Nature Is Slowly Reclaiming This Arizona Ghost Town And You’ll Want To Visit
With nearly 300 ghost towns and centuries-old cliff dwellings from the state’s original inhabitants, Arizona has no shortage of abandoned places to encounter. Each sits in varying states of decay, ranging from vague hints of the town’s existence to partially restores or even recreated properties. If you want to see the remains of an Arizona ghost town without worrying that you’ll encounter just the bare bones of a once thriving town, then you’ll want to check out this old mining town located in southern Arizona.
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Ruby is located approximately 75 miles south of Tucson via Interstate 19 and Arivaca Road. You can find details about visiting the town on rubyaz.com which features rates, directions, maps, and waivers.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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