This Spooky Small Town In New Mexico Could Be Right Out Of A Horror Movie
New Mexico has hundreds of ghost towns! Some are empty patches of land where towns once stood; in others, mining equipment is all that remains to tell the town’s history. However, a few of New Mexico’s ghost towns are in better condition and exploring them can be an unsettling experience. Houses along with pieces of furniture remain, decaying before your eyes, but there isn’t a soul in sight. Lake Valley is one such place.
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Unlike many New Mexico ghost towns, this one is only partially on private property and you can investigate the portion that is managed by BLM.
You’re allowed to take a self-guided tour Thursday through Monday, between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
If you’re a fan of ghost towns, check out this ghost town road trip that connects several well-preserved New Mexico ghost towns in a convenient loop.
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