You’d Never Know These 7 Ghost Towns Are Hiding In Arizona’s Most Populated County
Ghost towns and Arizona go together like chips and salsa; it’s a natural combination that makes each a little better. Since our state is home to literally hundreds of ghost towns, we decided to feature a few that you can find in our most populous and most urban county. Maricopa County has at least a dozen abandoned towns so here are a few that once thrived in the Sonoran desert and (with the exception of number two) you can still spot the remains of the communities that once lived in these places.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/
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Monica is a Diné (Navajo) freelance writer and photographer based in the Southwest. Born in Gallup and raised in Phoenix, she is Tódich'ii'nii (Bitter Water People) and Tsi'naajinii (Black Streak Wood People). Monica is a staff writer for Only In Your State, photo editor for The Mesa Legend, and previously a staff writer for The Navajo Post. You can reach her at [email protected]
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