We've literally seen almost every horror flick on Netflix and Hulu and honestly, they didn't really scare us. Do you know what really gets under our skin? Ghost stories of real-life events. This underground cave in Arizona is a real-life ghost story. 

The Apache Death Cave has a terrifying name and history. It's located in the ghost town of Two Guns, Arizona, on the old Route 66 highway. To understand the grueling history of the caves, we'll start from the beginning.

Back in 1878, Apache raiders invaded a Navajo settlement killing all but three girls in the camp. Out for revenge, other Navajo leaders set out to find the raiders who massacred the people in the settlement. 

After some time, the Navajo leaders discovered that the Apache raiders were residing in an underground cave. From there, they set the cave ablaze killing 42 unsuspecting Apaches. This massacre is what gave the cave its name. 

It's safe to say this cave is haunted! You can visit year-round and it's open daily, 24-hours a day. We'll just say it's probably best if you bring some sage along with you. 

Later on, these caves were used as a tourist attraction when Two Guns, Arizona was being established. The Native Americans believe this land is cursed and steer clear of it. Maybe we should too.

If you dare to enter the cave, you'll find that some areas require you to squeeze between walls. It's all part of the adventure, right?

If you're not a superstitious person visiting these caves will be a great adventure and history lesson. Locals might warn you to steer clear, since it's believed that the area is haunted.

Strangely enough, the town of Two Guns closed permanently due to a fire in the 1970s. Maybe the land is cursed. Are you adventurous enough to see if the cave is haunted for yourself? 

If you want to lighten the mood, you can visit these Arizona forests. They are literally glowing right now and it's truly magical. 

Apache Death Cave

Price: Free

Hours: Open daily 24-hours a day

Location: 2 Guns, Winslow, Arizona 86047

Why you should go: You can visit an underground cave with a terrifying history. Pack some sage just in case. 


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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