Explore New Mexico's ghost towns, relics of the Wild West and mining era. These abandoned places evoke a unique blend of magic and desolation, a captivating journey through time.
A Wild West relic, harboring the legends of outlaws like Billy the Kid. Rooted in silver mining history since 1870, now part of private land, open for weekend visits.
28 miles south of Santa Fe, is a historic mining town. Visit the Mining Museum and explore galleries, post office, and hiking trails in Cerrillos Hills State Park. Filming location for movies.
Tells a story of Native Americans, Spanish settlers, and gold miners. The town thrived on gold mining until the 1930s. Today, it stands as a photogenic ghost town, with the restored Catholic Church of San Francisco.
Emerged in the 20th century around coal mining. Abandoned in 1930, remnants include power plant foundations, a general store, and more.
A Wild West-style ghost town, thrived on gold mining and railroads. Visit historic buildings and the No Scum Allowed Saloon, frequented by Billy the Kid.
01 Cuervo (*almost a ghost town)
04 Lake Valley