It's easy to pass Two Guns by on Interstate 40 despite its colorful name. The name apparently is tied to a local black hat who referred to himself as "Two Gun" Miller and lived in a cave in nearby Canyon Diablo, according to historian Marshall Trimble. Other reports identify him as Henry E. Miller.
But Two Guns has been holstered. There are no tourist services, just the roadside ruins of a 1970s KOA campground and Shell gas station. Taggers have painted colorful murals at the camp's pool and someone slapped together a makeshift altar on the front of the gas station.
The site is at Exit 230 about 30 miles east of Flagstaff.
Two Guns includes the ruins of a zoo that Miller started as a roadside attraction along Route 66. It included mountain lions, panthers and bobcats. The crumbling zoo enclosures are west of the former campground and there is a bridge over Canyon Diablo that was part of an early Route 66 alignment. bit.ly/2vwu8qs
The zoo ruins at Two Guns are among the most interesting faded relics on Route 66 in Arizona.