Chloride is Arizona's oldest continually inhabited mining town. About...read more
Chloride is Arizona's oldest continually inhabited mining town. About 350 people live here today. While it is not a ghost town, it can feel like it because it is so super quiet. This is definitely NOT Oatman, and we like it that way! Drive around town and look at the old houses, some of them with elaborate rusty metal yard art. The Jim Fritz Museum (owned and managed by the Chloride Historical Society), just east of the park) is open every Saturday from about 11 am to 12 pm or 1 pm. Gunfight reenactments by the High Desert Drifters on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at High Noon. Great photo opportunities. There is a store (Mineshaft Market), a US Post Office, some tiny shops, and two restaurants as well as a park with covered area and playground. The cemetery outside of town is one of the state's oldest. Enjoy the quiet atmosphere, the wildlife wandering through town, and the clean air. Interested?