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Reef is located in the southwest corner of Cochise county close to Mexican line on the side of the Huachuca Mountains.  Named for a conspicuous reef of rock (Carr Reef), a series of quartzite cliffs running along the eastern side of the Huachuca Mountains., a noted landmark.  This mining camp in Huachuca mountains was active from the 1880's to the early 1900's.  Silver, gold and Tungsten was mined here. This mining camp was later named Palmerlee and then Garces.  Post office established January 7, 1901.

This camp is located at a high elevation and can only be visited in the spring, summer or fall, winter is not recommended due to snowfall.  The road to the camp is a one lane switchback road which isn't too bad going up as you're against the wall when a passing situation does occur...coming down you're on the drop side which is not my preference!  The camp is located in the Ramsey Vista campground.  A short hiking trail will take you here where you'll be able to wander around the remains of old mining digs and the foundations of an ore mill.  There are tent sites that are actually located on the foundations of the town's original buildings.  There is a charge for overnight or day use.  Please call the Sierra Vista Coronada National Forest District Office at 520-378-0311 for more information.

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