Granite Ghost Town State Park, Philipsburg

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  • August 15, 2017
    This little ghost town is out of the way, about 10 mi from bearmouth. You can bring your pet! It's $3/adult to enter, you'll have to fill out a tag and everything. Not a lot of the buildings are open ...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    This was one of our stops during our ATV tour (Montana ATV Adventures with Richard - a must do!!) Originally a silver mine and abandoned in (I think ) 1890 Granite was an awesome stop on our tour! It ...  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    The road to the ghost town was only good for suburbanites or four wheel drive vehicles. Treacherous to say the least. Once there, nothing much to see unless one is prepared for a three plus hour hike.  more »
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  • March 26, 2017
    Granite was once a silver mining town that included, but was not limited to, 18 saloons. With all the silver rushing in, 1880's Montanans had it going on. Brothels, liquor, a union hall, and a school house were enjoyed by about 3,000 people. That all changed in 1893 when the price of silver plummeted, leaving only 140 people in town just a year later. Today, the ruins of Granite are eerily beautiful. The brick walls of many structures remain standing tall like the trees reaching up through their absent roofs. The town is pretty spread out and it's easy to lose track of your group if you split up. Everything is enter at your own risk. It isn't safe, but I don't care. I poke around in places I shouldn't and I will definitely die first in a horror movie. Granite is about a 10 minute drive from Philipsburg, which is pretty cute in its own right. The road to the main area is passable for 2WD vehicles, as long as the car isn't super low to the ground. Some of the spur roads require high clearance 4WD, but you can walk to everything from the easy road. We did see a black bear down the road, fair warning
  • July 4, 2017
    A nice walk in the woods with decrepit mining structures.
  • June 29, 2017
    Wow

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