Ghost Towns and Tours of Southern Arizona

This listing is about some of the old ghost towns that we have found in the Southern Arizona region. Ghost Towns in Southern Arizona are mostly about mining boom and bust. We would include Tombstone, but it survives. Please feel free to send us a note and tell us about a Ghost Town in your area. Read our stories 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 on occasion. We have heard of a new tour of the old Clanton Ranch coming up as well.

Ghost Towns of Southern Arizona

Ghost Tours of Southern Arizona


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SASCO the Forgotten Ghost Town

Rockland Hotel

SASCO is a ghost town north of Tucson and just south of Picacho Peak. It was the smelter for the first Silverbell mine, which was 12 miles to the southwest and connected by rail. We had visited SASCO ten years ago; before we were Southern Arizona Guide and we had … 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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Guided Hike to Charleston Ruins

Millville Trail Head Sign

For all you Ghost Town fanatics. On Sunday, January 27, 2013, the Friends of San Pedro River conducted a Members-only guided hike to Charleston Ruins. Charleston was a town on the west bank of the San Pedro River, directly across from Millville, which processed ore from Tombstone. When the mines … Continue reading

Fairbank AZ: Ghost Town

Fairbank, AZ Restored Schoolhouse.

Fairbank is a Southern Arizona ghost town, and one of the best preserved, thanks to numerous conservation efforts. It’s located in the San Pedro Riparian Conservation Area about 10 miles west of Tombstone. Here conservation efforts have saved the San Pedro River, a haven for dozens of species of critters and birds.

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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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