Nogales, Arizona: Ghost Town of Ruby

Address:
Ruby Access Rd, Nogales, AZ
Directions:
Not recommended during monsoon season (June 15-Sep. 30). I-19 exit 48 (Amado). Drive west 22.5 miles on Arivaca Rd. Once in Arivaca, turn left at the brown highway sign toward Arivaca Lake. Drive a half-mile. Bear left onto Ruby Rd. Drive 11 miles (the last six miles are dirt) into the Coronado National Forest, then turn right onto Ruby Access Rd.
Hours:
Th-Su 9 AM - dark (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
520-744-4471
Admission:
Adults $12.
Ghost Town of Ruby

Remote Ruby died as a town in 1941; now it's gated and protected. Ghost town fans regard it as one of the best in Arizona. Also at dusk: swarming bats!

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Ghost Town of Ruby

Must email ahead to get the gate code. [Tomas, 01/29/2022]

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