Arizona ghost-town road trip: 5 former boomtowns worth the drive. Here's how to see them

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You know you’re a real Arizonan if you have a favorite ghost town.

Back in the day, Arizona represented the raggedy edge of the frontier. Despite the harshness of the terrain, communities sprang up whenever ore was discovered. As long as gold, silver or copper flowed from the ground it seemed like boom times would never end.

Yet once the mines closed, towns struggled. Not all survived. Their sun-bleached bones dot the landscape. Discovering them is a journey back in time.

Ghost towns are not typical tourist destinations and therein lies much of their appeal. For the traveler who likes scenic beauty mingled with mystery and a soothing solitude, here are a handful of Arizona ghost towns worth a visit. Please tread respectfully and leave everything just as you found it for the next visitor.

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Perched on the banks of the San Pedro River, Fairbank thrived as a transportation hub. It was the closest railroad stop to Tombstone and ran a stage line to the town with the thriving silver mines. Like most Old West towns, Fairbank also saw its share of violence.

The most famous incident occurred in 1900 when the Burt Alvord Gang tried a daring train robbery at the depot. But they were foiled by legendary lawman Jeff Milton. Despite catching a bullet that shattered his arm, Milton wounded one bandit and killed “Three Fingered Jack” Dunlop with a shotgun blast. Dunlop was one of the last outlaws buried in Tombstone’s Boothill Graveyard.

Fairbank held on until the 1970s when the last resident pulled up stakes. Today a half dozen structures including a large mercantile building, a schoolhouse and a few homes huddle in the mesquite groves above the river. The site is maintained by the Bureau of Land Management and is part of the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area.

The schoolhouse serves as a visitor center and museum but has been closed during the pandemic. Hiking trails lead through the woodlands along the river and past a spooky cemetery, always a plus for a ghost town. The site is free and open for self-guided tours.

Details: Fairbank is 10 miles west of Tombstone on State Route 82. 520-258-7200, www.blm.gov.visit/fairbank-historic-townsite .

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On the south side of the Dragoon Mountains, the Chiricahua Apache people mined turquoise for jewelry and trade. Anglo prospectors continued the practice in later years. When John Gleeson discovered a large copper deposit in 1900, the small community boomed. In its heyday, Gleeson had 1,500 residents.

Around 1912, 15-year-old Joe Bono immigrated from Italy with his brother, Barney. They worked in Tombstone but soon moved to the more bustling Gleeson and opened a general store. Although time and the elements have gnawed the building, the name Joe Bono is still visible on the facade. That’s significant since the town of Gleeson was purchased in 2014 by another Joe Bono, the son of the store’s owner.

Bono remembers growing up in the town and wanted to preserve its history and the stories that are especially meaningful for him. His uncle Barney is buried in the Gleeson Cemetery.

In addition to the store, a few cabins still stand, and the foundations of the hospital and school. The centerpiece structure is the restored 1910 jail that serves as a museum. Bono opens the jail from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. Admission is free and donations are welcome. Visitors are welcome to stop by Gleeson at any time.

Details:  Gleeson is 15 miles east of Tombstone on Gleeson Road. The road is mostly unpaved but can be managed in passenger cars during good weather. 520-609-3549, http://www.gleesonarizona.com .

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Kentucky Camp

Imagine spending a night in a lonely ghost town far from civilization. Kentucky Camp sits amid the grasslands that cloak the eastern flanks of the Santa Rita Mountains northwest of Sonoita.

It served as the headquarters for the Santa Rita Water and Mining Co. from 1902 to 1906. The company folded soon after the founder, James Stetson, mysteriously plunged to his death from a Tucson hotel window.

Now maintained by the Forest Service, the site includes five partially restored adobes. The headquarters building can be reserved for day use. A small rustic cabin can be rented through the “Rooms with a View” program . The cabin sleeps up to five people and has electricity but no water. The kitchen contains basic amenities like a refrigerator, microwave, hot plate and utensils. A vault toilet, stall for solar showers and outdoor sink are on site.

Since the Arizona Trail is routed through Kentucky Camp, you’ll enjoy daytime hiking and birding. Expect quiet evenings and dark night skies laden with stars. The cabin rents for $75 per night and reservations can be made at https://www.recreation.gov .

Details:  Kentucky Camp is off Gardner Canyon Road, which is 21 miles south of Interstate 10 on State Route 83. Go west on Gardner Canyon Road, drive 0.75 miles to Forest Road 163 and take FR 163 for 5 miles to the Kentucky Camp Gate. Park in the designated area and walk a quarter-mile to the town. 520-281-2296, https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/coronado .

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Vulture City

When prospector Henry Wickenburg spotted a quartz ledge in the desert, he discovered the richest vein of gold ore in Arizona.

Work began on the Vulture Mine in 1863. It would go on to produce 340,000 ounces of gold (and about 260,000 ounces of silver) during its operation. Ranchers and miners soon settled along the fertile plain of the Hassayampa River and the town of Wickenburg was born.

Located 12 miles outside of Wickenburg, the ghost town of Vulture City is being restored and preserved. More than a dozen buildings around the original mine are still standing, including Henry Wickenburg’s old cabin. That ironwood tree shading the cabin earned notoriety as the Hanging Tree. It’s said that 18 men danced from the end of a rope slung over its branches for a variety of crimes.

Walk the graveled half-mile path to see the collection of weathered historic buildings surrounded by old mining equipment such as the stamp mill and headframe. Guided tours are offered at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. 

Details: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. daily; closed March 21-27. 36610 355th Ave., Wickenburg. $15. 877-425-9229, https://www.vultureminetours.com .

In the southernmost part of the state, Ruby is one of Arizona’s best-preserved ghost towns.

Mining started around 1877 and proceeded in fits and starts for decades. Processing was hampered by lack of water. The mine produced gold, silver, lead, zinc and copper. Originally known as Montana Camp because the mining was done at the base of Montana Peak, the town became Ruby in 1912 when the first postmaster named it after his wife.

A history of violence hangs over the town. Between 1920 and 1922, three double homicides took place here and in the vicinity. They were known as the Ruby Murders and led to the largest manhunt in Arizona.

Today Ruby is open to the public for tours, fishing and camping. More than a dozen buildings in various states of disrepair remain. Two small lakes linger from the old mining days, although water levels are low during the current drought.

Ruby is about 12 miles south of Arivaca and the last few miles are on a rough dirt road. Be sure to pack water and food. Permits obtained in advance are required. Visit the website for directions and permit options.

Details:  Open Thursdays-Sundays. Admission is $15; fishing and camping permits cost $20 each. 520-744-4471, http://rubyaz.com .

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Top 5 Amazing Road Trips to Abandoned Ghost Towns

Abandoned buildings, failed towns, and the occasional sinkhole: ghost towns across America make for a surprisingly unforgettable road trip.

It’s not just old west towns where you can explore the forgotten roads and skeletal remains of a bygone era. Ghost towns are everywhere, and for many, these abandoned spaces hold a romantic fascination and make an excellent summer road trip. We’ve picked the best ghost towns in America that are all driving distance from a Sixt office. Pack your bag, and buckle up it’s time to plan your journey that just might give you goosebumps. Here are 5 amazing road trips to abandoned ghost towns to visit with your Sixt rental.

1.Centralia, Pennsylvania

STARTING POINT: Philadelphia >  Sixt Philadelphia Branches DISTANCE: 119 miles; 2.5 hour drive GAS: $13 one-way TOLLS: $4.20 one way

Once a thriving mining town, Centralia is now a real-life hell-scape complete with underground fires, sinkholes, and poisonous gas clouds. Sounds great right? Maybe you want to keep the windows rolled up for this adventure. The town located a couple hours outside of Philadelphia pretty much died as the result of an underground coal mine fire that started in the 60s and which still burns today. Despite the US government ordering a complete evacuation, a few stubborn residents still remain today.

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2.Texola, Oklahoma

STARTING POINT: Dallas > Sixt Dallas Branches DISTANCE: 286 miles; 4.5 hour drive GAS: $28 one-way Tolls: $0.96 one-way

Established in 1901, this farming town’s demise has a lot to do with its location. Sitting right on the border of Texas and Oklahoma, surveyors could never agree which state the town belonged to. This indecision combined with the dust bowl seemed to be too much to keep the town going. For the 36 remaining residence, the town’s highlights include a cemetery and a bar simply called Watering Hole #2. What happened to Watering Hole #1? We may never know.

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3.Cairo, Illinois

STARTING POINT: Indianapolis > Sixt Indianapolis Branches DISTANCE:  302 miles; 4.5 hour drive GAS: $28 Tolls: $0 This once booming port town located at the confluence of the Mississippi River and the Ohio River is now eerily empty. The historic downtown area, once bustling and busy, is now filled with crumbling brick and plywood-covered windows. Cairo isn’t totally abandoned, but it remains a shell of its former self. The town’s downfall can be attributed to economic desperation and racial tensions following the civil war reconstruction era.

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4.Calico, California

STARTING POINT:  Los Angeles > Sixt Los Angeles Branches DISTANCE: 142 miles; 2.5 hour drive GAS: $12 Tolls: $0

This old west mining town has been around since 1881, and in its heyday raked in over $20 million in silver ore over a 12-year span. But when the mines ran dry, the workers packed up and left, leaving behind what are now considered historic remains. Unlike other ghost towns, this one has seen its original buildings restored and turned into a theme park of sorts, complete with shopping, restaurants and a fake shootout.

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5.Rhyolite, Nevada

STARTING POINT:  Las Vegas > Sixt Las Vegas Branches DISTANCE: 128 miles; 2.10 hour drive GAS: $12 TOLLS: $0

Located on the edge of Death Valley, Rhyolite was born in the gold rush and died when the mines ran dry. But what makes the ghost town special is its scale. At its height, the town boasted three train lines, three hospitals, multiple newspapers, an opera house, symphony and 53 saloons. Unlike most mining towns, Rhyolite built many of its buildings with permanent materials rather than can and wood, giving visitors a unique glimpse at a once thriving town.

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Off-Road One of These Legendary Ghost Towns or Trails

Autumn is a favorite time of the year for off-road enthusiasts to enjoy off-roading and colorful fall foliage. It also means Halloween is around the corner, which is a perfect reason to explore one of the many legendary ghost towns throughout the American West.

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Off-roaders and overlanders share an insatiable curiosity and a desire to test their limits. Consider the pioneers, explorers, and adventurers of old who bravely traveled into the unknown. Many were driven by the promise of gold, fertile lands, or simply the exhilaration of venturing into new territory. Settlements sprung up, thrived, and were often abandoned when the boom was over. Now, ghost towns dot landscapes of the west and have become natural waypoints for off-roaders.

