Twin Arrows, Arizona: Twin Arrows Trading Post - Ruins

Two giant arrows seem lodged in the ground, falling just short of what remains of Route 66. Restored in 2009.
Address:
Old Route 66, Twin Arrows, AZ
Directions:
Exit 219 off of eastbound I-40. A concrete barrier blocks access directly in front of the ruins, but drive a little further east and the barrier ends. Then you can pull off and park, and walk back on the safe inner side.
Admission:
Free
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Twin Arrows, Arizona - Twin Arrows Restored, Route 66 Fans Rejoice
Twin Arrows: We've watched with resignation the gradual decay of the Twin Arrows east of Flagstaff, Arizona. The two big shafts -- telephone poles, actually -- were left to rot when the trading post that owned them closed in 1998. It wouldn't be long, we thought, before they collapsed in a puff of desert dust, and then were moved to our Gone But Not Forgotten section. [09/28/2009] Complete Story...

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Twin Arrows Trading Post

We continued driving east to go around the concrete barrier and get closer. However, it's completely fenced off now. So, to get closer you have to hop over the concrete barrier, which you shouldn't because that would be trespassing. *wink*

[Mary Cancilla, 07/16/2014]
Twin Arrows Trading Post ruins. Twin Arrows Trading Post

This place is in pretty good shape considering how long it's been abandoned. Totally worth the trip -- it's deserted and very cool. It was better than I had hoped!

You can only get to it from the westbound side of the highway off the Twin Arrows exit. Then you have to pass it, turn around and park on the other side of the road. There's no parking at the site.

[McDiann, 04/10/2014]
Twin Arrows Trading Post

I've been to Twin Arrows several times; I love the place. It's not possible to park in front of it but you can park just a few feet away on the right side and walk back. I went inside the building last year. It's all devastated, unfortunately, and the ceiling is falling down. Too bad, because the place really feels like the old times and the building has a very interesting shape. I'm glad to hear that it might be restored.

[Pat, 09/14/2013]
Twin Arrows Trading Post - Ruins

Just went by Twin Arrows. The concrete barriers are still there, and the old trading post building is dilapidated, but the arrows are looking pretty good.

[Ann, 01/20/2013]

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