In the thousands of times I passed this turnoff, I'm always curios as to what's up there?
Well, now I know!
|Road from AZ Hwy 85 Ten miles N. of Ajo|
Thanks to the Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association for hosting tours of Childs Mountain. Otherwise locked to motor vehicles, hiking and biking are permitted.
|Ajo, AZ in distance.|
|Altitude ranging(retired) and FAA dome|
Constructed in the 50's as a part of the North American Early Warning Radar looking for the Red Menace. At one time more than 300 personnel and their families lived there. Quickly obsolete. Closed for good in 1971 and buildings razed and desert restored in the 90's.
|Altitude Ranging Tower (only original structure remaining)|