With Halloween in mind, we’ve compiled a list of popular ghost towns off-road enthusiasts can navigate to and explore using the onX Offroad App. The following list of western ghost towns and trails with spooky lore and abandoned buildings is ideal for a fall day trip of Halloween holiday spookiness.

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Calico Ghost Town

Located in the southern California high desert, not far from Barstow, Calico is an old mining town founded in 1881 that was abandoned in the 1890s. Attractions include the Lucy Lane Museum with information about Calico’s origins, Maggie Silver Mine, Calico Odessa Railroad, gold panning, fourteen gift shops, and many other family-friendly attractions.

Bodie State Historic Park

Near Yosemite National Park and Mono Lake in central California, Bodie is an authentic gold-mining ghost town. Gold was discovered in the area around 1859 and, at one point, had a population of nearly 10,000 at the height of its gold rush period. Today, Bodie is a National Historic Site that’s been preserved in “a state of arrested decay,” where the interiors of each building can be viewed “as is” from when they were left deserted.

North Bloomfield Ghost Town

Located roughly 80 miles northeast of Sacramento, North Bloomfield is an authentic gold mining ghost town within the Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park. Dubbed “Humbug” in 1851 by some of the town’s unlucky miners, today, North Bloomfield is well-preserved and includes many of the original buildings from the late 1800s. Visitors can take part in daily tours of the facilities during the summer and on weekends during the winter.

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Garnet Ghost Town

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Located within the Garnet Mountain Range midway between Missoula and Helena, Garnet is Montana’s most intact ghost town. Named for the ruby-colored stones found in the area, the mountains surrounding Garnet were rich in gold-bearing quartz, which brought miners from California and Colorado. Named one of America’s coolest ghost towns by Travel + Leisure, visitors can explore the town’s remaining buildings, hike area trails, and learn more about the town’s place in Montana’s history.

Bannack State Park

Bannack was the site of Montana’s first major gold discovery site in 1862. It was also Montana’s first territorial capital, with its population growing to nearly 3,000 residents by 1863. As with most gold towns, as the gold dwindled, so did its population. Today, Bannack still has over 50 historic buildings—including the beautiful Hotel Meade—and has been called one of Montana’s best-preserved landmark mining towns.

St. Elmo Ghost Town

Dubbed “Colorado’s most original ghost town,” St. Elmo was founded in 1880 when many moved to the area for gold and silver mining. St. Elmo was home to nearly 2,000 residents at its peak and was an important hub for acquiring supplies arriving via train. Today, visitors can visit St. Elmo and still walk its streets. And although some of the buildings were lost in a fire in 2002, many remain, while others, such as the town hall, are being rebuilt to their original state.

Independence Ghost Town

Located roughly 16 miles east of Aspen, Independence was founded in 1879 as the first mining site in the Roaring Fork Valley not far from the Continental Divide. At its peak, the town had nearly 1,500 residents and was a thriving mining camp and stagecoach layover stop. Today, visitors can walk the site on a self-guided tour that includes many of the town’s original log cabin structures.

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Rhyolite Ghost Town

About 120 miles northwest of Las Vegas, not far from the border with California, is the ghost town Rhyolite, founded in 1905. The town sprang up after quartz was found in the area filled with free gold, and soon after that reached its estimated peak population of 5,000 residents. Today, although much of the town lies in ruin, the area is one of the most photographed ghost towns in the West.

Silver City Ghost Town

Located southwest of Boise in the Owyhee mountains, Silver City is an old mining town with many of its original structures from the 1860s. One of its main attractions is the Idaho Hotel, which is still in operation despite being over 100 years old. Today only three businesses remain—including the Idaho Hotel—and the town of Silver City is a picturesque place to explore the old West during a weekend off-roading adventure.

Ruby Ghost Town

Near the border with Mexico in southern Arizona and about 70 miles from Tucson is the old mining town of Ruby, where gold was first discovered around 1870. Today, visitors to Ruby can peruse nearly 25 buildings, including the old jail, school, playground, and more. As one of its best-preserved ghost towns, Ruby allows one to take a glimpse at Arizona’s mining history.

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There are many opportunities to get out and discover one of the many western ghost towns, and Halloween is a perfect excuse for a visit in one’s off-road vehicle of choice. Choose your destination, queue up your route on the onX Offroad App, and set off on a full-filled and educational adventure in the historical wild West.

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Pro Tip Visit the Old Town Living History Museum & Music Hall to see one of the largest collections of old west items outside of the Smithsonian.

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Pro Tip Cahawba is a short drive from Selma, where you can spend an afternoon learning at the National Voting Rights Museum.

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Pro Tip You’ll have to walk about half a mile from the road to get to Spokane, so wear comfortable shoes!

St. Elmo, Colorado

Pro Tip St. Elmo is one of the few ghost towns that’s accessible year round. Visit in the fall to see beautiful foliage or in the winter to experience the town by snowshoe.

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Pro Tip Hit the 1890s dance hall where you can take a walking tour of the historic site.

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Pro Tip Bring everything you need, including a full tank of gas, because there’s nowhere to shop or fill up in the town.

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Pro Tip Take a 25-minute tour of an underground gold mine to learn about the history, equipment, and processes.

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Pro Tip If you choose to explore, be wary of rotting wood and rattlesnakes—both of which are plentiful in Santa Claus.
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Discover abandoned towns on this trip through the Old West of California

As gold-mining fever gripped California in 1849, fortune seekers journeyed to the deserts and mountains with picks, shovels, and high hopes. Miners built entire towns in the state’s most remote outposts. Some struck it rich. Most didn’t. When the ore ran out, so did the people, leaving behind sagging storefronts and mining detritus. Take a tour through California’s most fascinating abandoned towns on this far-flung road trip through the Old West.

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Stop one: Shasta State Historic Park

West of Redding on Highway 299, Old Shasta was the queen city of California’s northern mining district. Tour the town’s crumbling brick buildings, visit Shorty's Eatery for a hearty sandwich, and see mining memorabilia at the 1861 County Courthouse. (Note: Some of the park's buildings were burnt in the Carr Fire earlier this summer.) Distance to next stop: 165 miles

Stop two: Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park

North Bloomfield’s picturesque main street was briefly the world’s richest gold mine—until 1884, when hydraulic mining was outlawed. Stroll around the saloon, barbershop, general store, and former dance hall northeast of Nevada City . Next stop: 20 miles

Stop three: Empire Mine State Historic Park

Just off the Golden Chain Highway, Grass Valley’s Empire Mine was California’s richest hard-rock mine, with 367 miles of underground tunnels. Enter the Secret Room to view a scale model of the tunnels and tour the mine owner’s stately home. Next stop: 196 miles

Stop four: Bodie State Historic Park

East of U.S. 395 near Bridgeport, Bodie was the West’s rowdiest city in 1880, with a population of 10,000 and nearly 50 saloons. Now it’s California’s largest unrestored ghost town, with dozens of deserted buildings waiting to be explored. Next stop: 42 miles  

Stop five: Bennettville

This silver-mining camp was built at an elevation of 10,000 feet next to what is now Yosemite National Park. A short hike leads to the mine’s assay office, a bunkhouse, and a tunnel lined with ore-car tracks. Next stop: 212 miles  

Stop six: Ballarat

See adobe ruins and weathered wooden shacks at this lonely Death Valley outpost north of Trona. In 1898, the town’s population soared to 400 after successful gold strikes in the Panamint Mountains. (According to Atlas Obscura , the town now has one resident—or two if he still owns his dog.) Next stop: 63 miles  

Stop seven: Randsburg

South of Ridgecrest, this quirky living ghost town saw its heyday in the 1890s. Order a root beer float from the General Store’s 1904 soda fountain and marvel at the Desert Museum’s mining machinery. Next stop: 75 miles  

Stop eight: Calico

Take a ghost tour or go on an off-road adventure in this former silver mining hub. Explore Calico’s attractions—including the Mystery Shack, a mining museum, and a working train—or bring a mountain bike to ride the surrounding trails.

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10 Scenic Montana Road Trips with Unforgettable Stops Along the Way

Posted: September 19, 2023 | Last updated: September 19, 2023

Wilderness, wildlife, and wonderous views — Montana offers a lot for outdoor enthusiasts. In addition to its incredible natural landscape, Montana has urban attractions, Native American heritage sites , cultural events, historical frontier buildings, rich geological features, and dinosaur fossils. Whether you are a state resident or a visitor, you won’t want to miss these 10 scenic Montana road trips with unforgettable stops along the way.

1. Backroad to Yellowstone

Start   Ennis  —  End   West Yellowstone

This road trip starts on the east side of Ennis by crossing a bridge that spans the Madison River and gives you a majestic view of Fan Mountain. Madison River feeds into several lakes in this area, making this scenic drive one of the most unforgettable routes in Montana. For 40 miles, the road runs alongside the river, giving you views of water, plains, and rugged mountains in the distance. In winter, bison forage along the many creeks and streams crossing the road. 

West Yellowstone, the destination on this scenic route, offers visitors an array of activities. Outdoor opportunities abound, including biking, hiking, fishing, winter snow sports, wildlife viewing, and night-sky viewing. A visit to the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center puts you in front of Montana’s most iconic wildlife. This non-profit wildlife park is a sanctuary for rescued  grizzly bears , wolves,  otters , and birds of prey. You are guaranteed an up-close look at wolf packs and grizzly bears year-round — the bears at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center don’t hibernate! Yellowstone National Park’s entrance in West Yellowstone is the closest park entry point to Old Faithful, one of the park’s most iconic attractions. The geyser is about a 32-mile drive from West Yellowstone, making it a possible extension to this road trip.

2. Breathtaking Scenery on Beartooth Highway

Start   Red Lodge — End   Cooke City

Beartooth Highway is a national scenic byway that is just 68 miles long but full of enough overlooks and pullouts to occupy a whole day. Driving this meandering highway immerses you in the quintessential Montana scenery, making it one of the best scenic Montana road trips to take with unforgettable stops. Around every corner, you will see spectacular views, including canyons, mountain lakes, rivers, jagged mountains, glaciers, streams, and meadows.  

The best time to drive the Beartooth Highway is summer, as it is only open for a few months of the year. The scenic route zigzags over Beartooth Pass, climbing to an elevation of 10,947 feet above sea level. Expect hairpin turns, steep drop-offs, and epic views. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy the incredible stops on what has been called the most beautiful drive in America.   

