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 - Ruins

If you like graffiti art this is a great stop. It's definitely worth a walk around. There are many of these ruins along this route. It's a fascinating look back at the history of the area.

[Christy Shelton, 07/09/2021]

Gas pumps and giant arrows.

Twin Arrows Trading Post - Ruins

If you enjoy exploring old ruins, this is a great place to visit. The giant arrows are still intact; so are a few gas pumps and the stove/range from the old cafe.

[Mary, 09/10/2020]

Twin Arrows.

Twin Arrows Trading Post - Ruins

There are no barriers. Get off at Twin Arrows exit, drive away from the new casino. There is a sign just past the interstate that reads "TWIN ARROWS." Take that lonely road that ends in a loop. We drove around the loop and parked at the edge of the road.

[Joe Teeples, 01/03/2020]

1959 statues at Twin Arrows.

Twin Arrows Trading Post

My parents and I stopped here in 1959 on our way across country from Maryland to California. I didn't have a clue where it was! There is a lot of interest in the Twin Arrows but not much mention of the two "Monsters" that stood out front. I'm enclosing a picture of me standing in front of the Monsters. It was black and white and I colored it at some point.

[inferno55, 04/01/2016]

Definitely not on the site now, and they don't look like they were built for portability....


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