Arizona March 08, 2018
Here Are 9 Of Arizona’s Tiniest Towns That Are Always Worth A Visit
If there’s something Arizona
doesn’t have a shortage of, tiny towns would have to sit near the top of the list (along with sunshine and heat, of course). Let’s take a look at 9 tiny towns that are the perfect places to visit, no matter the time of year!
Did you know Ajo was named one of Arizona’s
best little towns in the country
last year? This mining town turned burgeoning artist community, Ajo has historic buildings, delicious restaurants, and beautiful scenery.
Mistakenly called a ghost town, Chloride is a sleepy little town sitting just off Highway 93. It’s actually a great hidden gem with tasty restaurants, hidden murals, yard art, and quite a bit of history in the foothills of the Cerbat Mountains.
3. Crown King
Tucked away in the rugged Bradshaw Mountains, Crown King has a population of just 133. It takes one long drive to get to this town, but you’ll love how secluded it feels in the mountains. While you’re here, you can enjoy some hiking, visit the old general store, and check out a saloon that dates back to 1910.
This little town is one of Arizona’s most popular for day and overnight trips thanks to its historic buildings and top-notch restaurants. Oh, and we can’t forget that Jerome has gained a reputation for reportedly being one of the most haunted towns in the state. Who knows? You may end up sharing your room with a ghost!
Located along a secluded portion of Route 66, this town has been enjoying a bit of a comeback after some rough years following the closure of mines and a re-routing of the highway. However, you can stop by to check out the town’s Old West atmosphere and feed the wild burros that wander into town.
Another cool little town on Route 66, Seligman isn’t afraid to show off its quirky side. You’ll find a number of shops and restaurants that proudly tout the highway’s influence on the town and some truly tasty restaurants that have become Route 66 icons.
This town has been steadily growing over the years, but you’ll find it still embraces its tiny town roots. You’ll love the scenery—perfect for all the outdoor activities you’ll want to do—and some cool historic spots.
Located the very top of the Santa Catalina Mountains, Summerhaven certainly lives up to its name during the warmer months for hiking and camping. However, the town also shines in winter, when the mountain is coated in snow and you can enjoy an afternoon skiing.
9. Tortilla Flat
Once a stage stop and campground for prospectors, Tortilla Flat has become well-known for its remote location on Apache Trail near Roosevelt Lake. It is barely considered a town - it has a population of just 6 - but still has a post office. The big attraction here is the restaurant, where you can dig into tasty chili or a burger.
Are there any other little towns that you would include in this list? Let us know which towns you would recommend and your favorite things to do there!
Arizona is home to plenty more tiny towns! You can read about more in
14 Small Towns In Arizona Where Everyone Knows Your Name.