Louise Speaks: Continuing on our way to Patagonia, as you approach Picacho
Peak, you’ll find these ruins right off the freeway.
The Picacho Peak Trading Post, burned to the ground after an electrical problem started a fire on the night of November 16, 2002 according to investigators. The Trading Post was a well-known stop visible from I-10 between Phoenix and Tucson. The great collection of souvenirs and gifts were also destroyed. Tragically, the large fiberglass Indian Chief that beckoned with a brave salute to motorists was also lost. All that remained were the foot stumps and burnt arms.