• Castle Ghost Town - Castle Town, Montana

      Roadtrip Attraction
      During its 1870s/80s heyday, the lead and silver mining town of Castle was home to as many as 2000 residents (including, it's said, a certain Calamity Jane). Today its a ghost town, accessible via a dusty but relatively easy 9 mile drive west from Lennep on NF Rd 581. It's a very picturesque site with decaying properties dotted along either side of the road. Most are wooden structures but there are one or two stone buildings.

      If you go:
      Before you set off, be aware: all buildings are on private land protected by "No Trespassing" signs.

      Photo by Peter Thody

      National Forest Dev. Road 581
      Castle Town, Montana 59053 USA