The Truly Grim Reality Of 7 Deserted Ghost Towns In New Mexico

If you travel along New Mexico’s backroads, you’ll encounter abandoned buildings and settlements – a legacy of mining boom and busts, and failed ventures. It’s easy to find the sheer number of ghost towns depressing. However, they could equally well be seen as proof of New Mexicans’ resilience, even against tough odds. Here are 7 abandoned places that have almost been erased from our memories:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Have you explored any of our state’s ghost towns?

If you plan on driving out to any of these spots, click on the words “Google Maps” beneath the map of your desired destination and then simply add your starting point.

You may be interested in our past article about well-preserved ghost towns. We even compiled a ghost town road trip for die hard fans of our forgotten past.