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Garnet Ghost Town, Missoula

Categories: Ghost Towns, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web
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  • Unless you are adventurous or have a 4 wheel drive vehicle, come in from the North on 200 and not the south from 90. It's way steeper and rocker and may have you wondering what you've gotten yourself ...  read more »
  • The trip there was almost more exciting than the ghost town -- no ghosts that I noticed. My advice: Take HWY 200 BOTH directions to and from! The I90 road is single lane and super, duper steep! It sca...  read more »
  • Most of the town has burned down or collapsed and there is not much to see. Plus the town is an 11 mile drive and 8 miles are a dirt road. The best part of our visit was when we saw a bear and her 2 c...  read more »
  • Close to Missoula and one of the best preserved Ghost Towns in Montana. An excellent day trip if you're in the Missoula area, or if you're doing the Ghost Town loop; Garnet, Bannack, and Virginia & Nevada City.
  • probably cool but we didn't even get there. The road from Drummond is a very steep narrow ride. It says ten miles out but it is more than ten miles, the signs are not at all informative. After ten miles we just kept passing a bunch of signs and arrows that said 'Garnet' and the road was getting muddy so eventually we just turned around. (get better signs and directions!)
  • Great experience! The town is very well preserved and so many pieces of history to see in the buildings. The kids were very interested in everything, especially the visitor center.
  • Very well kept and preserved landmark. This thing is hidden deep up in the mountain with breathtaking views along the way. Everyone we encountered was friendly and the park was clean and very well maintained. Kudos to the staff who braves the harsh winters out here to keep this thing running and well maintained.
  • A great place to go visit. A well preserved Ghost Town in one of the most beautiful parts of Montana!