Chloride is Arizona's oldest continually inhabited mining town. About...read more
Chloride is Arizona's oldest continually inhabited mining town. About 250 people live here today. While it is not a ghost town, it can feel like it because it is so super quiet. Drive around town and look at the old houses, some of them with elaborate rusty metal yard art. The Chloride Historical Society owns a small "town in a town" property consisting of an old miner's cabin that is now the Jim Fritz Museum, which is open every Saturday. Additional open hours upon request, call (928) 565-4888 for more information. Gunfight reenactments every Saturday. Watch the High Desert Drifters on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month at High Noon. The Frontiersmen perform every 2nd, 4th, and 5th Saturday at 11 am. Great photo opportunities. There is a store (Mineshaft Market), a US Post Office, several small shops with antiques and art, and two restaurants as well as a park with covered area and playground. Enjoy the quiet atmosphere, the wildlife wandering through town, and the clean air!