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Ghost Towns & Almost Ghost Towns Near Las Vegas
Ghost Towns

Southern Nevada:

History enthusiasts can enjoy several ghost towns dating back more than a century surround Las Vegas.  The Nevada Territory was a haven for prospectors looking for various minerals.   Several prospectors became millionaires, unfortunately thousands of miners were among the people who did not strike it rich.  Listed below are some of the more famous ghost towns of southern Nevada, click on each one for a brief description.

Eldorado Canyon - Nelson

Potosi

Rhyolite & Bullfrog Nevada

Searchlight, Nevada

Goodsprings, a mining camp for lead and zinc about 35-miles southwest of Las Vegas.  Visitors will see the remains of mine workings and an abandoned railroad grade.  Goodsprings was a mining settlement in the hills located only seven miles west of Jean, Nevada. Goodsprings served as an important town for milling ore from all the surrounding mines. The refined ore would be transported by wagon to Jean, Nevada where awaiting train cars would be loaded.  Jean, Nevada is a small community found on the I-15 highway that runs from Las Vegas to Los Angeles.

Sandy Valley , just 13-miles west of Good Springs, is home to an old gold mill and a ghost town called Sandy.

Nevada is home to dozens of ghost towns that all have a colorful history and worth visiting.  The Wild West history lives on and these historical ghost towns are a pleasant drive to yesteryear. Their colorful names will turn your imagination loose -- names like Bullfrog, Goldpoint, Aurora, Rhyolite, Jumpertown, Amargosa, Tonopah and hundreds more.

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