It is easy to get to. Driving east from Tucson, stay on the I-10 for a few minutes past the New Mexico border and take the Steins off ramp. What remains of the town is on the north side of the freeway.
Unlike most ghost towns in the Southwest, Steins was not just a mining boom town gone bust. The area began to be settled by miners when gold, silver and copper were discovered in the Peloncillo Mountains around Doubtful Canyon a few miles north of town of Steins. Doubtful Canyon got its name from Anglo-Americans traveling west who entered the canyon because it was a shortcut, but knowing full well that it was doubtful they would come out the other end alive. (Those pesky Apaches again.) Read More