Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Swansea, Arizona, United States

Jan 23, 2008 - Swansea Ghost town

Took off to do a little exploring today. Found our way to the Swansea Ghost town. Before getting there did some hiking along the way. Quite a drive to Swansea. It is around 45 miles from Quartzsite with the last 27 being gravel. Signs said “Primitive Road”. Wasn’t bad till we got closer. Then glad we have a high clearance vehicle. Swansea is in the middle of “nowhere”! Started in the late 1860’s as a silver mine which didn’t amount to much. Then copper took over until 1944 when it shut down. Copper costs more to mine than it was worth at...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal

Westward Ho