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“one of America's best-preserved ghost towns”
One thousand people called Garnet home in the 1890s as they scoured the mountains for gold. Largely abandoned 20 years later when the gold ran out, today the town is well-preserved and offers a glimpse into the struggles of those early miners and homesteaders. The visitor center has information about 19th century life here. Two rental cabins are available December through April; arrangements need to be made in advance by calling the Missoula Field Office BLM. Depending on weather, the visitor center is open daily from late May through September from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Getting here is a bit of a drive and a good portion of it is over gravel road so be prepared for that. Also the service there is not good at some places and nonexistent at most places so if you... Read more
Garnet Ghost Town
- Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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- Bureau of Land Management (BLM)