The Bisbee 1000 the Great Stair Climb is an exclusive event
to this historic mining town. It will test
your endurance and is a toll on your body, but many do it every year. This event is “the only outdoor stair climb in the U.S.”
and is extraordinary. The stair climb is about 4.5 miles and
includes nine staircases all over town.
The challenge adds up to over 1000 steps and is linked together by the
narrow twisty roads of Bisbee. You will
be walking or running through the picturesque portions of town. You can take the stair challenge or the
friendly fitness walk if the 1000 steps are too much for your physical well-being.
The stair climb started on October of 1990 by people just
spreading the word. About 200 people
showed up for the first event with more and more participants every year. They have seen competitors from the age of 7
to those in their 80’s. Some have even partook
in costume and other crazy outfits. This
event has been awarded the Governor’s Tourism Award for Special Events in a
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