Garnet Ghost Town - An Eerie Glimpse Into Montana's Gold Rush History
Distance from Mt. Forge: 2 hour 10 minute drive
From the 1860s to the 1890s there was a gold rush in the hills of Montana. Gold was struck and people flocked from all over to try and earn fortunes for themselves. Today there are several ghost towns that are still preserved with original buildings still standing.
We took an adventure to Garnet Ghost town to see for ourselves. Garnet is located up on top of a mountain next to some beautiful campgrounds and hiking trails. We spend a couple hours walking around the trails and the town and it was amazing to see the classic style buildings and feel like you're going back in time. Everything is very well preserved and incredibly informative. There's even a cabin on site that you can rent in the fall and winter months. We most definitely plan on returning to see it for ourselves.