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.

Old Route 66, Twin Arrows, AZ
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.
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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.

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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