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Bees can still be found buzzing around the bright and beautiful wild flowers that can be found in and around the Rim Country. The hike to the site of the Battle of Big Dry Wash is challenging, but with treasures like these awaiting, it is worth the effort.

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Edge of tragedy

The Battle of Big Dry Wash near the brink of the Mogollon Rim was one of the most hard-fought and needless of the Apache wars

Lt. Thomas Cruse crouched behind a tree on the brink of the most vivid, deadly day of his life, a few hundred yards from the Apache war party at the very center of a thrilling, tragic history.


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