The Grand Canyon State is known for its wild-west saloon and cowboy laden history, and there are tons of creepy abandoned structures to visit the state's past. The Gold King Mansion in Arizona is a mysterious relic of the past and one such spooky structure. You can explore the deserted hallways and get a taste of the old west.

Located in the Hualapai Mountains, you can find this dilapidated mansion moldering away outside of Kingman, Arizona.

The Gold King Mansion was initially built to be used for entertainment purposes when investors came to town, as well as provide housing for the foreman of the mines.

It dates back to 1929 before the stock market crash brought its great usefulness to an end.

The mansion was deserted when the stock market crashed in October of 1929, and the mining proved less profitable than people had hoped it would turn out.

Today, you'll find the deserted halls and even see touches of detail that points to its once extravagant self.

Now the peeling walls and crumbling structure are slowly being reclaimed by nature around it, tucked away behind curtains of ivy and trees.

The eerie building looks like you've walked straight onto the set of a horror movie, mainly thanks to the remote area it presides in.

To reach the mansion, you can take Exit 66 towards Blake Ranch Road, then follow that to Moss Wash Trail (there is a sign marking the area).

The terrain is rough in some places and best navigated with a four-wheel or all-wheel drive, and can only be driven some of the ways before you will want to hike the remaining trail.

 

Bring water, as it can be a little bit of an adventure to reach the isolated house.

Some of the ornate moldings from the ceiling remain intact, giving the suggestion of luxury behind the crumbling walls.

It gives off an eerie vibe and feels like a memory frozen in time in the middle of the desert.

Gold King Mansion

Price: Free

Location: Latitude: N35.02657, Longitude: W113.83694

Why You Need To Go: This deserted mansion is an eerie shrine to the mining towns of the west.

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