Oatman Massacre Site

Location: West of Gila Bend, north of Sentinel.

Difficulty: Easy.

Description: Visit historic site where Oatman family was attacked by Indians. See parts of Butterfield Stage Route and nearby grave sites. Wide graded dirt road narrows to two-track near massacre site. High-clearance 2-wheel drive adequate. Remote, desolate location.

Time & Distance: About 10.6 miles from start to the massacre site plus 4.5 miles to circle back to the Oatman family grave. Allow 1 to 2 hours plus considerable travel time to reach Sentinel.


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Directions to the Trail: Take I-8 to Sentinel, Exit 87, and head north 1.3 miles on paved Aqua Caliente Road.


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