Get A Glimpse Of The Old Arizona At This Abandoned Mine And Ghost Town
By Monica Spencer|Published January 03, 2017
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.
Home to more than 275 ghost towns, it’s not uncommon to come across one slowly fading away under the Arizona sun. Most of these were old mining camps and towns established in the second half of the 19th century by mining companies looking to quickly produce ore before prices fell. Eventually, they did and the vast majority of these towns were abandoned within a short time period. One place we’re going to look at today is located almost 17 miles outside of Wickenburg.
If you would like to visit the remains of Vulture City and Vulture Mine, you can visit the area on Saturday mornings between October and May. Directions and details for visiting can be found at vultureminetours.com.
Have you ever chance to swing by Vulture Mine? Be sure to let us know what you enjoyed most about your visit!