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, a trip to Ruby is sure to be unforgettable. Our gates are open from 9am-dusk Thursday through Sunday for self-guided tours. Please follow signs for Caretaker and pay and check-in before touring the town. The $15 per person fee includes a map of Ruby, a day pass to the ghost town, and access to over 350 acres of trails, two lakes, and incredible biodiversity.
24 hr+ to get permit (Same day is difficult: Walk in and ask)