This Remote Restaurant In Arizona Will Take You A Million Miles Away From Everything
Finding a quiet, remote spot in Arizona isn’t difficult—but if you want something to eat while enjoying the view, you’d better be prepared to pack in and pack out your own meal. There is at least one place in the state where you can sit in the middle of the desert and feel like you’re miles away from the world. Actually, you literally are miles away from a town of any significant size.
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To get to the Desert Bar from Parker, take Highway 95 through Cienega Springs and make a right turn onto Billy Mack Mine Road. Drive a half-mile and make a right onto Cienega Springs Road. Continue on this road for about four miles until you reach the Desert Bar. Or you can just refer to this map for details.
The Desert Bar is open October through April on Saturdays and Sundays from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
If you want to check out another unique restaurant around the state, you won’t want to miss our recent article featuring a restaurant in a train car.
Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at [email protected]
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