1. Travel
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

Crown King

Crown King is Now a Ghost Town


The Crown King Mine's history began in the 1870's. In 1888 the post office opened. The gold mining town was named Crown King and had about 500 buildings, including restaurants and hotels. The railroad came to Crown King in 1904, but the town didn't last much longer as a mining community. Many of Crown King's original buildings remain. Today one can still visit the general store and saloon, a school and a cemetery in this summer home area in the Bradshaw Mountains.

Directions to Crown King

From Phoenix take I-17 (the Black Canyon Freeway) north. Take the Bumble Bee exit. You will pass the ghost towns of Bumble Bee and Cleator on your way to Crown King.

Return to the Central Arizona Ghost Towns Index

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.