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Review of Fort Cummings

Fort Cummings
Ranked #5 of 17 things to do in Deming
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

A movie should be made about the history of this place and the surrounding country. It is a bit out of the way but well worth the trip. Be prepared for a fairly long bumpy dirt road. Bring a camera!

Thank Jay R
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Quite a drive but if you enjoy our historic past - well worth it. Valuable information on the internet about his area.

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Reviewed February 23, 2013

Interesting place that is off the beaten path. Many people have never been here and don't even know of its existence.

Thank ErikaM411
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Reviewed May 20, 2012

Extremely interesting if you are into southwest history.. Difficult to get to, and that is one reason it is so cool.. likely when you visit there will be nobody else there. It is in a spectacular setting and the ruins are picturesque.

Thank Bob P
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

To get there, take HWY 26 N, to County Road A019. The county road is a dirt road and you will need a vehicle with high clearance. After the rainy season, you may need a four wheel drive with high clearance. It is really sketchy getting through here and the "road" isn't marked very well. At the first "Y" go right. At the second "Y" go left. The next time the road seperates, you ought to be able to see the ruins. We took a car with low clearance and it took us several hours to go th e 30 or so miles. It may have been less, but it seemed like more. The ruins themselves are not protected in any way. Also, some of the land is private. There are some signs with info on the area when you get there. There are some parts of walls remaining. The building protecting the spring is intact. Overall, pretty interesting site and good for a day trip in the area (just make sure you leave the street car at home and take something with some ground clearance - like we didn't). Don't know why they chose to leave these ruins to erode. Possibly because of it's remoteness. There are lesser, but better protected ruins closer to the cities.

Fort Cummings was part of the Butterfield Stage Route. Cooke's Spring was a popular watering spot along the route. The Fort was erected nearby to protect the spring, and for soldiers to accompany travelers through Cooke's Pass.

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