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AZ Trail Info => AZ Trail Info => Topic started by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on February 22, 2015, 12:40:43 PM

Title: Abandoned Area South Of Buckeye
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on February 22, 2015, 12:40:43 PM
So a few years ago someone told me about an area south of Buckeye that had some trails and a couple of lakes. I had always been curious but never had the itch to check it out. Yesterday after I checked out the Robbins Butte Wildlife Area I realized I was only a few miles from the site I heard about years ago.

I took a short cut from where I was. but the way to it is from the I10 go south on Miller Rd. Take it all the way to the Gila River. When you see the signs for Dead End you will make a left on Sunrise Dr. It is a dirt road. Take it to the end.

As I arrived I could hear dirt bikes near. First thing I noticed were abandoned buildings covered in graffiti. Awesome area for some pics. I snapped a couple and continued to explore. To the east of the buildings is an area with about 8-10 huge mountains of sand and gravel. The dirt bikes were flying around this area. I was tempted to try to climb one, but it looked so soft. I moved to the south and found two huge collection ponds or mini lakes. One of the lakes had two fishing boats trolling around.

I was running low on time and needed to get home so I made my way out. I will return!

So this morning I did some research. The area is actually a town called Allenvillle. The place is a sand and gravel yard called Alleco Stone. Apparently they went out of business around 2003. The cool thing about this is are the lakes. They were made from run off from the Gila River. Alleco made the lakes and used a dredge to remove material from the bottom. The plan was for in the future to make this a recreation area. It is all just an abandoned area now. From what I found out it is a well kept secret. Not much info on the interweb, but read some forums the locals seem to love the area. Definitely a place to check out if your in the area.

(http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p792/Kyle_Zastrow/Geocaching/1814cab5-0c88-4748-8350-4173459a9102_zps9bffa0bb.jpg) (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Kyle_Zastrow/media/Geocaching/1814cab5-0c88-4748-8350-4173459a9102_zps9bffa0bb.jpg.html)

(http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p792/Kyle_Zastrow/Geocaching/20150221_092326_zpsvqa9mfb7.jpg) (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Kyle_Zastrow/media/Geocaching/20150221_092326_zpsvqa9mfb7.jpg.html)

(http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p792/Kyle_Zastrow/Geocaching/20150221_092038_zpsabu00flb.jpg) (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Kyle_Zastrow/media/Geocaching/20150221_092038_zpsabu00flb.jpg.html)

(http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p792/Kyle_Zastrow/Geocaching/20150221_091739_zpstxvqpz6m.jpg) (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Kyle_Zastrow/media/Geocaching/20150221_091739_zpstxvqpz6m.jpg.html)

For some reason these are the only pics I took. Ill take more later of the lake and the gravel yard next time.
Title: Re: Abandoned Area South Of Buckeye
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on February 22, 2015, 01:18:23 PM
Have geo coordinates?! Nevermind I found it. Looks interesting. Is there no water blocks, like rails or fences? I would imagine this would be.

I bet that area gets heavy traffic, you see a lot of tire marks from the google satellite image. Hmm, nice spot to get wet and muddy maybe.
Title: Re: Abandoned Area South Of Buckeye
Post by: Stoic V on February 23, 2015, 01:52:33 AM
This will be added to my list.
Cool Find.
Title: Re: Abandoned Area South Of Buckeye
Post by: Hammer (Avi) on February 23, 2015, 04:56:04 AM
Nice find, some ToTM photos there. 
Title: Re:
Post by: Clifford3200 on March 12, 2015, 10:18:58 AM
I take my dirt bikes out there all the time

Clifford
2007 Xterra S
Title: Re: Abandoned Area South Of Buckeye
Post by: Xtracrispy on March 12, 2015, 12:29:46 PM
Looks cool, might have to check it out someday.
Title: Re: Abandoned Area South Of Buckeye
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on June 07, 2015, 02:55:17 PM
Came back to the playground. The wall has been completely repainted and I found a cool house.

(http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p792/Kyle_Zastrow/Geocaching/20150525_081239_zpszhpduasr.jpg) (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Kyle_Zastrow/media/Geocaching/20150525_081239_zpszhpduasr.jpg.html)

(http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p792/Kyle_Zastrow/Geocaching/20150525_081818_zps3osypg07.jpg) (http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/Kyle_Zastrow/media/Geocaching/20150525_081818_zps3osypg07.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Abandoned Area South Of Buckeye
Post by: Chuy on June 07, 2015, 05:35:40 PM
I was just out in that area today, we took the trail that goes around the Lagoon. Saw lots of people fishing, and some airsofters playing around the ruins. A fun area to explore since I literally live down the road, is this area STL?
Title: Re: Abandoned Area South Of Buckeye
Post by: PitSnipe (Kyle) on June 07, 2015, 06:00:40 PM
I was just out in that area today, we took the trail that goes around the Lagoon. Saw lots of people fishing, and some airsofters playing around the ruins. A fun area to explore since I literally live down the road, is this area STL?

it is not STL. It is just an area in south Buckeye that is no longer used. I have seen the Sherriff's trucks through there and was never told to leave. With the amount of dirt bikes and fishers that I see there Im pretty sure it is open land. I was there before 8am and then headed out to the Whittmann area after that. I was home by noon.
Title: Re: Abandoned Area South Of Buckeye
Post by: pinchel (Rob) on June 08, 2015, 06:21:33 AM
I take my dirt bikes out there all the time

Clifford
2007 Xterra S

You have dirt bikes?
Title: Re: Abandoned Area South Of Buckeye
Post by: Clifford3200 on June 08, 2015, 10:20:11 AM
I take my dirt bikes out there all the time

Clifford
2007 Xterra S

You have dirt bikes?

Yeah, we have an 80, 120, and 320 I believe
Title: Re: Abandoned Area South Of Buckeye
Post by: casper356 on May 29, 2017, 11:43:43 AM
If this is the same area I used to go play at, it is now blocked off and no longer accessible.
Title: Re: Abandoned Area South Of Buckeye
Post by: DBAX on May 29, 2017, 12:41:50 PM
Whoa. Great Pic. Which month was this TOTM? And if it never was, just do it
(http://i1351.photobucket.com/albums/p792/Kyle_Zastrow/Geocaching/1814cab5-0c88-4748-8350-4173459a9102_zps9bffa0bb.jpg)
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Title: Re: Abandoned Area South Of Buckeye
Post by: Stoic V on May 29, 2017, 08:44:39 PM
If this is the same area I used to go play at, it is now blocked off and no longer accessible.
I tried to go to this location a couple weeks ago.  Casper is right, its all blocked off. I tried coming in from a few different directions.