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Ruby Arizona: Our Best Ghost Town

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Ruby is the best of the hundreds of Arizona ghost towns or at least the best-preserved of the many in Southern Arizona. Ruby Arizona is about 12 miles south of Arivaca. About halfway there, the road goes from pavement to dirt. But it’s well-maintained and a standard sedan can easily travel on it (unless of course, the area gets a hard rain). Caution: DO NOT rely on your GPS. Watch one or all three videos above and learn about its history and how you can experience this amazing place-out-of-time as we did. In the first video, get an overview of the mine and the inhabitants of the town. In the second video, Howard Frederick shares many stories about Ruby, including its bats, jaguar, and murders. Ruby is open to the public. For $15/person you can walk in Arizona mining history. For $20 you can catch bluegill & trophy bass. You can also picnic & camp at Ruby. For the history of Ruby, including the murders that occurred here in both 1920 & 1921, you can go there and buy the book: Ruby, Arizona: Mining, Mayhem and Murder . A recommended read.

Ruby Old Building

Looking through a doorway of one of the many buildings at Ruby that still stand.

Ruby was a mining town in the early years of the last century. The mine produced gold, silver, zinc, and copper and was, for a time, highly profitable. In the 1930s, Ruby’s population was about 1,200, with 150 students attending the school. The Post Office was established in 1912, and the general store owner, Julius Andrews, named the town after his wife. In the early 1920s, there were two double murders here. The mine closed in 1940 and, by the next year, the town was mostly abandoned. When Ms. Karen & I first moved to Tucson, we enjoyed a lovely day trip to Ruby with friends, Dan & Wanda. Since then, Ruby has often been closed to the public. As of 2012, Ruby accepts visitors. I, my film crew and entourage, went to Ruby on a recent Saturday to do an on-camera interview with one of the partners who own this historical gem, Howard Frederick. Howard is exceedingly knowledgeable about Ruby and the interview went very well. To view the second video, you will find it in the list of Videos shown above.

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Interviewing Howard Frederick, one of the partners who owns Ruby.

When you leave Ruby, you can return to I-19 by going back through Arivaca or continuing south on Forest Service Road-39. It’s a pretty drive (unpaved for about 13 miles) through Sycamore Canyon. Just after you reach the pavement there is a sign to Pena Blanca Lake nearby. If you take this route, which ends up in Rio Rico on I-19 almost to Nogales and the Mexican border, watch out for hunters during hunting season. If you appreciate Arizona history in general and ghost towns in particular, do visit Ruby. Highly recommended!

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Why Ruby, Arizona Was Abandoned & How To Visit The Ghost Town

Ruby is a well-preserved ghost town in Arizona that also offers a range of other outdoor activities to enjoy.

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History of ruby, arizona - boom to bust, what to know about visiting ruby, arizona, camping & what else to see & do at ruby, arizona.

Ruby is one of the many great ghost towns of the American Southwest. Ruby is located in Santa Cruz County near the border with Mexico. Like so many other Wild West ghost towns, it was originally founded as a mining town. Today visitors are greeted with abandoned buildings and more that hark back to a time gone by. It is set on the foothills of Montana Peak and the pristine landscapes of southern Arizona.

Like Vulture City (another great Arizona ghost town) , Ruby is privately owned and is open to the public. Another great place to learn about the Wild West is in the living ghost town of Tombstone, Arizona. There, visitors can see re-enactments of the famous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral .

Ruby is located in Bear Valley and was initially called Montana Camp (the mining camp was set at the foot of Montana Peak). As with much of the Southwest, the first Europeans to arrive in the area were the Spanish in the 1500s. But for the next few hundred years, European settlement was sparse until the area became part of the United States in the mid-1800s, with ranches, miners, and others moving in.

The first gold strike in Montana's vein happened in the late 1870s, and by 1900, Ruby was the largest mining camp in the area. The mines of Ruby didn't just produce gold; it was also the largest zinc and lead-producing mine in Arizona. Additionally, the mines also produced silver.

It was a town with tales of fortunes and striking it rich. Between 1920 and 1922, it was also the scene of three double homicides called the Ruby Murders. The Ruby Murders triggers the largest manhunt in the history of the Southwest (and even the first airplane used in a manhunt).

