There are essentially four main routes which one can take to drive from Tucson to the ATF site, listed in Table 1 below.
|Route||Distance (miles)||Approximate Driving Time (hours)|
|I 10 / SR 191 / SR 180 / SR 12 via Safford||330||5.5|
|SR 77 / I 60 via Show Low||343||6.0|
|I 10 / SR 90 / SR 180 / SR 12 via Lordsburg||379||6.0|
|I 10 / SR 26 / I 25 via Socorro||419||6.5|
The driving route one takes to the ATF site is ultimately a matter of personal preference, but one should consider seriously the safety aspects of that choice.
Since the Safford and Lordsburg routes go through less populated territory where gasoline may be hard to find, Table 2 lists some logistics of the gas stations along this route.
|Square Deal Store||Hwy. 12, Aragon, NM||505-533-6313||Mon - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Sun 17:00 - 19:00
|Apache Creek Store||Hwys. 12 & 32, Reserve, NM||505-533-6800||08:00 - 19:00||CC/GCC|
|Henry's Corner||Hwy. 12, Reserve, NM||505-533-6488||07:00 - 21:00||CC/GCC|
|Glenwood Trading Co.||Glenwood, NM||505-539-2321||08:00 - 20:00||V/MC|
|Alma Trading Co.||Alma, NM||505-539-2640||08:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 18:00 (12/1 - 5/1)
|Minit Market||Hwy. 70, Safford, AZ||924-428-0255||04:30 - 24:00||CC/GCC|