3. Montana Ghost Town Road Trip

Start   Garnet — End   Virginia City

Meander through mountain scenery while experiencing frontier life at several ghost towns along this route. Discover abandoned towns and prospector stories from the gold rush era while visiting these sites. To fully enjoy the 268-mile journey, this trip is best experienced over a three-day period. 

Garnet Ghost Town

Garnet  is one of the best non-commercialized ghost towns in Montana. The buildings are well preserved, and some even have furniture that was left behind. Signs throughout the town explain the history of the city and its buildings. A small visitor’s center and self-guided trails make this a fun, educational outing.   

Granite State Park

You must traverse a steep, winding road to get to Granite State Park — part of the adventure that makes this stop exciting! The narrow road may require you to pull over for oncoming cars. At the top, you’ll find an abandoned silver mining town with remnants of brick buildings, making it slightly different from the other ghost towns in the area. Wildlife viewing, photography, and grand vistas are additional features at this location.

Bannack is unique among the many old western-themed towns as its buildings have been preserved rather than restored. Visitors can walk through the town, explore the sites independently, or take guided history tours. Open year-round, Bannack offers seasonal events like night tours with a ghost theme in October and ice-skating on the dredge pond in the winter. 

Crystal Park

You will cross through beautiful countryside and quaint towns getting to this unique recreation site. Crystal Park is peppered with quartz crystals and is a designated rockhounding site. Rockhounds will enjoy getting their hands dirty, cracking open rocks, and digging the day away. 

While it doesn’t fall into the ghost town category, it gives you the chance to experience mining firsthand — the reason for the ghost towns in this region. It is open for day use only, and you are limited to hand tools for finding crystals. Quartz crystals are abundant in various colors at the park, including clear, smokey grey, cloudy white, and purple.  

Virginia City 

The attractions in Virginia City can occupy an entire day. During the summer, there are live music performances and live historical reenactments for visitors. The town has plenty of restaurants and bars, plus an old candy shop, a brewery, a bakery, and 150 historical landmarks. Step back in time while strolling the well-preserved old-west atmosphere of this modern tourist destination. You can take the train to nearby Nevada City for a history-filled day just two miles down the road. 

4. The Montana Dinosaur Trail

Start   Rudyard — End   Bynum  

For dinosaur enthusiasts,  the Montana Dinosaur Trail  is an adventure well worth the long drive. It can take up to a week to complete the journey, which combines museums, state parks, and fossil beds into a 14-stop route that covers 1,300 miles. 

Some unforgettable stops along this route include Two Medicine Dinosaur Center, Great Plains Dinosaur Museum, and Makoshika Dinosaur Museum, which have exhibits and field dig programs. Don’t miss the world’s most extensive collection of dinosaur fossils at the Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman. For an outdoor adventure, hike the badlands of  Makoshika State Park  and see fossil remains of Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops.

5. Bighorn Country Scenic Loop

Start   Billings  —  End   Billings

This four-day drive crosses through Native American Indian nations, over the Lewis and Clarke Corps of Discovery path, and highlights Montana’s cowboy culture. After leaving Billings, head towards Miles, MT. Along the route, you can stop at  Pictograph Cave State Park , where a loop trail gives you an up-close look at 100 pictographs. The Range Riders Museum in Miles has historical artifacts and exhibits from the Great Plains area.

The next stop on this road trip takes you to the  Crow Reservation , headquartered in the town of Crow Agency. The Crow Reservation is the largest Indian reservation in Montana. In town, you can take a Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument tour with Native American interpretive guides. Or, visit authentic Crow gift shops. Another way to discover the rich heritage of this area is to take a cultural tour with Little Bighorn College. In August, Crow Agency becomes the ‘teepee capital of the world’ during the Crow Fair celebration. 

The last stop before returning to Billings is Pryor, MT. In town, you can visit Chief Plenty Coups State Park, where the Chief Plenty Coups’ farmstead, log home, and a sacred spring are preserved for visitors. Plan to spend at least an hour exploring the park and the visitor center commemorating a man’s life that bridged the gap between two cultures. And, if you enjoy fishing, boating, and watching wildlife, you may want to stop at Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area. It is common to see bighorn sheep and mule deer in this area.

Here’s how to take this scenic road trip through Bighorn country — start in Billings and head to Miles City. Then, backtrack to Hardin, from Hardin, head to Crow Agency, then to Pryor. From Pryor, drive back to Billings to complete this loop route.

6. Going-to-the-Sun Road Trip

This scenic drive through Glacier National Park is a great way to experience the park in one day. This road trip spotlights soaring mountain peaks, glacial lakes, and abundant wildlife. The drive requires advanced  reservations  for anyone traveling between 6 a.m. and 3 p.m. Alternatively, if you miss out on making a reservation, you can enter via the St. Mary Entrance without reservation before 6 a.m.

If you enjoy getting out of the car and traveling on foot, you can experience untamed wilderness in Glacier National Park. The Highline Trail is an out-and-back 15-mile hike that rewards you with alpine views and wildlife. It is considered a challenging route, taking the average hiker a little over seven hours to complete. However, the trail has several junction points with other routes. With some research, you can plan a hike that suits your timeframe and desired activity level.

7. Helena to Giant Springs State Park

Start   Helena  —  End   Giant   Springs State Park

Helena has something for everyone. With deep historical roots and miles of hiking and biking trails, there will surely be a point of interest worth a stop. The Gates of the Mountains is a national historical site along the Lewis and Clark trail. The giant limestone cliffs that rise from the Missouri River loomed large over the explorers who wrote a detailed account of the area. If boating past rugged rock formations while listening to engaging stories about Lewis and Clark, firefighters, and indigenous pictographs sounds like something you would enjoy, check out the educational boat tours from the marina on the Missouri River, just off Interstate 15 between Helena and Great Falls. Are you looking for an interactive activity? Don’t miss out on a treasure-hunting opportunity at the Montana Blue Jewel Mine, where you can mine sapphires.

From Helena, head north to Giant Springs State Park. The activities in this park make it one of the most visited parks in the state. You can bike on mountain bike trails, fish, hunt, birdwatch, hike, photograph waterfalls, and watch water bubble up from the ground at one of the largest freshwater spring sites in the United States.

8. Madison Valley Loop

Start   Bozeman  —  End   Gallatin Canyon back to Bozeman

This scenic road trip takes you west from Bozeman through the Madison River Valley, then up through Gallatin Canyon back to Bozeman. Travel west on Highway 84 to Norris, where you’ll find an old gold-mining town now known for its thermal hot springs. Soaking in Norris Hot Springs pre-dates its development as a commercial soaking center. Native Americans used thermal springs like the ones in Norris for healing and resting. The hot springs are open year-round.  

Traveling south past Ennis on Highway 287, you’ll travel through the scenic river valley, where you might see elk, deer, antelope , and other wildlife. The next picturesque stop along the way is  Quake Lake , where fishing and boating are popular. Aptly named, Quake Lake formed in 1959 when an earthquake caused a massive landslide that blocked the Madison River and formed the lake. You can visit the Madison Canyon Earthquake Area and Visitors Center to learn more about the area and the effects of one of the strongest earthquakes in the Rocky Mountain region. 

On the next leg of the Madison Valley Loop, you will wind your way through Gallatin Canyon back to Bozeman. The river in this canyon was the setting for many fishing scenes in the movie  A River Runs Through It , which was filmed in various locations in south-central Montana. You might see fly fishermen and rafters in this narrow canyon, as the whitewater rapids are a favorite amongst kayakers and rafters alike. It is a popular recreation area with hiking, fishing, camping, and river access.   

9. Pintler Scenic Route

Start   Anaconda  —  End   Drummond

Sometimes, driving a backroad rewards you — the Pinter Scenic Route is one of those backroads you’ll be glad you took. This 60-mile scenic route is an alternative to driving on the main highway, Interstate 90. It makes the drive longer but offers better views and unique stops. You’ll see fields dotted with large granite boulders, old mining relics, and sage-covered hills. Much of the route follows the shores of Georgetown Lake, a stunning mountain lake that is great for fly fishing.  

Stopping in Philipsburg, a restored mining town that caters to tourists, is worth the one-mile side trip. You’ll find fine architecture created out of granite  —  including dramatic semicircular arches and stone walls. You might consider a longer-than-normal pause in Philipsburg to explore their shops, including a nostalgic candy store and the  Gem Mountain Sapphire Mine  store. After a stop in Philipsburg, the rest of the byway follows creeks and mountain vistas to Drummond.  

10. Big Sheep Creek

Start   Dell  —  End   Clark   Canyon Reservoir

If you enjoy solitude and backcountry adventures, Big Sheep Creek Backcountry byway might be your perfect off-the-beaten-path trip. The two-lane dirt road twists through Big Sheep Canyon, where you can look up at high rock cliffs and down into deep trout-filled pools. Bighorn sheep and deer are common sights in the late afternoon and evening.

The byway passes through several fences that you will need to close after driving through, and it’s common to only pass a couple of cars during the average three-hour drive. There are many pull-outs to explore but no services, so be prepared for a rustic day trip. After passing through the canyon, drivers are rewarded with a remarkable view of the mostly untouched Medicine Lodge Valley.

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Did you know there are more ghost towns in Oregon than anywhere in the United States? As I love learning about the rich history of our beautiful state, naturally, ghost towns in Oregon have always fascinated me.

This particular road trip I plan on doing this myself this summer, as I recently picked up a new camera as I have taken up photography this year! I'll be hitting the road, hopefully around July, and I can't wait to venture into these incredible ghost towns and take some great photos myself.

If you are looking for a fun adventure to take with loved ones, you'll love this road trip that we have made, which focuses on historic towns primarily in Eastern Oregon . You can check out the map here , which we have made on Google Maps, and also see the map we have embedded below. We recommend you plan well; this trip is a few hundred miles depending on where you are starting. You can change this trip to whatever accommodates your adventure best!

Ghost Towns in Oregon

shaniko ghost town, near columbia southern railway

The historic town of Shaniko was no accident. Danielle (thepdxphotographer) took one of my favorite photos in this article, shown above in Shaniko. The town was planned before it was born. It was the brainchild of a group of bankers and businessmen in The Dalles, and by 1900 Shaniko offered hotel, a combination City Hall, Fire Hall and jail and other structures some of which still stand.

