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The Remnants Of This Abandoned Fort In New Mexico Are Hauntingly Beautiful

For thirty years, the troops at Fort Craig protected those journeying along El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, the 1600-mile trade route between Mexico City and New Mexico’s San Juan Pueblo (now called Ohkay Owingeh). But today, these walls are the only things left to stand sentry. The troops have long since gone, although a flag still billows in the wind. Yet, there’s something haunting, perhaps even beautiful about this place.

The Bureau of Land Management operates this site, which is essentially a historical rest stop. It is free to visit and open during daylight hours.

The Fort Craig National Historic Site is located at 901 Old US Highway 85, Socorro.

Here are some other intriguing abandoned places in New Mexico. Some are ghost towns, while others are simply places that time forgot.

Juliet White
Staff writer for Only In Your State and freelance writer. Juliet can be reached on Twitter @JulietWrites.