Step Inside The Creepy, Abandoned Town Of Dawson In New Mexico

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. Are you ready to experience the creepiest abandoned town in New Mexico?

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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 and consider it to be the creepiest abandoned town in New Mexico.

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

Address: Dawson, NM 87740, USA
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Creepiest Abandoned Town In New Mexico

October 01, 2019

What other abandoned places are there in New Mexico?

There are so many abandoned places in New Mexico. For a spooky adventure, head to Hayner Ruby Mine near Las Cruces. This place is eerily fascinating. Nestled among the gorgeous rocks sits the creepy remains of a once thriving mine. This place will make you imagination run wild. Another spooky spot can be found near Magdalena. As you explore the area, you’ll soon come across the ruins of the forgotten Kelly Mine.

Are there any hiking trails to abandoned places in New Mexico?

There aren’t many hiking trails that lead to abandoned places in New Mexico, but there is a spooky adventure waiting for you in Abiquiu. This area is home to Box Canyon, and it’s rumored to be haunted. Hike through the trees and take in the splendid beauty. As you continue your scenic trip, you may come across some paranormal activity. Of course, rumor has it that these ghost stories were created as a ruse. Decades ago, a pair of criminals spread the news that this canyon was home to terrifying spirits. This was most likely done so they could use this area and avoid detection. Whatever the case may be, you’re certain to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere at this New Mexico destination.

What ghost towns can you find in New Mexico?

There are so many fascinating ghost towns in New Mexico. Lake Valley is an spooky place tucked between Nutt and Hillsboro. This mining town once produced about 2.5 million ounces of silver. In 1893, the town started to dwindle. To make matters worse, a startling saloon fire took hold just two years later. The town was overtaken by flames, but some residents clung to their hometown. Lake Valley was officially declared abandoned in 1974 when the last resident passed away.

Address: Dawson, NM 87740, USA