I really like these small one street towns like Gila Bend. The town is named for the big bend in the Gila River. Located on an historic route of travel, for centuries Gila Bend has been a place for weary travelers to stop and rest. The small town of approximately 1,900 people is in the southwestern portion of Maricopa County, 70 miles southwest of Phoenix.
While there I wanted to explore the near by area via my UTV. The park personnel advised me of the drug smuggling activity but, I really didn't think it would be a problem during the day. I took a ride out to see the wooden cross, the Bosque well, and ride next to the train tracks a long side a train (really cool to race the train). While on the forty mile loop, I noticed a really low flying plane coming towards me. As you can see I was able to get a pick as it approached. I pulled off the trail because I thought he was going to land. With no clear markings it could have been either a drug plane or border patrol plane. I hauled-ass out of there... I really think that I would be a great desert racer because I held 65+mph most of the way. The car is nothing short of amazing how the suspension handled all the whoops, bumps, and turns.. Even sideways the car felt in control with very little steering correction.
This was one great unexpected adventure.