Welcome to Wickenburg
Wickenburg's downtown streets are flanked by Old West storefronts, historic buildings and several life-sized statues of the prospectors and cowboys who brought this place to life in the 1800s. In later years, once the mining and ranching played out, guest ranches began to flourish, drawing people in search of the romance of the open range. Today, the one-time 'dude ranch capital of the world' still hosts weekend wranglers, but it has also evolved (quietly and discreetly) into a rehab capital for A-listers. The town, located 60 miles northwest of Phoenix via Hwy 60, is pleasant anytime but summer, when temperatures can top 110°F (43°C).