by Ghost Town Hunter
There are many great trails winding through the Santa Rita mountain range between Tucson and Patagonia. I have run these trails almost every weekend for the last year with my wife always bringing a picnic lunch.
Most of the trails are easily navigated in a stock 4WD (mine is a 2004 Ford Explorer) but there are areas that are very challenging if you desire to take them.
The area is full of Ghost Towns, mines, cemeteries and great views.
There is also an abundance of wildlife especially in the Spring & Fall when the temperatures are cooler.