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Old 05-19-2011, 07:00 PM
 
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Poland - Arizona Ghost Town ( Warning:Banjo music )

I would like to take pics of the entrance on the Poland side. I was up there recently, and there was a rough road that seemed to go toward the entrance, but i didn't want to trespass on private property. The road had no signage or gating, but did have what seemed to be an empty sign box. Anyone know if this is private property or what?

Also...i have seen many pics of the Poland entrance, but what about the Walker side? Not much info seems to exist on it.
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:34 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Scottsdale, AZ
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very curious about this, too....a neat piece of Arizona history....parts of the old Bradshaw Mountain railroad can be explored in the Poland area, too.....
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:50 AM
 
Location: Southern Yavapai County
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I was up there recently, and there was a rough road that seemed to go toward the entrance, but i didn't want to trespass on private property. The road had no signage or gating, but did have what seemed to be an empty sign box. Anyone know if this is private property or what?

Also...i have seen many pics of the Poland entrance, but what about the Walker side? Not much info seems to exist on it.
Go to Yavapai County Official Website and click on "GIS Mapping", then click on "ADVANCED CUSTOMIZABLE MAP". Click in on the exact area, using road names. When you recognize the spot, click on the lower case letter i on the left hand bar. Then a click will bring up the owner of the property.

If you click on "Map Layers" on the upper right, then "Aerial Images", then "Digital Globe", you will have a satellite view of the area, and might see the rough road you describe.

Zoom controls upper left.
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Old 05-20-2011, 03:03 AM
 
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Go to Yavapai County Official Website and click on "GIS Mapping", then click on "ADVANCED CUSTOMIZABLE MAP". Click in on the exact area, using road names. When you recognize the spot, click on the lower case letter i on the left hand bar. Then a click will bring up the owner of the property.

If you click on "Map Layers" on the upper right, then "Aerial Images", then "Digital Globe", you will have a satellite view of the area, and might see the rough road you describe.

Zoom controls upper left.
First off....awesome link! Much thanks!
Looks like the owner is Poland Properties LLC in Scottsdale. Says vacant land....
Hmmm....
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Old 05-22-2011, 02:30 AM
 
Location: Prescott, Arizona
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The Poland-Walker tunnel is accessible, but you'll need scuba gear to go through it. Theres a short train tunnel just down the road that's pretty neat too which is dry so you can walk through it.
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:45 PM
 
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The Poland-Walker tunnel is accessible, but you'll need scuba gear to go through it. Theres a short train tunnel just down the road that's pretty neat too which is dry so you can walk through it.
Thanks. I knew it was flooded...but i am not really interested in going in it...just to snap a few pics of the entrance. I actually snapped some pics of the train tunnel you mentioned the day i was up there.

Do you know anything about the Walker side?
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:15 AM
 
Location: Prescott, Arizona
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Nope, I've never seen that side.
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:56 AM
 
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From what I heard the tunnels were sealed off by the forest service to prevent people from venturing into them. The only way of really finding out is to drive out and see it for yourself.
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