Stanton, Arizona

Map to Stanton, Arizona

Old west ghost town Stanton, Arizona 1
Stanton sprang to life as part of the 1863 Rich Hill gold strike. An 11-room hotel, the stage stop and dance hall still stand along Antelope Creek between Congress and Yarnell on County Road 109, 50 miles northwest of Phoenix.

In 1892, the Prescott newspaper reported that the residents of Stanton, Arizona liked to "drink blood, eat fried rattlesnakes and fight mountain lions".
Old west mining town Stanton, Arizona 2
Originally a stage station, the Hotel Stanton still stands more than a century after its construction.

The Saturday Evening Post, which bought the town in the late 1950s, gave the 10-acre site away in a jingle contest. The New York winner of the contest had no idea what to do with a beat-up ghost town and sold it.

Stanton is owned today by the Lost Dutchman Mining Association, which runs an RV park there.
Photos copyright © Daniel Ter-Nedden /


View all
  • "I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for all your assistance with my order. This being my first order with you has been such a pleasure. Great communication combined with great service. Gold Mountain Trading sets an example other companies should follow. I have told all my friends to visit your web site and encouraged them to buy from you. Thanks again for allowing me to have such a pleasurable shopping experience with you."

    Nita Pace
    Chelan, Washington
    [Nita purchased our Buckle Handbag and Bull Riders Only Buckle]