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This listing is about the Arizona ghost towns that we have found here in Southern Arizona. Ghost Towns in Arizona are mostly about mining boom and bust. We would include Tombstone, but it survives. Click here to see Tombstone in the 1930's when it was almost a ghost town. Please feel free to send us a note and tell us about a Ghost Town in your area. Read our stories below about some of the ghost towns we have found by clicking on a hotspot below or scrolling down and browsing a list. Explore on your own or take a tour. It has been reported that some ghost towns are currently restricted due to vandalism. Fairbank has an on site docent. The Friends of San Pedro River give tours of Charleston and Millville on occasion. We have heard of a new tour of the old Clanton Ranch coming up as well as a tour of the Charleston Cemetery, (hard to find).

Ghost Towns of Southern Arizona

Ghost Tours of Southern Arizona

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Guided Tours of Tucson and Southern Arizona

Santa Cruz River Valley Tour at Tumacacori

Click HERE for schedule of upcoming tours and ticket purchases. What People Are Saying About Our Guided Tours Jim, I want to take a moment to thank you on behalf of all five of us. We really enjoyed being a part of the first wine tasting tour that you and … Continue reading

A Day In Santa Cruz County

Harshaw Township Sign

Santa Cruz County is still sparsely populated and remains an excellent destination for bird and wildlife photographers, hikers, ghost town hunters, kayakers, and other outdoor enthusiasts.

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Fray Marcos Monument in Lochiel, a Ghost Town

Fray Marcos

Lochiel, now a ghost town, is a former border crossing town, 1.5 miles from the Santa Cruz River in the San Rafael Valley in South Central Arizona. A few structures and residents remain including a restored one room schoolhouse built around 1905. It is also the site of a monument built … Continue reading

Tombstone: The Town Too Tough To Die Almost Did


By the 1930’s, Tombstone was dying. The mining boomtown of the 1880’s was long gone. In 1882, Tombstone residents numbered between 6,000 and 7,000. By the time these photographs were taken, the nation was deep in the Great Depression, and Tombstone was almost a ghost town.

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Steins: A Ghost Town With Stories To Tell

Steins ghost town New Mexico

Steins (pronounced Steens) is a New Mexico ghost town. It is located very near the Arizona – New Mexico border and its history is very much related to Southern Arizona’s past. It is easy to get to. Driving east from Tucson, stay on the I-10 for a few minutes past … Continue reading

The Ghost Town Tour You Should Not Have Missed!

Southern Arizona Guide Ghost Town Tour at Pearce AZ

Our Ghost Town Tour leaves from Costco parking lot at I-10 & Kino Parkway at 8 AM. Usually, we go mid-week. It takes about an hour & a half to get to our first ghost town, Pearce, Arizona. Upon arrival at the Old Pearce Jail, Anna Nickell, head of the … Continue reading

Klondyke Arizona: (Almost) Ghost Town

Klondyke Arizona: Restored Cabin of Jeff Power.

Klondyke is a near-ghost town in western Graham County. In the second decade of the 21st century, the only roads out there are still unpaved. The Klondyke cemetery is just southeast of town. There you will find the graves of the Thomas Jefferson “Jeff” Power and his family. Few know the sad story of these […]

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Tour Pearce AZ: A (Sometimes Lively) Ghost Town!

Ms. Karen feeds goats at Marcia's Garden

Southern Arizona Guide is leading a tour to the ghost town of Pearce, AZ the Saturday after Thanksgiving. On our travels we will enjoy wine tasting at Golden Rule Vineyards and lunch & libations at an Old West saloon in beautiful Texas Canyon. You are welcome to join us. ********************* … Continue reading

Ghost Town Cemeteries in Southern Arizona

Monument Atop Poston Butte Near Florence, AZ.

I love to wander around old cemeteries. They give us a sense of place. Many memories are hidden there, many stories to be told. Isn’t the cliche, “If only the dead could talk”? Old cemeteries go hand in hand with Ghost Towns. Sometimes the Ghost Town is completely gone, no … Continue reading