Two Guns, Arizona Ghost Town

Two Guns is located just off Interstate 40 about 30 miles east of Flagstaff. It is signed exit 230 on I40. Two Guns is now owned by Russell Crowe who purchased it as a possible location for a remake of Westworld. The property is signed 'No Trespassing' but is easily entered. There is no caretaker or any indication that 'No Trespassing' is enforced.

Two Guns has about ten ruins varying from a gas station and KOA campground to largely intact old stone buildings. The gas station and KOA Campground building have been vandalized and heavily graffitied. The stone buildings photograph very well and the doors and windows can be used to frame other buildings. If you are shooting through a window to frame another building I suggest you either Focus bracket or shoot at f/16 or f/22 to gain DOF, or even shoot wider and crop.

Cautions!

Two Guns has a reputation of being haunted by a ghost tribe of Apaches who were burned alive in a nearby cave. In 1878 forty-two Apaches died in "The Apache Death Cave" during a confrontation between the Navajo and the Apache. The location of the cave is shown on the map below. I did not climb down to the cave to get a photo. I am not sure if the cave entrance has been blocked or not. I would not enter it.

Rattlesnakes are reportedly very common in the area. Be careful where you step. Wear long pants and high top sneakers or boots.

Google Map of the area

To view the map larger please click on the box in the upper right corner of the map.

USGS 24K Topo Maps

The topo map Meteor Crater covers the area of interest. This map can be downloaded in a variety of formats by clicking or right-clicking below:

Geo Tiff/Avenza KMZ Oruxmaps KMZ Decollared Oruxmap Decollared Avenza Decollared
Meteor Crater KMZ Oruxmap KMZ Decollared Oruxmap Decollared Avenza Decollared

 


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