At its peak, it had a population of over 1,000 residents. Ruby peaked in the mid-1930s but then soon went into decline. The mine closed in 1940, and in a flash, the town was abandoned by the end of 1941.

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Today the ghost town of Ruby preserves around 25 buildings that still have roofs (including the old school and the jail). Ruby is a great day trip from Tucson (and only 4 miles from the Mexican border). Ruby is privately owned and opens to the public from Thursday to Sunday. It is open from 9.00 am to dusk and is open for self-guided tours.

  • Opening Hours: 9.00 am to Dusk
  • Days Open: Thursday to Sunday
  • Entrance Fee: $15 Per Person

The $15 entry fee is a day pass that allows access to the ghost town and some 350 acres of trails, complete with two lakes. Visitors need to get the entry permit in advance (it typically takes over 24 hours to be issued, same-day permits are difficult but possible).

Visitors can see their on-site museum with its collections of old mining artifacts and historic photos that show what Ruby was like when 1,200 people called it home.

Visiting Ruby is easy from Tuscon and is worth the trip. But visitors are encouraged to check the local weather conditions before coming (and to check that they are open). The Monsoon season for this area of Arizona is July to August, and during this time, the dirt road to access Ruby can become impassible. High-clearance vehicles are recommended, although most cars can make it there.

Related: This Abandoned Smokies Ghost Town Is Easy To Hike To

People can come and enjoy more than just the ghost town itself. The private property also offers fishing in their lakes for bass, hiking the trails, birdwatching, mountain biking, paddle boarding, and camping on the tailings. It is also a great place to gaze up at the stars during the night, while the ghost town is ideal for photo shoots. One of the most notable attractions is watching 150,000 migratory bats emerging in the evening to feed.

  • Camping: $20 Per Person
  • Activities: Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Mountain Biking, Photo Shoots, Paddle Boarding, Birdwatching

To get the permit to stay overnight and to enjoy the various activities offered at Ruby, refer to the ghost town's official website .

Take the time to explore other ghost towns in Arizona - such as Swansea (a ghost town reputedly creepier in real life) .

There are plenty of other excellent ghost towns to discover all around the American West. Perhaps the most famous is the remote Californian ghost town of Bodie (it is preserved as a California state park) . Go to Wyoming, and visitors can find Cody - a recreated ghost town from recovered old buildings from the area .

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Ruby Ghost Town’s History

In southern Arizona near the Mexico/Arizona border, Ruby is a privately-owned abandoned mine and town once the state’s largest zinc and lead-producing mine. Originally named Montana Camp after the first strike in the Montana vein in the late 1870s, Ruby reached its peak in the 1930s with a population of 1200 people. However, the mine closed down in 1940 and was abandoned by 1941.

Despite its decline, Ruby’s history is still a fascinating one. In the 1920s, a double homicide took place in the town, leading to the largest manhunt in the southwest and the first-ever airplane used in an Arizona manhunt. Visitors can tour several buildings and still-standing structures, including the schoolhouse, general store, and jail. In addition, the town has a lake with a beach made from mining tailings.

Ruby’s story is a testament to the boom and bust cycles that have characterized Arizona’s mining industry. Its preserved structures and stunning natural surroundings make it a popular destination for history buffs, hikers, and ghost town enthusiasts. Whether you’re interested in the town’s rich past or simply looking to explore the beauty of the Sonoran Desert, Ruby is well worth a visit.

Know Before You Go

  • Region:  Southwest United States
  • Location : Ruby, Arizona
  • Coordinates: 31.461935615400712, -111.23785244944789
  • Costs: Several types of permits are offered. 
  • Schedule: Check the website for visiting hours
  • Attraction Type: Ghost Town 

A friend was visiting from out of town, and we decided to head out to find Ruby. I had heard about it from several stories and wanted to visit before the temperatures were too hot for the season. Also, it was not too far from Tucson, making it a perfect day trip adventure.   

There are two ways, one being a more rustic trail and requiring a high clearance 4-wheel-drive vehicle.  Research directions , weather, and road conditions to ensure the roads are passable.  We choose to take the scenic route knowing the Jeep would handle the drive without issues.  It was a nice drive through forest service/country unpaved dirt roads, and the directions and Google Maps lead us there. Stopping at the caretaker’s accommodation, we paid $15 per person for the day, and then he briefed us on the places we could and should not go. He suggested staying away from several places for our safety near the mine and its trailings. At the time, some areas had become unstable, and he was afraid of people getting stuck or injured in those areas. 

