Summer Travels to Arizona's Ghost Towns

Now that school is out, why not go on an adventure to one of Arizona’s historic ghost towns? From Wolf Hole up in Mohave County down to Bisbee in Cochise, there are nearly 300 ghost towns and mining camps scattered across Arizona just waiting to be explored. For more information on Arizona’s haunted past, check out DAZL, the Digital Arizona Library.

Bird's eye view of Jerome Arizona

“Artist rendering of a birds – eye view of the town of Jerome (Ariz.),” 1900, Arizona Archives Historical Photographs, Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, History and Archives Division.


Arizona Memory Project

“Arizona Highways,” The Ghost of Vulture Mine, April 1994, Arizona Highways Online, Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records – State Library of Arizona, pp.34 – 39.

Reading Arizona

Debe Branning, The Graveyard Shift, American Traveler Press, 2012.

Ellen Robson, Haunted Arizona, American Traveler Press, 2012.

Thelma Heatwole, Ghost Towns and Historical Haunts in Arizona, Phoenix: American Traveler Press, 1991.