A Mining Town Was Built And Left To Decay In The Middle Of An Idaho Canyon
By Courtnie Erickson|Published January 26, 2022
From Southern Utah to the Panhandle in Idaho, Courtnie Erickson has lived in what she believes are the best (and the most beautiful!) areas in the country. She graduated with a journalism degree from Utah State University and has more than 15 years of professional writing experience. You’ll likely see her with a Dr. Pepper in her hand and a pair of running shoes on her feet. Courtnie is a writer and editor at OnlyInYourState.
Did you know there are more than 100 documented ghost towns scattered around the Gem State? Many of these small towns in Idaho were once thriving, but today, they are left empty and decaying. One of these fascinating abandoned towns is Burke. This town is tucked into the mountains, easily forgotten by many Idahoans. However, if you make the journey to this ghost town, you’ll see many structures that are still standing and you’ll know right away this isn’t your typical ghost town in Idaho.