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Garnet Ghost Town, Missoula

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  • Fun to go back in time and visit this town in the beautiful Montana mountains. Drive an a dirt road fora bit but it was a pretty good road.  more »
  • Don't go in January. Got stuck up the mountain (nowhere to turn around) and had to find a kind stranger to help dig out the car and go down the mountain in reverse. No network, so it was not possible....  more »
  • We happened upon the sign for this ghost town while driving to Helena and decided to venture down the 10-mile dirt road. So glad we did! It is amazingly well preserved and easy to imagine what it...  more »
  • Garnet Ghost Town has always been one of my favorite places to visit. They have done a spectacular job with preserving it. They have tour maps available there that tell you what the buildings are. Most of them are open for you to be able to go into and explore. There is a fee to visit there, I believe it is $5 a person, or $20 a family. The placards outside the buildings give a great history of them. There is a gift shop there, and an on site Ranger until 4pm. I definitely recommend visiting there, but make sure you have good tires on your car as it is a few miles up a winding dirt road.
  • Places like Garnet are just amazing to go to with the next generation. It's the link to a past that we shouldn't forget. It is an easy hike down to the town and a nice drive up the mountain to where you park. We even had Huckleberry bushes to snack from while we waited for the rest of our party to arrive. The staff was on hand and very knowledgeable and friendly to answer any questions we had. Must see for Montana 👍
  • Cool place to explore and imagine a time when people lived here. We made it up the south dirt road in a pick up and a minivan. The road is maintained, but you'll need to know how to drive up a steep slippery (loose rocks) incline. We made it no problem. The town closes at 4:30, but you can do a self guided tour until dusk. The lighting was really nice around 6!
  • My dad brought me here as a child, figured if it gave me memories I still have today that my kids would probably follow suit. They're city kids, but they were super into the history and all the old equipment everywhere. Definitely a place to leave a lasting impression.
  • The place has been very well maintained and restored, but the road to get there was no fun. 10 miles of windy, rough and steep road to get there. Once you get up there though it is very nice. Easy path to walk to the town. I'd say you'd need an hour tops to see everything. We didn't make it to the mine, just the town.

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