The overall size of the place is not large, but because it was a hotter day, we decided on several of the locations and drove to them. You could park at the front and walk around had the temperatures been cooler.  Several buildings are still standing that you can poke around in, and then there is the beach and pond.  Yes, there is a beach created from the mining tailings that you can spend time on. 

Overall it was a neat little place to visit. The organization that owns it has been working on it for years, and the upkeep, while limited, allows you to understand what this mining operation was like and what it would have been like to live and work there. 

Photos from my visit. 

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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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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.

Have you had a chance to visit Ruby? If so, we would love to read your experiences! And, if you want to check out another Arizona ghost town, we bet you will love reading about Fairbank, which is also located in southern Arizona. Read more in A Visit To This Arizona Ghost Town Will Make You Feel Like You’ve Traveled Back In Time .

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5 questions (and answers) ahead of former President Donald Trump's Phoenix visit

Former President Donald Trump will make his first town hall appearance in north Phoenix a week after a New York jury found him guilty of 34 felony counts in a hush-money trial last Thursday.

Voters will be able to ask Trump questions on his policies and opinions in a conversation led by Turning Point USA co-founder and MAGA personality Charlie Kirk.

Trump’s visit is part of a Western swing over the next week as he is set to attend fundraising events in San Francisco, Beverly Hills and Newport Beach and host a rally in Las Vegas on June 9.

His appearances are set to garner millions of fundraising dollars and cost attendees up to $300,000 per person.

Here are five things you need to know ahead of the former president’s visit.

Who is Charlie Kirk?

Charlie Kirk is the co-founder of several Turning Point-themed organizations, especially Turning Point USA and Turning Point Action.

The first is a nonprofit that advocates for conservative ideas and activities in schools and colleges. The other is a separate organization that is actively involved in helping elect select Republicans.

Apart from those organizations, Kirk is a prominent voice in the conservative media landscape with a popular podcast that bears his name, and he is a regular presence on television and at GOP political events.

His staunch, pro-Trump positions have helped vault his organizations to the fore of Trump-aligned efforts nationally and greatly expanded his reach with conservative audiences.

He’s a prominent election denier and helped counter pleas for social distancing and vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What is Turning Point Action?

Turning Point Action is the political arm of a conservative, Phoenix-based organization headed by Kirk.

The organization was originally part of the outreach to engage younger Republicans in politics but has taken on different roles for GOP causes in recent years.

Perhaps its most important effort at the moment is a multistate Chase the Vote program that is intended to boost Republican turnout in the November elections by identifying those who probably lean right politically but haven’t voted.

The program zeroes in on what many Republicans see as a key failure in 2020 and 2022: GOP supporters who didn’t participate in the elections.

One way they hope to change that is by encouraging conservatives to vote by mail, a practice that Trump and other prominent Republicans discouraged in 2020 with baseless claims that such ballots wouldn’t count or would be subject to Democratic sabotage.

Trump underscored the importance of encouraging early voting in a social media post on Tuesday announcing “Swamp The Vote USA,” which promises “We will Secure Your Vote. JUST VOTE! They are all good options.”

Trips to state: Here's a list of all Donald Trump's visits to Arizona during his political career

How many times has Trump been to Dream City Church?

Thursday’s scheduled visit will be Trump’s second public event at Dream City Church.

In June 2020, as the world grappled with the pandemic, Trump held an indoor political event there that was his second public gathering since the beginning of quarantine months earlier.

It came days after a rally in Tulsa that was viewed as a superspreader event. Former presidential candidate and Trump supporter Herman Cain died from COVID-19 not long afterward.

At the time of the Dream City event, church officials incorrectly claimed they had installed an air purification system designed by church attendees that could kill “99.9%” of COVID-19 within 10 minutes.

In a statement to CBS News at the time, the church backed away from the claim, emphasizing that its system reflected its efforts to minimize the risk of COVID-19 exposure.

