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15 Abandoned Places In Arizona That Nature Is Reclaiming

For the last two hundred years, Arizona has had a history of people swarming in and out of the state. With that comes plenty of settlements that eventually go abandoned and areas that retain some evidence of human contact. These places are easy to find but typically go unnoticed in the hectic pace of our everyday lives.

Here are a few areas to reflect on the human existence that once inhabited the place. While you’re looking through the photos, think about how the desert, as opposed to a forest or swamp, reclaims its space.

What other deserted areas have you seen in Arizona? Tell us about them in the comments below!

Monica Spencer
Monica is a Diné freelance writer and the Arizona staff writer for Only In Your State. In addition to writing, she also enjoys taking photos, running, and weaving. She currently lives in Phoenix with her boyfriend and their herd of cats.