These 12 Well Preserved Ghost Towns In New Mexico Are Frozen In Time

There are people who are willing to drive for three hours to stare at a small piece of crumbling wall because it’s all that remains of a particular ghost town. While it’s important to remember the past and the stories of those who have gone before us, some people want to see more than a plaque or the foundation of a building. If you fall into that category, you’ll love these 12 New Mexico ghost towns. It’s easy to imagine what each one was once like because they all have intact buildings. So read on to discover which New Mexico ghost towns truly appear frozen in time.

It can be tricky to decide what constitutes a ghost town. Does it still count if a handful of residents remain but most of the buildings are abandoned? For the purposes of this article, we’ve included such places because they tend to be better preserved.

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Have you been to any of these abandoned places?

To make ghost town exploration even simpler, we’ve compiled a ghost town road trip that connects several spots together into a convenient loop.