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Picacho Peak, Arizona: Muffler Man - Indian Remains

A scorched leg and a couple of melted feet are all that remain of a fiberglass Indian Muffler Man and the Picacho Peak Trading Post, which burned to the ground in 2002.

16265 E. Peak Lane, Picacho Peak, AZ
I-10 exit 219. Turn south, then quickly turn left. The ruins are next to the building with the peaked red roof.
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Muffler Man - Indian Remains

We were a week and a half early for the 15th anniversary of the Trading Post burning down. The remains are still there, and there were still pieces of burnt fiberglass littering the area around him. The best way to find him is to route to the Lion's Den on Peak Lane, as he's diagonally positioned from that building.

[Kayti McMyermick, 11/12/2017]

Indian remains.

Muffler Man - Indian Remains

There are still a few remains of this old Indian Muffler Man and the business it used to accompany. I stopped by on Oct. 28, 2015 to pay my respects.

[Candace S., 11/03/2015]

Burned up Indian statue.

Muffler Man - Indian Remains

Muffler Man's remains are holding up rather well at the trading post that burnt to the ground several years ago. We stopped to pay our respects on the way to Rooster Cogburn's Ostrich Ranch. Sign at the trading post still says "Open."

On the other side of the interstate is an oddly out-of-place looking new trading post. It has the usual merchandise, but a lovely life size buffalo statue out front.

[Anna Herndon, 01/19/2008]

All that's left.

The Peak Trading Post - Burnt Remains

The large fiberglass Indian has, in fact, been reduced to dismembered parts and has yet to be cleaned up as of 03/28/03. There's just a little chain link fence around the site and the sign still says "open".

[Jess Schultz, 03/30/2003]


Indian Muffler Man consumed in trading post conflagration

The Picacho Peak Trading Post, Picacho Peak, Arizona, burned to the ground after an electrical problem started a fire on the night of November 16, according to investigators. The Trading Post was a well-known stop visible from I-10 between Phoenix and Tucson.


[11/29/2002] Complete News Story

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