Trump was scheduled to appear at the Arizona Republican Party’s Freedom Fest at the church in January, but he canceled that appearance, which came as the party’s then-chairman resigned under pressure from Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kari Lake. Lake released a secretly recorded conversation in which Jeff DeWit said influential people wanted her to stay out of the race.

Who gets to ask Trump questions? 

While Kirk is hosting the event, voters will be able to ask Trump questions live during the town hall. Tickets for the event are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Andrew Kolvet, a Turning Point spokesperson, said the town hall is an opportunity for Trump to make personal connections with Arizonan voters.

“I think he offers a vision of strength and moral clarity on a lot of the issues in which Joe Biden's responses, whether it be the border or inflation, it feels muddled or it feels like he's not really willing to get to the root causes,” Kolvet said.

Trump is up in the Arizona polls by almost 5 percentage points at 42.6% of the vote, according to a FiveThirtyEight poll updated Tuesday.  

“We expect a great discussion looking at how President Trump's America First agenda will help Arizona families recover from Biden's weak and failed term in the White House,” Republican National Committee spokesperson Rachel Lee said.

What is Turning Point’s Chase the Vote campaign?

The event, part of Turning Point’s Chase the Vote program , is part of the organization’s larger effort to hire and mobilize more than 1,000 employees, or ballot chasers, to secure votes for Trump’s presidential bid after President Joe Biden won the state in 2020. The program focuses on connecting with voters in Arizona, Wisconsin and Georgia.

“We believe that if you pair the fact that Trump is leading in the polls, you pair the fact that he's a superior candidate, you pair that with the result of his presidency versus the result of Joe Biden's presidency, and you pair that with the size and scope and scale that we're doing at Turning Point Action, it could deliver a determinative difference in 2024,” Kolvet said.

Turning Point PAC and Turning Point Action are hosting the event at Dream City Church, which is at 2 p.m. on Thursday. Doors open at 10 a.m.

Trump legal advisers Jenna Ellis and Boris Epshteyn plead not guilty in Arizona 'fake electors' case

PHOENIX — Jenna Ellis, an attorney for Donald Trump during his 2020 presidential campaign, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in the “fake electors” case in Arizona, where she and 17 other defendants face forgery, fraud and conspiracy charges related to alleged efforts to overturn the 2020 election results.

All 18 of those charged have pleaded not guilty in Arizona. Ellis in 2023 pleaded guilty in the Georgia election interference case in which Trump was also charged.

Jenna Ellis speaks with her attorney Franklin Hogue in court on Oct. 24, 2023, in Atlanta.

Trump adviser Boris Epshteyn and Jim Lamon, a 2022 Republican Senate candidate, also appeared virtually in court Tuesday for their arraignments in the case, pleading not guilty. Epshteyn was an attorney and adviser to the 2016 and 2020 Trump campaigns and recently appeared with Trump in court in New York during the former president’s hush money trial. Lamon was on Trump’s slate of potential electors leading into the 2020 election.

The charging documents allege that one month after the 2020 election, 11 Trump supporters convened at the Arizona GOP headquarters in Phoenix to sign a certificate claiming to be Arizona’s 11 electors to the Electoral College, though Joe Biden won the state by 10,457 votes and state officials certified his electors. The state Republican Party documented the signing of the certificate in a social media post and sent it to Congress and the National Archives.

Former Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani and former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows were also among those charged by a state grand jury in April in connection with the plan.

Ellis was a senior legal adviser for the Trump campaign from early 2019 until shortly after he left office in January 2021. She was part of the legal team that advised him as he sought to overturn the 2020 presidential election results, an experience that has seen her subpoenaed, censured and indicted in multiple jurisdictions. 

During Ellis’ 2023 guilty plea in Georgia, she said she had “failed to do my due diligence” in other states as she wiped away tears.

“In the frenetic pace of attempting to raise challenges to the election in several states, including Georgia, I failed to do my due diligence,” Ellis said in Fulton County Superior Court last year. “If I knew then what I know now, I would have declined to represent Donald Trump in these post-election challenges. I look back on this full experience with deep remorse.”

In 2023, a Colorado Supreme Court justice censured Ellis, a Colorado native, for violating a state rule for professional conduct that prohibits “misrepresentation” by attorneys. She recently had her law license suspended in Colorado for three years.

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