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What are your favorite Ghost/Mining towns in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana? I have looked up some, but I'm interested in an RVers point of view. We have a 25' Class C with no tow, I'll need half way decent approach roads. Once I get some ideas I'll connect the dots later!!


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I think the one of the most complete ghost town that we've seen is Granite MT. The road in was a standard western well maintained gravel road.

Not on your list of states but we visited Bayhorse Ghost Town just south of Challis ID. It is largely intact but the buildings are barricaded off so you cannot look inside. It is easily accessable maybe 5 miles off Hwy 75.

In Colorado Animas Forks is a very well preserved town that you can walk around and thru the buildings. It's near Silverton and there was a fair sized crowd looking at the town when we were there. Again there is a good road in from Silverton tho the roads out to Engineer Pass and the Alpine loop would not be a good idea for your camper...heh.


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Tin Cup near Taylor Lake in Colorado.


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Our favorite was Bannack State Park in SW Montana. They have two nice campgrounds there within walking distance of the ghost town and you can get in easily and out. We did and we're towing a 35' FW. Look on Campendium, under Dillon, MT, and you'll see my review.


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Our favorite was Bannack State Park in SW Montana. They have two nice campgrounds there within walking distance of the ghost town and you can get in easily and out. We did and we're towing a 35' FW. Look on Campendium, under Dillon, MT, and you'll see my review.


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Garnet Mt. It's NE of Missoula off Mt 200 a little past Potomac turn on Garnet Range rd. Another off that road is Coloma but that's all fallen down





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I had a distant cousin that was a Sheriff in Virginia City, MT many years ago. I hope that he was not the one that arranged for the stage coaches from Virginia City to Bannock to be robbed. That sheriff was eventually hanged for his indiscretion. I have not done much research into that history?

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Utah:
1. Stateline, located north of Modena.
2. Frisco
3. Eureka

Montana:
1. Coolidge

Colorado:
1. Leadville area. Gilman and Red Cliff area on hwy 24. The moly mine that is active again north of Leadville on hwy 91. There are a bunch of structures just east and SE if Leadville (go east on 7th right out of town).

If you make it to Nevada...
Gold Hill, south of wendover (it's technically in utah).
A few sights if you make it west of elko (just south of Crescent Valley).


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Check here for more Mt towns https://www.visitmt.com/things-to-do/history/ghost-towns.html

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Thanks folks this info is just what I'm looking for. This summer we have 10 weeks mid June to the end of August to again explore our great country. We figure to be at Mesa Verde NP the end of June to check out the spots we missed on our last visit. I'll add these to my list of other interesting out of the way places we would like to visit, plot their location on my paper maps, yes paper maps, and see what routes pop up.

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