Wickenburg is located approx. 50 miles northwest of Phoenix
and 6 hours east of Los Angeles.
Glendale and the famous Stadium can be reached in about an hour.
Scottsdale shopping and dining are just over an hour drive from Wickenburg.
Lake Powell is only about 3 hours north of Wickenburg
The Grand Canyon is about 3 hours from Wickenburg,
taking you through Arizona's high country.
The Monument Valley located approx. 7 - 8 hours
northeast of Wickenburg, in the Navajo Reservation
near the border of Utah and Colorado
Las Vegas is 3.5 hours northwest of Wickenburg,
taking you over the new Hoover dam bridge.
Wickenburg fills an illustrious chapter in the history of Arizona and the West. Though only 50 miles away from the hustle and bustle of modern Phoenix, Arizona’s most western community hearkens back to a different time and place.
Nature graced Wickenburg with a gentle magic. Resting on the northern edge of the Sonoran Desert, just below Arizona’s mountainous country, the Wickenburg area abounds in natural beauty. While the area’s geological treasures attracted the miners from around the world, the Hassayampa River flood plain provided fertile soil for farming and ranching.
Among the gold searches was the adventurer, Henry Wickenburg. He came from far-off lands, lured by the dream of abundant gold. His quest was rewarded by the discovery of the Vulture Mine, where over $30 million in gold has been dug from the ground. Throughout the foothills surrounding Wickenburg are relics of other mines that stand as a tribute to the pioneer miner and prospector. The mining lore of the region, past and present, adds much to the charm of the area.