Ruby Ghost Town
Ruby Ghost Town
Just a day trip away from Tucson & 4 miles shy of the border of Mexico is a rare opportunity to look back at over a century of Arizona's mining history. From a once-thriving community of 1,200 people to a modern-day ghost town. Ruby has access to over 350 acres of trails, two lakes, and incredible biodiversity.
Camping: Semi-primitive, have firepits and tables. Bring your own firewood.
FEE: For entry and/or camping.
Water: Provide your own.
Restroom: Rustic Toilets (outhouses)
Ruby is 12 miles from the nearest grocery store.
Have you been here?
A day pass is required to visit and there is a fee for camping, visit the Ruby website for information. Ruby provides critical habitat for migrating birds, and year-round protection for all manner of desert creatures. Mineral Lake is naturally stocked with blue gill, catfish and large mouth bass that once overflowed from Eagle Lake, just east of the ghost town. As a guest at Ruby, you are free to fish without any additional licensure.
Ruby Ghost Town - Ruby, Arizona
Santa Cruz County
Ruby, AZ 85621
Directions: FROM TUCSON Take I-19 south to exit 48 (Amado) Follow Arivaca Rd. (paved) 22 miles west to Arivaca Once in Arivaca, follow the sign to Ruby (south) Go past Arivaca Lake and continue on paved road to Santa Cruz County line Continue on the dirt road 6 miles to the Ruby access road. FROM NOGALES Take Ruby Road (SR289) past Pena Blanca Lake From Pena Blanca Lake, take Forest Service Road 39 (Ruby Road) to Ruby
March 20-22 2021