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Garnet Ghost Town, Missoula

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  • Driving west towards Missoula the signs and road are a joke. When you finally get to the 11 miles of hell, the road is poorly marked, we removed fallen trees from the road which one fell right in fron...  more »
  • So I had the day off and I am staying in Hamilton for work....and I looked on Trip Advisor and saw that there was a ghost town nearby. (Roughly 2 hour drive) So I just had to go since it's October and...  more »
  • Beautiful setting at around 8,000 feet above sea level. The remains of an old mining settlement that had a short and productive life before the miners packed up and moved to other mining sites. Remain...  more »
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  • Great historical location. My ancestors were here in this town back when it was a thriving community! The way they have carefully restored and preserved the structures makes it feel authentic.
  • They had very informed and nice tour volunteers, the antiques and building where well kept, each building had information about it and it's purpose outside, and it wasn't a hard walk. Overall a cool and new experience.
  • What a neat ghost town! It's well preserved, so much so, that you can actually go up stairs in the old hotel and check it out. If I remember correctly, the groundskeeper said everything is original except they do fix the roofs and added a banister for the hotel to make it safe. It's very safe and easy to walk around here and there's minimal vandalism. Lots of old furniture, tools, a saddlery, and more. The groundskeeper is very friendly and knowledgeable and can answer probably any question you lob at him. The road in off Highway 200 was very nice in June. It's 13 miles and well marked. The first 3 miles are paved and the remaining 10 are gravel and dirt. Easy for a 2WD low profile car. It's narrow, so careful coming around the blind corners because you sometimes have to move far over to make room for oncoming traffic. It could be a little too tight for a big RV or trailer. It's a few bucks and you put it in an envelope. It's also covered by your annual National Parks pass, so you can just put that on the dash instead.
  • Although it says on the website that Garnet Ghosttown is open, in fact it is not. My granddaughters and I tried to visit yesterday and found the road from Rt 200 snowed in shy of mile marker 8. We decided to hike in over the snowy road (no easy feat; the snow was deep and melting) and when we got there discovered no one working there, no drinking water, all the main buildings shut up tight still. We met some women who had come in from the other road and their car was stuck in the snow. Still, we had a great time and nice adventure. And we had the place to ourselves. If you are looking for something more civilized (like being able to drive there and get into the buildings), maybe call first to see if it is actually open.
  • We took the kids on an adventure :) to road is finally clear. Took lots of pics ,saw lots of stuff:) kids are free. Adults are 3$ each. Worth every penny!

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