With a population of less than 200, you wouldn’t think that Crown King, AZ, would be much of a tourist destination. However, with its unique prospecting- town past and current ghost-town status, it has a unique draw to Arizona visitors as well as our staff here at Sand Highway RV Rentals. Here’s why.
About Crown King
In the late 1800s, Crown King became a settlement for prospectors looking to hit it rich mining. Several profitable mines were opened, with more than $2 million in gold extracted. However, prospectors found trouble in trying to get their loot through the mountains. Prospector turned on prospector, and soon enough the town dried up.
Today, you can still visit the ol’ General Store that’s been standing there since 1904. Grab yourself a snack, or go spend some time at the local Ora Belle Saloon. If you’ve never been to an authentic ghost town with a unique history, we recommend that you visit at least once.
However, we do offer a word of caution: The roads to Crown King are pretty rough. Local authorities recommend “four wheel drive, high-clearance vehicles to get into town.” Many visitors also choose to drive an ATV.
Crown King has become a mecca for many off-road enthusiasts visiting the Sonoran Desert or Prescott National Forest. In case you’d like to enjoy some off-road pursuits while in the area, Sand Highway RV Rentals can hook you up with a UTV or ATV. You can enjoy exploring this unique terrain right outside Phoenix. While you may or may not choose to stay in or near Crown King, you’ll at least need to plan a day trip to check out the local sites.
Find Out More
Want to know more about Crown King or our ATV rentals? Contact our staff here at Sand Highway anytime at (602) 730-4505, or you can book online at your convenience. Sand Highway RV Rentals is located in Sun City, AZ, conveniently located for anyone in the greater Phoenix area.By boeke at flickr, Jboeke at English Wikipedia [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons