffee. It’s a picturesque scene.
We didn’t stay long on this particular visit because neither of us were feeling well. Despite that, I made sure to photograph the plethora of beard oils for our beard-loving-friends back home before we took off.
Have you been to Bisbee? What is your top recommendation for this mountain escape?