Our newest book, which includes Arizona Highways iconic photography and maps, is sorted by region and is written for car-campers and families. Detailed information about accessibilty, amenities and fees is included for each campground.
Established in 1907, the Gadsden Hotel is one of the most iconic buildings in the historic mining town of Douglas, and it’s rumored that Pancho Villa once rode up the hotel’s famed marble stairs atop his horse. Although no one is able to confirm that bit of historical gossip, it is certain that the legendary Mexican revolucionario vowed to attack the town — he believed that Americans were responsible for his defeat at Agua Prieta. Douglas’ smelters have long been shuttered and its revolutionaries are a distant memory, but the town (and the Gadsden Hotel) is still popular among
visitors looking to explore its historic district. — Kelly Vaughn Kramer