The reason for the town was the enormous production of wool, Central Oregon being one huge sheep ranch in the 1900s. The only outlet for these thousands of bales of fleece was the The Dalles. In 1898, in order to expedite the shipment of wool, a railroad was brought in from Biggs Junction on the Columbia River. Since a railroad could not be useful without a terminal, Shaniko was built for that express purpose.

The hotel here has been beautifully restored, and there are several antique stores said to be open in the spring, summer, and fall.

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Condon is technically not a ghost town, but you will come across this tiny town in route on our ghost town road trip. Condon, a Norman Rockwell-esque community, is situated less than 30 miles southeast from the park.

You will certainly be hungry along the way, and we recommend stopping in at the Buckhorn Saloon for a bite to eat. There’s also an old-fashioned soda fountain and a branch of the famous Powell’s Bookstore next door at Country Flowers , as well as some other wonderful shops and eateries ( Sandi’s Soups , for example) along Condon’s beautifully restored historic Main Street.

Famous geologist Thomas Condon founded the town in 1893, and helped work with the John Fossil Beds. It was also where Linus Pauling grew up (Nobel Prize winning physicist). 

RELATED: 26 Historic Oregon Schoolhouses Still Standing Today

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According to the United States Census Bureau, Lonerock, which was founded in 1881 has a total area of 1.01 square miles all of it land. Lonerock was started as a service center for the surrounding ranches and and today is another ghost town worth a visit.

One thing you'll notice here is an unusual, 35-foot high lone rock which still stands in the town near the old Methodist church, hence the city name Lonerock . The city's population grew from 68 in 1900 to 70 in 1910, 73 in 1920 and then to a high of 82 in 1930. By 1940 Lonerock's population dwindled to 46, and continued to drop to 38 in 1950, 31 in 1960, and then bottomed out to 12 residents in 1970. The city grew to 26 citizens in 1980, before falling to 11 in the 1990 census. As of the census of 2010, there were 21 people, 12 households, and 5 families residing in the city.

Check out this shed size jail that still stands, courtesy of Lynne Hammonds who ventured through Lonerock.

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Located on SH 207, just nine miles south of Ruggs and 20 miles south of Heppner, you will find Hardman. This golden ghost town is a travel center and agricultural ghost on Oregon’s eastern grasslands. This fascinating place was founded in the 1870s, and the first post office was established in 1881. Hotels stores, and other businesses soon followed. When automobile and trucks came into their own, the town faded.

John F. Royse and his brother, the first settlers in the area, started a school in 1879 which was known as Dairyville. Locals referred to this place as  Rawdog . At the same time, David N. Hardman, who arrived in the jackson county in 1878, started a settlement a mile to the southeast. In 1881 a post office was established, and was known as Hardman. A mile to the northwest of Dairyville was the community of Adamsville, known to the locals as Yallerdog . In 1882, the Hardman post office was moved to Dairyville but retained the Hardman name. Adamsville post office was established in 1884 and closed in 1885, and thereafter, all activity centered on what is now Hardman, where the post office ran intermittently until 1968. Locals called the place "Dogtown" after its two predecessors. Why the locals named these communities after dogs is unknown.

Galena is a former gold mining camp settled in 1865, also considered a ghost town about 20 miles from Austin Junction in the Blue Mountains. Galena is on the Middle Fork John Day River in the Malheur national forest.

The town was named Susanville after one of the earliest inhabitants, Susan Ward. Galena post office was established in 1901 when a group of miners were able to get the Susanville post office moved from the current site of Galena two miles up Elk Creek to their mine. The new building was named for a body of galena ore in the area, and the town was renamed as well. The mines were worked extensively in the 1860s and were still active in 1940.

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These great photos are courtesy of Rick at pnwphotoblog.com , where you can find even more information on this awesome little town ( HERE ).

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As of 2010, Greenhorn has been completely abandoned with a total population of 0. There are reportedly 7 homes which still stand here. This town was first populated in 1860s as miners prospected for gold in the area. It was platted in 1904, though it lost two-thirds of its population between 1900 and 1910.

The mining district was composed first of placer mines, but soon many lode deep shaft gold mines developed. The abandoned city was incorporated in 1903. It continued as a viable community until 1942 when gold mining was made illegal by Federal Public Law 208 during World War II.

In later years, the old Greenhorn Jail (dating to 1910) was removed to Canyon City under suspicious circumstances. A court case ensued for its return, but because the city straddles the Blue Mountain ridge, the district attorneys of Baker County and Grant County could not even agree in which court house it should be held. The case was eventually heard by the Circuit Court for Grant County in Canyon City. The jail remains in Canyon City.

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Granite was another late 1800s gold mining town, booming with 5000 people. You will find this town just 15 miles northwest of Sumpter, in the northeastern corner of the county about 45 miles out of Baker City.

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Back on July 4, 1862 the first gold was found here. By 1900 Granite had a drug store, two hotels, livery stable, a post office, five saloons and three stores. When the gold was gone the town faded, and today Granite has around a dozen or so citizens. If you'd like to read more about Granite, we'd definitely recommend checking out pnwphotoblog.com with more very detailed information on many ghost towns in Oregon.

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Tucked away in the trees and nestled in Oregon’s Elkhorn Mountain Range, lies the historic gold mining town of Sumpter. Three Carolinans settled here in the 1960s and started farming. They called their homestead Fort Sumter, but when gold was found and the valley was overrun with Northern sympathizer miners, the name was changed to Sumpter.

Incredible shot of the dredge in Sumpter from Danielle Denham:

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Sumpter is on the Elkhorn Scenic Byway and is surrounded by incredible landscapes. Mountains, rivers, streams, and lakes and offer great fishing, swimming, nearby boating, camping, gold panning, hunting, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, backpacking, 4-wheeling, ATV’ing, hiking and exploring the gorgeous area.

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Just 7 miles north of Sumpter, along Cracker Creek you will find Bourne. Sumpter is on SH 7, 20 miles northwest of Salisbury and West of Baker City in the Blue Mountains. Back in the 1870s, this placer mining camp was bustling with saloons and other businesses, along main street. A post office here operated from 1895 to 1927. Some mines are still producing, and a few buildings remain.

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Some 20 million dollars in gold came from this wild and wooly gold mining town full of shootings, saloons and “sporting” ladies. Shortly after the gold was found in 1885, 1000 miners flocked to the town. In 1898 the town relocated a quarter mile to a new location, and it grew quickly. The mines faded, the town died, and by the 1970s only empty buildings remained. The town is in the Wallowa National Forest, 12 miles northwest of Halfway. Some summer cabins have been built in recent years. Here's a excellent article to read more about the history of Cornucopia. ( READ HERE )

Have you been to any of these towns or plan on going soon? Would you like to share more about other ghost towns in Oregon? Let us know in the comments, we'd love to hear! Make sure and like Danielle Denham's thepdxphotographer Facebook page also to see more awesome photography in Oregon!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: what is the best way to explore these ghost towns.

A: The best way to explore these ghost towns is to take a road trip. Start by driving from one town to the next and exploring each location. Bring a map to know where and what sights you want to see!

Q: How can I find more information about these towns?

A: You can check out the websites we’ve linked in our article, as well as other online sources such as Wikipedia and Google, to get more detailed information. Additionally, you can visit a local library or museum for even more information on each town.

Q: Is it safe to take a ghost town road trip?

A: Yes, it is safe to take a ghost town road trip - as long as you follow the safety precautions and guidelines. Ensure you bring all the necessary supplies, such as snacks, water, flashlights, and first-aid kits. Additionally, research each location before visiting so you know what to expect.

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64 comments.

I’ve been to seven of them. https://youtu.be/ElCoFojGXK0

We should share this soon! great video.

I went to You Tube so I could watch in full screen. And shared it.

here’s one of my favorite not on the list. Located near Wolf Creek Tavern south of Roseburg.

https://youtu.be/xXIXNSP8PMo

Used to live about half a mile from Golden, at Lichen. My ex’s grandparents lived there for ages. The school house was on another property opposite where I lived. It wasn’t open for tours at the time though.

Thanks for this great video @rick_dancer:disqus!

Wolf Creek does not seem a ghost town at all, post office school and people! I love the place.

It’s outside of wolf creek, called golden

I love this! Thank you.

I’m in Junction City. I’ll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing!

Nice video- thanks for sharing 😉

Rick, I absolutely loved this video. Thank you for sharing! As it’d be a bit of a distance from Portland, would you (or anyone else) recommend any interesting, tasty, or worthwhile stops/diversions (e.g. notable cemetery, covered bridge, historic landmark, diner) on the way or upon return to break up the long drive? Much appreciation! ????

what about sydney and Valsetz?

Mom graduated Valsetz high school 1949- 50?? Yeah no town there at all.

Those are both in western Oregon, although Valsetz was burned to the ground by the lumber company so there is nothing left of it.

I have ridden this route and it is a great one!! Hope to ride it again soon. Also, ABATE of Oregon’s largest Run, The Fossil Run, covers one area of this route and I have been on it more times than I care to count. Make the Fossil Run on Memorial Day weekend and finish the route the next week!!

Ridden as in motorcycle? I am considering riding it…

I’m surprised there aren’t more mill towns. I know we have a few around here. Old company towns. Wendling, Oregon I think? I used to know a guy who tracked down abandoned railroad equipment. It seems our forests have quite a bit from when a railroad would run from a mill out or something like that. It’s pretty cool to see!

The mill towns are more in western Oregon, or the southern park of central Oregon.

Most of the Mill Towns in Eastern Oregon were dedicated to serving several towns. The Sumpter Railroad area is a great example, logs from Tipton and Austin were shipped to Wendling to be made into lumber. From there they were sent to Granite, Sumpter, Bourne, and a few other towns including as far as Baker and LaGrande.

Excellent Article

Thank you Douglas, glad you enjoyed it.

I used to live in the Condon, Heppner and Hardman area as a little girl. My grandma used to cook at The Round Up back in the early 80’s….

Condon is not really a ghost town…. plenty of people still live there. Same with Shaniko.

My family settled Condon in 1848, before Mr. Condon ever arrived. Check the graveyard. Downer’s.

It’s a vast landscape with a lot of really cool secrets. Travel prepared!

Great photo Chris! Thanks for sharing.

Is this route Motorhome friendly? Would really like to do this with the family in our rv trip

I too would like to know if it can be traveled in a motorhome

yes, all paved last I drove to Condon and Fossil.

Thanks Julie!

