Ghost Towns in the Southwest
There are over 3,800 ghost towns in the United States and most were abandoned in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Some of these are scraps of wood and block remnants while others have restored buildings. A few have been turned into state and national parks!
There are so many ghost towns in the southwest, there are way too many to list on one page so we have broken them down by state, county, and town to make it easier to find the ghost towns to explore in the area you are looking for.
Some ghost towns may require 4×4 or high-clearance vehicles to access them. If this limits your ability to view the ghost town of your choice, check out ghost town tours to take you there safely
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Arizona Ghost Towns
Arizona is home to 133 ghost towns.
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California Ghost Towns
California has 346 ghost towns and is home to the oldest ghost town, Bodie, California, which was founded in 1876.
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Nevada Ghost Towns
Nevada is home to a lot of ghost towns that were old mining towns and “stopping points” between other states and California during the gold rush.
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Utah Ghost Towns
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