The Abandoned Town In New Mexico That Most People Stay Far, Far Away From

Today, most people stay away from Dawson, a town located between Cimarron and Raton. Since the cemetery is all that remains of this old mining settlement, that’s not surprising. However, the fact that it’s a ghost town is not what keeps visitors at bay. See, Dawson is a haunted ghost town.

Dawson is located on private property, but you can get close enough to the cemetery to feel a certain tension in the air. That coupled with the unnatural stillness may be why many believe this ghost town to be haunted.

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Dawson is one of hundreds of ghost towns scattered across New Mexico. Some, like Cuervo, remain intact yet creepy, while others are only a memory.