I like the article a lot. I am also wondering about the roads to some of those. I believe the road into Lone Rock is gravel. It’s best access I also believe is from Oregon 206 between Heppner and Condon, which in itself is super scenic, I like to ride a loop from Hermiston to Heppner, to Condon, then if I have time, on to Wasco and Biggs Junction, on across to Highway 14 in Washington and on up the river to comeback across at Umatilla. Those that are on gravel might be difficult for those of us in or on street vehicles like motorhomes, street bikes, and cars with low clearance. Two other semi-ghost towns in NE Oregon are Troy and Flora. Those are way out in nowhere in the Blue Mountains, but very scenic areas. Flora is accessible from Highway 3 north of Enterprise, again, another scenic road that goes into some amazing mountain areas in SE Washington, eventually coming out on the Snake River at Asotin. Troy as I recall, from when I was a kid, is accessible from a graveled road out of Flora though I think Redmond Grade. You can go out and end up at Jubilee Lake and then Highway 204 between Elgin and Weston too, but you need a good map because it’s a long drive on gravel roads and there are a bunch of forest roads to watch, though I seem to recall it was fairly well signed. However I was pretty young, so it may have changed. I would also suggest carrying a firearm out in the remote areas at least. We have predators out there, like wolves, cougars, and bears, and it doesn’t hurt to be prepared if you have a breakdown.

My uncle lived in Richland, and ran cattle on government land near Halfway and another ghost town named Sparta. I was only 12 and don’t remember exactly where Sparta was. There were lots of rattlesnakes, I remember that! My Uncle Kenny also packed elk hunters into the Wallows from Cornicopia for years. One of my fondest childhood memories (50 years ago now!) was a pack trip I took with my dad, my uncle and his daughter for 2 weeks leaving out of Cornicopia and camping up near the Imnaha River. There used to be huge stacks of “Fools Gold”(iron pyrite) at Cornicopia, and I was fooled by my uncle that it was real gold, so filled my pockets 🙂 I still have a few of those bright shiny nuggets.

This is a great post! Makes me wanna go on another road trip in OR!

When I was a youngster, my family, extended family lived near a town named John Day. My Dad, Uncles, Brothers, cousins, all went out looking for gold everyday. Never came home with anything substantial that I can remember. My grandmother, mother and my sister and me all stayed at the “campsite” (a tent with a wood floor, big tent) and did the women things. It was in the mountains and in the winter it was darn cold. My problem is: my older sibs and parents have passed on and I do not know where John Day is or what mountain range we were in. It was very exciting as a child, we found arrowheads, beautiful polished stones in the creek beds and saw all kinds of wild life, but never any gold. Could you help me with the location. It was a great time in beautiful Oregon. Oh, by the way, we are originally from Wisconsin, but moved back to Oregon in the 60’s and I graduated from North Salem High School. I now live on the East coast and am trying to fill my grand kids in on my life in the West. If you can help, Thanks in advance.

I replied but don’t think I was logged in. My family is from Canyon City, John Day. We camped above John Day on Strawberry Mountain, in the Wallowa Mountains. Lots of places it could have been. We also would go gold panning, especially in Canyon City, found more fossils than gold. If you come back to visit, your memories will help identify where you were. It all looks the same, pristine, beautiful. McGoon Lake my favorite crystal clear water. Dad tree thinned for forest service, and we camped up in mountains too. Also all my family is passed. Originally settled Condon, 1848. Way before Mr. Condon. Lots buried in cemetery in Condon.

Carol, it is in Grant County , Oregon between Bend, Oregon and Baker, Oregon. Lots of info on line if you enter “John Day, Oregon”

I’ve been to Shaniko more than once, and visited Granite and Sumter a few years back and rode the train…you can almost imagine what it was like back then.

Having photographed almost every cemetery in the state, I’ve been to all those places and more. A lot of those place certainly aren’t ghost towns, however diminished they are from their former glory. My wife and I still fantasize about moving to Lone Rock. Once you see the “lone rock,” you’re hooked. Sort of.

Seal Rock Cemetery, off Hwy 101 at the top of Cross Street?

Lone Rock is so tiny and in the middle of no where, really charming though.

I am planning on doing this trip this weekend from Portland. Are there any hotels/cabins that are not too far off the route?

The hotel on Condon is pictured above.

Lots to see in the Sumpter area. [img]https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8255/8872610237_659312245d_c.jpg[/img]

I ride my street bike (was HD now Victory) almost every Memorial Day weekend out there from Springfield, Oregon out to the John Day, Sumpter area. I like it so much I’ve extended the weekend to a full week. [img]https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7425/9497044411_05be6df4f3_c.jpg[/img]

Sumpter has a huge flee market Memorial weekend.

interesting article but are you an affiliate for amazon?

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I have got to do this! I love ghost towns. Are there any roads that require 4WD?

Nope, did this whole trip today in about 13 hours from Portland. Honestly most of them are so small that driving hours to see one little shack makes you feel a little short changed. Shaniko, and Sumpter were the only places to actually get out and walk around. I think for just a ghost town shaniko is wonderful. I had a fun trip but be prepared to take a map as allot of the places aren’t on most GPS systems and when I asked someone for directions to Galena they laughed at me becuase it’s literally one tiny building.

Thanks Sara! Great advice about the map.

You didn’t get out and walk through Lonerock or Hardman? You missed out.

can some one tell me if one day will be enough to check all places ? (from Troutdale OR) or I have to take hotel somewhere there and come back home next day, thanks

Hotel would be best, although I have done that trip in one day – 900 miles round trip.

Great roundup. I will try to add a couple of these towns when I update my guidebook “Photographing Oregon” http://www.gregvaughn.com/books.html

As I get a social security check now I could maybe go anywhere as long as I can afford rent. My check is only $700. though. I would love to live somewhere off the beaten path. My grandparents came from Missouri by wagon and settled in the Southeast corner of Oregon. Can’t remember the name of anywhere nearby. I was there when I was 9 in 1961 and the homestead at one time had a dirt floor. Grandma got married at 15, they had 5 girls, 2 boys and stayed married til grandpa died in 1969.

i’m sure you are already “off the beaten path”.

Condon is a thriving town/city, what makes it a ghost town?

Is this route motor home friendly? 38′

This would be great if I could use the map

just returned from central Oregon. Shaniko only had a sandwich/ice cream shop open, and a little “antique”/junk store that just opened a few weeks ago. Hotel/restaurant are closed. But you can walk into a lot of the old buildings, like the jail, museum, etc. Some things will probably open in summer, and there is an RV park. But, it is fun to walk around. The few that live there are very friendly and told us which buildings are open, and seemed quite happy to share their town with us. It is worth the stop.

Very neat! I’m going, thanks for sharing

I just attempted this little adventure and got about as far as Hardman then had to get gas in Heppner, i started in baker city with a full tank. This is a gorgeous journey in the summertime. It is definitely worth it. Sumpter was great and my favorite. For people looking for an adventure this is it – but I also do strongly recommend have PLENTY of gas, there aren’t places out there to gas up, also make sure you have a good vehicle that can go up and down constantly through the mountains.Your GPS will not work out here, DO take a map/directions. Maybe next year I’ll start at the other end and work my way over – fantastic drive!

Great information, I might add that coincidently the roads connecting these ghost towns make some of the best motorcycle roads anywhere, or at least anywhere I’ve been. We just completed an eight-day tour of Oregon, mostly on and near these roads. Fantastic country, Oregon is perhaps the most beautiful state in the country. I live in Washington and it ain’t bad either, but Oregon has a bunch of everything and a lot of wide open roads.

Have you gotten a chance to do this roadtrip? I’m curious about the time it took if you did. Do you recommend any particular place to stop to rest, lodging, food, etc? We’re in Bend and are hoping to do this trip but need more info. Thanks!

https://youtu.be/R707KRwBR9E This is on the border of Oregon and Idaho in the Jordan Valley, a very awesome place. Go in the summer though all roads are gravel.

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Every town has a haunted location everyone tends to stay away from. Alabama’s Ghost Town Road is one of those areas, and it’s surrounded in myth, legend, and lore. Those who have gone on a paranormal adventure on the haunted road have had mixed reviews. On one side of the spectrum you have those who have witnessed creepy things, then you have the other side which haven’t. The one thing about this place is unlike other roads, actual murders happened here during the 60s.

The bodies were found along the roadway, the area is also a hotspot for cults of all kinds. It’s not the kind of place you would want to take a paranormal adventure at. There were a rash a church fires that were also to been have started by satanic cult members. Many say a lot of the paranormal activity that is happening in the area is because of all the negative activity.

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The thing about haunted locations like Ghost Town Road is the fact that they possibly could be dangerous. There were murders that happened on that road, along with cult activity. This is not the kind of place you would want to go alone on a paranormal adventure. As far as ghosts and entities in the area. There are numerous stories of spectral entitles moving around the road. One is that a headless man that slowly moves from one side of the road to the other. There are also reports of hooded figures moving around the woods, could those be the cult members?

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The area is heavily patrolled and if you’re caught being destructive you will get fined or arrested. You always have to practice caution before going on any paranormal adventure. Make sure you check into the location first and see what you’re walking into. You may also want to check with the local authorities to see if it’s ok to explore.

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This Haunting Road Trip Through Nevada Ghost Towns Is One You Won't Soon Forget

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Nevada is best known for its mining history. After the discoveries of silver and gold throughout Nevada, towns continued to evolve. Unfortunately, as soon as the mines closed, residents packed their belongings and moved out of town. These former mining towns are considered “ghost towns.” In several ghost towns, only fragments of original buildings remain standing – giving us a glimpse into Nevada’s past. Some of these ghost towns even give off an eerie vibe. For an up-close look at six of these Nevada ghost towns, follow the directions on this Google Map for this creepy road trip in Nevada!

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If the above road trip through Nevada's most notorious ghost towns got you thinking about Nevada's ghost towns in general, you'll be surprised (and possibly delighted) to learn that the Silver State is home to at least 600 ghost towns.  From ruins to abandoned sites to “living ghost towns” with with historic saloons, Nevada's 600-odd ghost towns are truly part of the fabric of the state. In fact, the ghost towns in Nevada outnumber the actual, living, populated towns,  making Nevada an unbeatable destination for an epic ghost hunting adventure! (And we happen to think our creepy road trip in Nevada is a great place to start!)

What are some abandoned places in Nevada to visit?

