El Camino del Diablo Este

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El Camino Del Diablo, translated as the Devils Highway, is a prehistoric trading route that once linked central Mexico with the Colorado River. The route crossed broad swathes of the desert by linking the area's few semi-reliable water sources. Today the northwestern portion of the ancient trail lies in Arizona just above the border with Mexico and inside both a restricted military training area, the Bary M. Goldwater Range, and the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge. Visting the area requires a permit. Expect to interact with the Border Patrol. They are valuable information sources when treated respectfully. Use caution for unexploded military ordinance and smugglers. El Camion del Diablo splits into Oest and Este (West and East) at the eastern end of the Tinajas Altus Pass. El Camino del Diablo Este travels north along the eastern side of the Tinajas Altas and Gila Mountain Ranges to Interstate 8 and the present-day town of Wellton.