Top 6 Ghost Towns in the West

Exhausted, disheveled, and abandoned. But in these ghost towns of the Wild West, the legendary lore lives on.

The Wild West was a time where cowboys, pioneers, and gunslingers reigned. The unruly, action-packed era left treasure seekers eager to move along to a new town once the silver and gold ran dry to explore more of the uncharted frontier. But unfortunately, the gold rush and great expansion West left once-popular towns in the dust and frozen in time. Lost but not forgotten, these well-preserved Western ghost towns give us a glimpse into what life was like for the adventurous Americans who braved the unknown and built a community deep in isolation, just for the chance to strike it rich.