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Visit These 8 Creepy Ghost Towns In New Mexico At Your Own Risk

Overgrown cemeteries. Crumbling walls. Doors hanging open as if a building’s occupants might return any moment. Ghost towns are inherently unnerving, but they’re also fascinating snapshots of the past. Sometimes residents drift away gradually. Other times people abandon towns quickly, due to a tragedy or because of lost economic opportunities. Here are 8 of the many ghost towns located in New Mexico.

Have you visited any of these places? Do you find ghost towns creepy, intriguing, or just sad? Let us know about your ghost town explorations.

Juliet White
New Mexico staff writer for Only In Your State and freelance writer. A committed travel junkie, Juliet has lived on two continents, but believes that the sunsets in New Mexico are the best. She can be reached on Twitter @JulietWrites.