Cave Dwellings: Memories of Hickiwan and Ajo
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Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Memories of Hickiwan and Ajo

When I started my blog in 2009, it was with the encouragement of well known blogger, Al Bossence and his wife Kelly. We were interested in taking our Hiker to Arizona and they pointed us in the direction of Hickiwan Trails RV Park, in Why, Arizona..Why? you ask..Yep…Why is a wide spot in the road about 12 miles South of Ajo, Arizona.  We stayed almost 2 months…the longest we have stayed ANYWHERE!! What a gem Ajo area is, so I thought it only fair to share with those who RV…Here are some many photos of our trip.

Wild burrow were roaming the dessert. I heard them at night, but they eluded me during the day…Until ONE day, I spotted them!!


The sunsets are gorgeous..and the town of Ajo is beautiful…




We took walks into the Sonoran desert everyday…I’m not sure how safe it was..or is now..Ignorance is bliss.


There were tons of gems called Rose Chalcedony in the desert..I loaded my pocket so full, my jeans were about to fall off…There was a large presence of Border Patrol in the sky around our RV park…That could have been because there was a Border Patrol Headquarters about 2 miles from us…I LIKED that fact!

Desert Rose Charceldony

Here is that same piece of Rose Chacledony all cleaned up!!



As you can see, there was never any shortage of photos available over those beautiful mountains…


This pathway into the desert was right behind our RV…fabulous!


There was even a Mardis Gras celebration, complete with a one vehicle parade..and lots of fun and food!!


…and yes, that is my McGyver on the right…attempting to play a washboard for the crowd….Such fun times!..We really hated to leave, but we were planning on going to Pancho Villa Days in Columbus, NM on our way back East, so we said our good-byes to our campground hosts and left the last week of February..


Hickiwan Ray, on the right, and his wife ran the RV park with the help of her brother…


On the road East out of the Sonoran Desert …I sure do hope to get back someday!!!!


  1. We love that area too, we stayed at Hickiwan in 2010.

  2. Thanks for the great trip down memory lane. Hickiwan Trails and that whole area will always remain as one of our most favorite places in all of the Southwest. I recognized familiar places in your photos and we too loved our morning desert walks there. Am hoping to make it down around there again maybe this winter. Last we heard Hickiwan Ray and Marcia had split up and gone their separate ways.................

  3. Yes, we love that area but you wouldn't feel the same way about it in July.

  4. We stayed for a month in Ajo. The town has a old rodeo arena out by the airport,there is a campground host.They have water and dump for $25 a month and only about three of us there.We loved it and hope to go back this winter.

  5. We love our time meandering around Arizona. Those Burros always make me smile. Thanks for taking us down memory lane.

  6. Brings back good memories... I see my old motorhome in one of the pictures... we had the black S-10 pickup w/ kayak on top, motor home directly behind... I remember the Mardi Gras party... sure met some great people @ Hickiwan those years... thanks for sharing the blog post Donna....