The route through southeastern Arizona crossed into what is now Arizona from Mesilla, New Mexico Territory at Stein's Pass, then headed west/southwest to San Simon, through Apache Pass, Ewell Springs, and Dragoon Springs. After crossing the river just north of the present-day Benson, the route veered slightly north to pass Cienega and head up to Tucson and on to San Francisco via Yuma and Los Angeles. The stage stopped operating when the Civil War broke out and was never resumed in the south.
For more information call the Benson Chamber of Commerce at 520 586-2842, www.bensonchamberaz.com or stop by the Benson Tourist Center in the Railroad Depot at 249 E 4th St, Benson. Information is subject to change. Call to confirm before planning to attend events.