CROWN KING CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
WELCOMES EVERYONE TO RETURN TO
"THE TINY TOWN THAT WOULDN'T BURN"
On Mother’s Day, 2012 Crown King was stricken by the Gladiator Wildfire. This fire was deemed a “Federal 1” fire and consumed over 16 thousand acres, coming extremely close to Homeland Security towers and our tiny town of 125 permanent residents. Our small community was mandatorily evacuated for over 2 weeks. Following this massive wildfire, the community received an incredible 18 inches of torrential rain. This flooding caused a massive avalanche of mud and destroyed the main road coming into Crown King. The County closed our roads, Monday thru Thursday for almost three months. The local businesses, two stores, 3 lodging facilities, the historic Saloon, and 3 restaurants suffered unimaginable financial losses.
Crown King is nestled high atop the Bradshaw Mountains. Crown King might be labeled a “gold ghost mining town”, but its thriving community hosts an array of events and festivals all year ‘round. With elevations over 6000 ft., Crown King offers all seasons! It’s a wonderful escape from the city life of Phoenix and only a 2 hour drive from most parts of the valley. This “little piece of heaven offers lodging, entertainment, and miles of trails for hiking, biking or off-roading. Crown King offers clean mountain air and endless blue skies,( not to mention a huge dose of gold mining history). Crown King offers the perfect get-away!
Now our roads are better than ever and the community is struggling to survive. Spring is just around the corner and the Bradshaw Mountains couldn’t be more beautiful in bloom! Call today to make lodging reservations, drive up for the day to have lunch or dinner, or schedule your destination wedding event with us. Please go to the many Facebook pages on local businesses and also visit our websites for the 2013 Calendar of events.
Sincerely, The Crown King Chamber of Commerce