Delamar is an old abandoned mining town in Nevada that makes for a really unique day trip. The story of Delamar isn't widely known, but it's a tale that any ghost town or history enthusiast should know. Delamar experienced its heyday from 1895 to 1900. It was during this time that the town was the primary ore producer of Nevada. The town boasted more than 3,000 residents by 1897! Things were certainly off to a good start... until they weren't. We won't divulge what happened; you'll have to visit for yourself to learn more! And if exploring creepy and desolate destinations is your jam, our Abandoned Places Road Trip journeys to several of the Silver State's most iconic abandoned places, including several ghost towns, mines, and even an old church.

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The leap from ghost towns to ghosts is an easy one, and stories certainly swirl around Nevada's numerous abandoned locales. Home to more ghost towns than actual living towns, the Silver State is home to plenty of creepy haunts. Boasting haunted houses, haunted museums, haunted mansions, and abandoned places, you could probably spend a lifetime exploring them all! For all things creepy in Nevada, be sure to bookmark this article:  The Definitive Guide To All Things Haunted And Creepy In Nevada . Happy ghost hunting!

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You can walk right up to the old saloon in Gleeson, Arizona. But don't try to go inside: The entire roof has collapsed. 

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We fashioned a spooky road trip around the unofficial Ghost Town Trail in Cochise County

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Gather around the campfire for tales about Southern Arizona history — not about how the west was won, but how it was lost.

Arizona is littered with ghost towns that are remnants of the state’s mining past. For every Globe or Bisbee, there are a handful of boom towns that have been abandoned for decades. You can find these ruins hugging the highways and tucked into desert nooks across our great state.

We fashioned a road trip around a couple of these towns, which are located on an unofficial Ghost Town Trail in Cochise County. The ruins of Fairbank and Gleeson are both positioned within 20 miles of Tombstone, which isn’t technically a ghost town but has a haunted history of its own.

After looking through multiple forums and websites created by ghost town enthusiasts, we decided to visit Fairbank and Gleeson because they were relatively easy to get to and didn’t require permission from a caretaker. We filled out our ghost town voyage with other spooky activities including a haunted bar and a cave with spirits that were dying to meet us.

This voyage takes you out of the city, so we recommend stopping off for breakfast before you go.

Eat some hauntingly good food at The Cup Cafe

Hotel Congress , Tucson’s hundred-year-old hotel is home to a number of supernatural guests , including a man who is often seen peering from a second-story window, a maid who is always cleaning and a man with a top hat who struts around the lobby. Rooms 214 and 242 are also said to be haunted by hotel guests who just never left. And we can see why — with a classic Tucson atmosphere and a killer menu at the hotel’s Cup Cafe , we had a hard time leaving too. You won’t be disappointed with the signature baked eggs, a cast-iron pan of creamy Gruyere goodness. It’s filling, but not too heavy while you’re on the road …

Info: Cup Cafe / 311 E. Congress Street / Open Saturday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday, Saturday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Head over to Fairbank and learn about the town’s history

After eating at one of the best breakfast spots in Tucson, it’s time to head southeast to the small ghost town of Fairbank, located right off of AZ Highway 82 near the San Pedro River.

Founded as a railroad town in 1882, Fairbank was home to more than 300 people in its heyday. Unlike its bigger neighbor Tombstone, Fairbank was considered a quiet place, all the way up until the town's post office closed in 1972.

In 1986 the Bureau of Land Management acquired the former town and preserved it. Today you can visit the last remaining structures of Fairbank, which include a house, restaurant and and old schoolhouse that has been transformed into museum.

With well-manicured grounds, a picnic area and hiking trail, Fairbank is an approachable ghost town to visit. Just be careful about the living residents — rattlesnakes.

Info: Fairbank / Located off Arizona State Route 82 and North Old Fairbank Road / Museum is open Friday through Sunday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Roll through Tombstone for lunch

Tombstone has been included in several lists of Arizona’s must-see ghost towns, but we don’t consider it a ghost town because it still has a sizable population as well as a post office. But this Wild West tourist town still has a lot of history. Big Nose Kate's Saloon on the main drag used to be the site of the Grand Hotel, which dates back to 1880.

The basement floor where the gift shop now sits used to be a bar and home to the saloon’s most prominent ghost, Swamper . The hotel’s handyman spent his off-hours digging a hole from his room into one of the silver mine shafts that ran below the hotel. The restaurant has recreated his room, and you can still feel the presence of this amateur miner.

Big Nose Kate’s is a fun place to hang out and drink a Big-Ass Beer, but we love the barbecue down the street at Puny John’s.

Info: Big Nose Kate's Saloon / 417 E. Allen Street / Open daily from 10 a.m. to midnight

Visit the town of Gleeson

Escape the westerny tourist vortex and head east on Gleeson Road about 15 miles til you hit this ghost town. Unlike Fairbank with its cut lawns and fencing around buildings, this place is overgrown and wild. Originally established as the town of Turquoise in the 1890s, Gleeson transformed into a copper mining town in the early 1900s. As the need for copper increased during World War I so did the town, which grew to about 500 people. The mines were eventually closed in 1940.

While a few people still live in the area today, there are a handful of abandoned structures that lead back to a time almost forgotten. There’s the old Joe Bono’s Gleeson Saloon , a hospital, school, and a jail that’s been refurbished and turned into a museum.

If you still want to explore more in the area we suggest checking out Gleeson’s neighboring ghost towns, Pearce and Courtland .

Info: Gleeson / Located off West Gleeson Road and North High Lonesome Road 16 miles east of Tombstone / the Gleeson Jail museum is open the first Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment / 520-609-3549

Visit a haunted cave on the way back into town

What’s creepier than walking through an ancient cave? One of the largest dry caves in North America is located in Vail. Colossal Cave ’s dark network of caverns began to form millions of years ago, and it’s been inhabited by native Arizonans for the past thousand years.

So of course you can find ghosts, including a shadowy figure of a man believed to be a cave robber looking for his lost loot. Another ghost, described as the "Lady in White," is usually seen standing around the entrance. And there's also the ghost of a Native American woman who's often found crying around the grounds.

The story goes that she accidentally fell to her death while trying to escape a bear who was chasing her. The last ghost is that of former Colossal Cave owner Frank Schmidt, who is said to hang out in the gift shop and join a tour from time to time before mysteriously disappearing. In addition to its regular tours, the mountain park is doing Halloween Howl tours right now, which include a costume contest, fortune telling and more. More information here.

Info: Colossal Cave / 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail / Open Sunday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. / 520-647-7275

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A drowned ghost town near North Bend reemerges in times of intensified drought

HOW WOULD YOU envision “a new-world Venice”?

That’s how The Seattle Times once described a “little village” 7 miles south of North Bend and 35 miles southeast of Seattle. Photos accompanying the May 14, 1915, front-page article provided dramatic evidence. Most of the burg’s 200 houses were half submerged by slowly rising floodwaters.

A company town, Moncton, was established in 1906 by the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad while carving its transcontinental line through Snoqualmie Pass. It thrived on the picturesque Rattlesnake Prairie within the Cedar River watershed.

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Rail workers soon were joined by utilities employees from nearby Seattle water and hydroelectric dams. By 1909, the town boasted a grocery, hotel, saloon and 30-student school. The town, less than 3 miles from Cedar Lake, Seattle’s primary water reservoir, was euphoniously renamed Cedar Falls. It must have seemed an idyllic spot to plant roots.

In 1912, City Light began building an imposing masonry dam intended to further harness Cedar River waters to supplement Seattle’s increasing electrical needs.

Here’s where to cue ominous music.

Consulting geologists cautioned that surrounding valleys were composed of porous glacial moraine unsuitable for water containment. But their warnings were overruled by J.D. Ross, Seattle’s superintendent of lighting.

Cedar Falls paid the piper. Soon after completion of the masonry dam in early 1915, springs erupted from surrounding hills and seeped up from the formerly dry prairie. By summer, all but two families had departed their flooded homes and were living in boxcars or makeshift houses above the rising waterline.

Initially, Seattle Mayor Hiram Gill denied responsibility, blaming the flooding on natural causes. After months of dithering, wiser heads prevailed. The town was condemned and its dispossessed residents compensated for their losses.

Amy LaBarge, Seattle’s current Watershed Management Division director, has watched Rattlesnake Lake rise and fall for decades. In December, after months of drought, the lake’s water levels dropped to the lowest she’s seen. “Our summers are definitely getting longer and warmer, and therefore drier,” she says.

A trained forest ecologist, LaBarge notes that volatile and extreme weather patterns are associated with increasing frailty of the forest ecosystem. “Over the last few years, we’re seeing alarming waves of tree mortality,” she says. “Multiple species have become highly susceptible to things that wouldn’t normally kill them.”

How, then, to manage future water supply in a climate-changing world?

“Humans will have to learn to be very, very careful with how we use nonrenewable resources like water,” LaBarge says. “We must conserve — not just for people, but for salmon and wildlife and all the other beings that call this place home.”

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1. Kusovnikov House in Moscow

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In the 19 th   century house № 17 on Myasnitskaya street in central Moscow was inhabited by a rich, but very greedy couple – Pyotr and Sofya Kusovnikov, who scrimped on almost everything. Extremely suspicious, they used to hide money from their servants in different places. Once they hid some in the fireplace, but the janitor accidentally burned it when lighting the fire. When she found out, Sofya died instantly of a broken heart, her husband passed away a little later. Since then, the ghost of a hunched old man in a coat has routinely appeared on the street near the house – this is Pyotr Kusovnikov mourning his lost money.

2. Sokol metro station

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During WWI, not far from the modern Sokol station of the Moscow metro, a cemetery for fallen soldiers was located. In 1918, mass executions of White officers and priests by the Reds were held there. All this led to the appearance of ghosts in the dark tunnels of the station. Early in the morning diaphanous figures with festering wounds can be seen there.  

3. St. Michael’s Castle in St. Petersburg

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This castle was a royal residence built by order of Tsar  Paul I. On March 21, 1801, he was killed there by a group of conspirators. It is considered that the restless spirit of the tsar was unable to leave the castle. It appears there in the corridors with a burning candle in its hand.

4.   Znamenskaya Tower in Yaroslavl

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During the Civil War in Russia (1917-1922), a group of White troops held positions in the Volkovsky theater in Yaroslavl. The Red commissar in command of the siege promised to spare their lives. However, he lied and all the Whites were executed at the Znamenskaya Tower. Since then, the ghost of the commissar who didn’t keep his promise has been seen at the place of his crime.

