There are many old mining towns tucked into the mountains throughout Arizona. Once a town of 15,000 people who worked in the largest copper mine in Arizona, Jerome dwindled to less than 100 people in the 1960's, declared itself a ghost town, and eventually reinvented itself into a quirky artist's community that caters to hundreds of tourists who wander up and down the narrow, steep streets.
We've ridden the 35 miles from Prescott to Jerome via Arizona 89A several times in the past 10 months that we've lived in Arizona, and never tire of zooming up and down the twisting, curving road over tall pine covered Mingus Mountain.
Today I decided to take video of the trip to give you the opportunity to experience the hairpin turns and long vistas north to the Mogollon Rim from the back of the BMW.
curving roads and long views
leaving Jerome toward Cottonwood