5. Igumnov House in Moscow

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The house at 43 Bolshaya Yakimanka Street in Moscow, also known as “Igumnov House,” serves today as the residence of the French ambassador. It was built at the request of the industrialist Nikolay Igumnov in the late 19 th   century. He settled his young mistress here, but one day caught her with a lover. The lover was kicked out, but the girl was never seen again. It is believed that the outraged Igumnov bricked her up in a wall. During Soviet times, people often saw the ghost of a young girl walking through the walls with deep, plaintive sighs.     

6. House of Rasputin in St. Petersburg

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The flat on the second floor at 64 Gorokhovaya street in St. Petersburg is today a usual residential apartment. However, in the early 20th century it was home to one of the most mystical figures in Russian history – Grigory Rasputin. His ghost sometimes appears here, scaring inhabitants with its clunking steps and grunting in dark corners.

7. House on the Embankment

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This house at 2 Serafimovicha Street, simply known as “House on Embankment,” is among the most famous in the Russian capital, known as the place of residence for the Soviet   crème de la crème : writers, artists, actors, generals, athletes. However, it also has a dark history. During the Great Purge, a campaign of political repressions in the USSR, dozens of the house’s inhabitants were arrested and executed. Today, the house is full of the ghosts of those victims, who sometimes appear in their old dwelling place. 

8. Tower of the old hospital in Ryazan

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Among the high-rise modern buildings at 15 Gorky Street in Ryazan is an old tower – all that remains of the old hospital. At night, a lonely dark figure can be seen walking in this tower. This is the ghost of Alexander Smitten, who administered the hospital more than a century ago.

9. Griboyedov Canal in St. Petersburg

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During a misty night in March, one can see the ghost of a young girl near the Griboyedov Canal in St. Petersburg. Her face is blue because of asphyxiation, and there is a big red mark on her neck caused by a rope. This is famous revolutionary Sophia Perovskaya, who assassinated Tsar Alexander II and was hanged for her deed. To meet this ghost is a bad omen, and can cost nocturnal pedestrians their lives.

10. Nizhny Novgorod Kremlin

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There is a legend that when the Kremlin in Nizhny Novgorod was being built, the constructors were unable to finish one of the towers. It kept falling down. In the end, they decided to make a sacrifice and to build the tower on the blood of the first person who passed by. It happened to be a pregnant woman hurrying to the river for water. She was seized and bricked up in the tower alive. The ghost of a pale woman holding a baby has appeared near this place ever since.

11. Oldenburg Palace near Voronezh

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Built in the late 19th century, the palace belonged to Princess Eugenia of Leuchtenberg. Today her ghost rises from the deep casemates of the palace to wander through its rooms and corridors. There is also another ghost there, much older — the ghost of a young peasant girl. It is even said that Princess Eugenia saw it when she was alive.

12. Stalin’s country house near Sochi

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Stalin’s ghost can be seen at his country house, located today within the Green Groove hotel near Sochi. The “father of the nations” walks in his white jacket, smoking his trademark pipe.

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Malaysia's $100 billion luxury estate was supposed to be a 'living paradise.' Instead, 6 years into development, it's a ghost town full of empty skyscrapers and deserted roads — take a look.

  • Forest City is one of the most controversial developments in Malaysia's history.
  • The $100 billion development is a ghost town with less than 5% of the expected number of residents.
  • Property prices are too high for locals, and foreigners see it as a bad investment, an expert said.

Forest City, a luxury estate in southern Malaysia, is one of the most controversial developments in the country's history. Six years into development, the $100 billion estate is already a ghost town.

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The development is in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, just north of Singapore. It was built by Country Garden, China's largest property developer.

Forest City is huge: It spreads across 1,740 hectares , or four times the size of city-state Monaco. Around 700,000 people were initially expected to live in the estate.

But as of 2019, only around 500 people lived in the estate, according to a 2019 report by Foreign Policy . An expert who declined to be named for security reasons told me the estate's population has since grown to several thousand — which is still less than 5% of the expected number of residents.

Country Garden declined to comment on the number of residents in the development.

In early May, I flew from Singapore to Malaysia and then took a car to Forest City. As my taxi driver drove into the city, I was struck by the size of the development — it felt like I had been transported into a futuristic movie set.

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While I waited for my car at the airport in Johor Bahru, I asked a couple of locals about Forest City. Many of them didn't know anything about it. One person told me it was remote, and another described it as an enclave, but that was all the information I could gather.

As we drove into Forest City, I saw signs of development everywhere: dozens of luxury apartment buildings, a sales gallery, a mall, an international school, and two resorts.

What I didn't see were signs of life.

Once I got to the reclaimed island, I paid a visit to Forest City's showroom. A massive model of the development was the centerpiece of the showroom. Many apartments were labeled "selling fast" or "sold out."

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Country Garden told me it has sold more than 20,000 residential units to date. It is unclear exactly how many units have been constructed in Forest City.

Prices in the development have soared in the past couple of years. In 2017, apartment prices in Forest City started at 740,864 Malaysia ringgit ($170,000).

Today, condo apartments in the development retail for as much as 5 million Malaysia ringgit ($1.14 million). For comparison, the average sale price of property in Johor Bahru, where Forest City is located, is 619,633 Malaysia ringgit ($141,000).

Next, I headed over to a residential area called Kylin Apartment Complex. It looked big enough to accommodate hundreds of people, but the streets leading up to it were empty — I only saw one or two cars.

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This would continue to be a theme repeated time and time again throughout my visit: structures built on a huge scale, almost completely devoid of any human presence.

One staff member, who, like everyone else, declined to be named, told me that around 20 people live in the complex. Even so, many buildings continue to be maintained by workers and cleaners, according to a 2022 report by Malaysia Now.

Every shop I saw in the complex appeared to be closed, empty, or abandoned.

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Chinese restaurant Shun De Gong and Singaporean wedding company Venlis are among the businesses that used to operate in the vicinity.

One staff member told me the stores have been closed or vacated for over two years.

Many retail spaces appeared to be used for storage. I peered through the windows and saw carton boxes and prop furniture.

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There were three eateries open during my visit to the reclaimed island. Even then, I only saw a handful of people dining at the restaurants that were open.

There are two resorts in Forest City. At the time of my visit, one of them had been closed for two years, according to a security guard I spoke to at Kylin Apartment Complex. Out back, dragonflies were breeding in the pool, and the water looked discolored.

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The tinted doors of Forest City Marina Hotel were locked, but there was a security guard manning the lobby inside.

The only other hotel in the development is called Forest City Golf Hotel. I spent three nights in a deluxe suite there, and unlike the rest of Forest City, it was bustling with people, mostly golf enthusiasts from around the region.

As I headed for the beach, I found an open-air wedding venue. The trellis was decorated with fresh flowers, striking a stark contract with the tarnished benches and pillars.

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I looked online to see if there were people who were married in the resort, but couldn't find any.

It wasn't until I got to the beach that I saw signs of life.

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Signs on the beach warned people not to swim in the ocean. There was only one boat, which belonged to Forest City, docked on the shore.

Down on the beach, I found dozens of discarded beer bottles.

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Malaysia's Sharia Law forbids Malaysian Muslims from drinking alcohol and vendors from selling alcohol to Muslims. The country has the third-highest alcohol tax in the world, behind Norway and Singapore.

Forest City, however, is in Malaysia's Iskandar Special Economic Zone , which gives it duty-free zone status and makes items like alcohol and cigarettes very cheap.

I spoke to a Malaysian couple who was vacationing from a neighboring state. One of them said people only visited Forest City to drink, and that "without the duty-free, there would be no people."

Later, I stumbled upon the estate's mall, where the lights were flickering and the smell of cigarettes wafted through the air. "No smoking" signs were plastered on walls.

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The mall was huge, but, with the exception of one cafe, there were barely any businesses operating. Cigarette butts were discarded on the escalators and floor.

An online review posted a year ago described the mall as very quiet. Things did not seem any different during my visit.

Finally, I spotted the duty-free shop — and, just as the couple on the beach had said, it was indeed full of people. It was the busiest spot in the entire development.

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Most of the people I saw were buying alcohol and cigarettes.

People are allowed to purchase up to one crate of beer, per a 2021 report that quoted Malaysia Crime Watch chairman R. Sri Sanjeevan . Forest City has checkpoints that ensure duty-free items are not smuggled out.

At dusk, groups of people began gathering in the mall's lobby and drinking. I asked a dozen people if they lived in Forest City, the answer was always the same: They said they were visiting from other parts of Malaysia.

But Forest City's problems run deeper than merely its lack of interest among buyers and visitors. While it has lauded itself a "living paradise" and a "green, futuristic city," some experts have described it as an ecological ticking time bomb.

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Forest City is partially built on reclaimed land from the Straits of Johor. Around 163 million cubic meters of sand were dumped into the ocean to build the city.

Some experts say the rapid speed of construction coupled with the reclamation of land is a dangerous combination.

"In spite of the technological innovations used to reclaim and build, sand dumped on mud seabed needs more than the publicised time to settle," Serina Rahman, a Malaysia-based scientist and researcher, wrote in her 2017 book "Johor's Forest City Faces Critical Challenges." Cracks have appeared on some of the estate's buildings and sections of road have sunk into the ground, she wrote.

Country Garden told me the company had obtained "all the relevant approvals and permits for its development" and the construction of the city was in "accordance with the laws and regulations." The company added that it has "never neglected the natural landscape, environmental protection and CSR initiatives."

Several locals and experts alike said the construction of Forest City took a particular toll on fishermen who lived in nearby villages.

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I followed a road to the outskirts of Forest City and into a nearby fishing village, where I met Serina, the scientist whose research focuses on Forest City's effects on fishing villages.

The pattern of land reclamation in the Straits of Johor — only part of which can be attributed to Forest City — has also led to a severe decline in the amount of fish local fisherman are able to catch, Serina said.

"Fishermen can hardly get 20 kilograms when they're out at sea," Serina said. "The boats are small and because of the land reclamation projects, they have to go further into the sea, making their jobs even more dangerous."

One local told me fishermen will "die before they catch fish."

Country Garden spent $25 million in compensation to some 250 fishermen for losses in their catches, according to a 2018 report from environmental site Mongabay.

On a road that leads back to mainland Johor Bahru, I found a shed surrounded by debris. Forest City housed its construction workers on sites similar to this one, several locals told me. The development's logo was displayed right outside the shed.

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One local told me thousands of workers used to live in dormitories that were built in their villages.

In the shed I found a handful of men, who spoke minimal English but said they worked for Forest City. Most of them were from Myanmar, India, and Bangladesh.

The development's workforce comprised of low-wage workers from South Asia or mainland China, Foreign Policy reported in 2019. Some had entered Malaysia on social visit passes, but were forced to return home after learning of their illegal work status, or that they were going to be paid much less than they anticipated, according to an investigative report by local news outlet Malaysiakini.  

Serina wrote in a 2017 report with the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore that Forest City restricted the movement of workers in the evenings by setting up guard posts. Many workers had not received their salaries and some raided a nearby island for food, she wrote, citing local media reports.

Country Garden declined to comment on the reports by Malaysiakini and Serina. The company told me the workers, who worked for a contractor hired by the company, leased sites for a "workers camp." The company added that it no longer leases these camps.

As evening settled around the development, the skyscrapers remained tellingly dark. Only a few apartments lit up at night.

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Muhammad Najib Razali, a professor of real estate at Malaysia Technology University, has conducted extensive research on urban planning and real estate in Johor Bahru. I met him in Forest City and asked him why the development was so empty.

"The main reason is that the apartments are expensive — they are unaffordable for locals," he said. The median annual salary in Malaysia was 24,744 Malaysia ringgit (around $5,651) in 2020.

As for foreign buyers, there's another obstacle keeping them from snapping up property. "We spoke to the developer and they told us that its main target buyers are Singaporeans and foreigners," Najib said.

But Singaporeans have been dissuaded by the number of failed projects in Malaysia, he continued. In 2021, there were 79 abandoned housing projects in the country. While Forest City continues to be a development in progress, its reputation as a ghost town does not help its bid to attract global buyers.

"The property has failed to attract Singaporeans, who prefer to look and see the properties in person first before buying," he said.

Country Garden, for its part, believes the development will thrive in the future — though it acknowledges that future may not be a near one.

"As the economic activities resume and travel bans are lifted, we are looking forward to Forest City to thrive again," the company told me in an email. "The process will definitely take some time and not by immediate effect."

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“ els. We stayed two nights, and now live on, with fond memories of our visit to Big Bend National Park and the El Dorado Hot ” in 3 reviews

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“ Patricks Day on the way to the ghost town , our waitress was very friendly (donning a green wig) and recommended the tacos. ” in 7 reviews

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“ They were very accommodating to kids and dogs, decent food (quesadillas and black and blu salad), and cold beer . ” in 3 reviews

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It was nearly 4am. We had been driving all night, on a spontaneous road trip to Big Bend. In the pitch dark of night we tried motel after motel, all were closed up tight and had no facilities to gain lodging despite there being 'night phones' at some places. In the distance we saw a purple light - the alternating red and blue of an 'open' sign. Our spirits lifted greatly by the prospect of not having to sleep in the car, we pulled in to find a group of people enjoying the stars with some beers, and a drunken older gentleman who seemed to recall that he did, in fact, have the ability to put us up in a room. My boyfriend went to the office with one of the staff and returned with a room key, receipt, and two beers. We were invited to join the staff on their patio for drinks and conversation, and we saw the majestic beauty of the milky way on a night with no moon. The owner told us the story of how he built the place, bit by bit, and I found that our room had a significant amount of charm, and was clean. The shower ran hot, the air conditioning ran cold, and the room was clearly decorated by hand, which was a nice change of pace from the generic art found in chain hotels. We stayed two nights, and now live on, with fond memories of our visit to Big Bend National Park and the El Dorado Hotel.

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I really LOVED it here. The room was huge, the bed was comfy, we had a huge deck, and we were just steps away from the High Sierra Bar and Grill. But $240+ was a little steep for a room with so many things wrong. The huge jacuzzi tub did not work, the shower was just a trickle of water, the window screen was ripped to shreds so we couldn't sleep with the window open, and the fridge wouldn't close. I would still stay there again, though.

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Very unclean facilities. I was stung by a scorpion in my own room which totally ruined our trip to Big Bend. I cannot believe they're able to charge this much for a motel room that is not clean. I definitely recommend staying in an RV or at Lajitas resort or base camp terljngua if you visit big bend.

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I arrived to check in - there is no front desk; I went to the bar at the adjoining High Sierra. The bartender said I needed a code for the room lock, which was in a confirmation email sent earlier. I did not have this. This earned me a lecture on what an idiot I was not to have saved it, since it said "save this email", and how ignorant I was of the ways of the desert - these apparently include zero customer service. After I endured this, he condescended to text the owner and retrieve the key code. Apparently this happens several times a week (he must be getting tired of lecturing hotel customers). Any rational hotel manager might realize that a system which locks out several paid customers every week is very poor and should be changed - not the Eldorado manager, though. The room was OK, but spartan. No chair. You have to flip a switch and wait a half hour to get hot water - no label identifies the switch, or which position is on. All this might be tolerable in a $75 budget motel - it's way out of line for the $150 charged. BTW, there is an additional $25 fee for "cleaning" - which you might think is a pretty basic service that should be part of the room charge, but no. Avoid this place unless the alternative is sleeping in the desert; or maybe even if it is.

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If this hotel wasn't close to Big Bend, there wouldn't be so many reviews giving it a pass. This place is awful. There is no WiFi, despite the insistence of the incompetent manager. The water never gets above lukewarm. No ice, no TV. There was a cockroach crawling up my wall. The whole place looks like it's due to fall apart. Stay in an Air BnB if you go to Big Bend. Skip the HeEl Dorado.

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Very cute hotel and perfectly Terlingua. Great location and easy to get to. There is no TV and you have to wait to have the hot water heat up before you can shower. Very comfortable beds.

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4 nights!!! No room service- 3 towels- 1 hand towel- No TV- No ice- No hot water- was told to flip the breaker- should come on!! Seriously - accidentally sent me message - meant for worker- " give their room to next customer " KNOWING the hot water wasn't working!!!! Restaurant staff - (hotel worker) were drunk the entire visit! Food was awful and very expensive for what you get! Place is falling apart- (RAT HOLE) Mean while - owner in mansion on the hill- looks down and laughs upon us who pay to stay there. ABSOLUTELY WORST HOTEL IVE EVER STAYED AT!

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The hotel is OK. For a ghost town atmosphere it's not bad at all. We booked last minute for a spring break trip and were able to get a room here. The room was clean, the AC was cold, and the shower worked well. There was no TV (probably worked out for the best) and the WiFi appears to shut off at night, so plan accordingly. There are picnic tables outside where you can have a beer in the evening and meet your neighbors. We had some good random conversations over the few nights we were there. The restaurant and bar across the parking lot serves as the motel office and will serve setups to your room if you would like. We ate there one evening and the food was very good and the service was excellent. Overall, it's decent place to sleep and to clean up between activities in the area.

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I was super hopeful about this hotel based on its proximity to Big Bend (only ~10 min!) but man was I let down. We arrived around 3pm and were hoping to check if our room was ready but was quickly informed by the bar staff that the "hotel lady" doesn't even get there until 4pm and usually doesn't do early check ins. Once we came back later that day we get our key from the bartender... oh and there is NO KEY... ITS A CODE. The room didn't look too disastrous except for the toe nail clippings... broken tiles... basically no hot water... non working TV remote with only 4 channels. Later that night a man at the bar came in saying his code didn't work and the waitress was frantically trying to get in touch with a manager for over an hour with no answer. Finally a cook came out and reset the mans room code and loudly yelled it out along w his room number. I should have gotten the clue when we tried calling the hotel number multiple times throughout several days with no answer. Never ever staying here again.

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Stayed two nights here for a trip out to West, TX and to hike Big Bend. The front desk lady is delightful, booking was super easy, and for the price -- I cannot complain. I highly recommend El Dorado to anyone seeking travel to Big Bend!!

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TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom has started gradual localization of rare-earth magnets manufacturing for wind power plants generators. The first sets of magnets have been manufactured and shipped to the customer.

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In total, the contract between Elemash Magnit LLC (an enterprise of TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom in Elektrostal, Moscow region) and Red Wind B.V. (a joint venture of NovaWind JSC and the Dutch company Lagerwey) foresees manufacturing and supply over 200 sets of magnets. One set is designed to produce one power generator.

“The project includes gradual localization of magnets manufacturing in Russia, decreasing dependence on imports. We consider production of magnets as a promising sector for TVEL’s metallurgical business development. In this regard, our company does have the relevant research and technological expertise for creation of Russia’s first large-scale full cycle production of permanent rare-earth magnets,” commented Natalia Nikipelova, President of TVEL JSC.

“NovaWind, as the nuclear industry integrator for wind power projects, not only made-up an efficient supply chain, but also contributed to the development of inter-divisional cooperation and new expertise of Rosatom enterprises. TVEL has mastered a unique technology for the production of magnets for wind turbine generators. These technologies will be undoubtedly in demand in other areas as well,” noted Alexander Korchagin, Director General of NovaWind JSC.

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TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom incorporates enterprises for the fabrication of nuclear fuel, conversion and enrichment of uranium, production of gas centrifuges, as well as research and design organizations. It is the only supplier of nuclear fuel for Russian nuclear power plants. TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom provides nuclear fuel for 73 power reactors in 13 countries worldwide, research reactors in eight countries, as well as transport reactors of the Russian nuclear fleet. Every sixth power reactor in the world operates on fuel manufactured by TVEL. www.tvel.ru

NovaWind JSC is a division of Rosatom; its primary objective is to consolidate the State Corporation's efforts in advanced segments and technological platforms of the electric power sector. The company was founded in 2017. NovaWind consolidates all of the Rosatom’s wind energy assets – from design and construction to power engineering and operation of wind farms.

Overall, by 2023, enterprises operating under the management of NovaWind JSC, will install 1 GW of wind farms. http://novawind.ru

Elemash Magnit LLC is a subsidiary of Kovrov Mechanical Plant (an enterprise of the TVEL Fuel Company of Rosatom) and its main supplier of magnets for production of gas centrifuges. The company also produces magnets for other industries, in particular, for the automotive

industry. The production facilities of Elemash Magnit LLC are located in the city of Elektrostal, Moscow Region, at the site of Elemash Machine-Building Plant (a nuclear fuel fabrication facility of TVEL Fuel Company).

Rosatom is a global actor on the world’s nuclear technology market. Its leading edge stems from a number of competitive strengths, one of which is assets and competences at hand in all nuclear segments. Rosatom incorporates companies from all stages of the technological chain, such as uranium mining and enrichment, nuclear fuel fabrication, equipment manufacture and engineering, operation of nuclear power plants, and management of spent nuclear fuel and nuclear waste. Nowadays, Rosatom brings together about 350 enterprises and organizations with the workforce above 250 K. https://rosatom.ru/en/

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