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Ghost Town Trips

Scenic adventures to once-booming towns!

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Enjoy a beautiful scenic drive to these haunts, walks through historic landscapes, once- (or still-?) lived-in buildings,

mining history, life in the mountains of Montana, and more!

These are mostly self-guided experiences, though some locations have guided tours by park staff.

All ghost town trips are "Private tours"--reserved just for your group.

All tours begin and end in Missoula, MT--or CONTACT for a customized trip.

* Book online, or contact for availability

Garnet Ghost Town

A drive through the beautiful Blackfoot River corridor precedes the climb up the winding forest road to the famous Garnet Ghost Town. There, you can enjoy numerous historic buildings, walking trails, and visitor center. Want an extended tour? Include an additional gorgeous scenic jaunt to Ovando, MT for a true "tiny town" experience--enjoy lunch or snacks, and more!

Includes park entry fee. Approximately 2 hours are allotted to tour Garnet.

Not available Nov. 1- May 31

Contact MTAS  for solo traveler rates.

Small Group (2-5 passengers):

Tour fee: $377

Basic Tour - Garnet only

Approximate trip time:  approx. 4 hours (including travel time)

Large Group (6-11 passengers):

Tour fee: $414

options available during checkout

Extended "Tiny Town Tour"

- Garnet and Ovando

Approximate trip time:  approx. 6 hours (including travel time)

Small Group (2-5 passengers):

Tour fee: $526

Large Group (6-11 passengers):

Tour fee: $578

Granite Ghost Town

Travel east to the charming town of Philipsburg, MT! We make a quick travel stop before winding up a mountain road to the rustic and wild remains of Granite Ghost Town. On this self-guided tour, you will discover history and dilapidated buildings left from one of the most recently abandoned towns in the area. After exploring the ghost town (approx. 1 hour), we head back down to Philipsburg, and enjoy the gems of the town, from food and drink, to gift shops, gem shops, and more (up to 2 hours)!


Approximately three-and-a-half hours are dedicated to the ghost town and Philipsburg visits, before returning to Missoula.

Tour Length:  Full day (approx. 6.5-7 hours)
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Bannack Ghost Town Tour  

Take a trip back into time to this large, well-preserved, once-booming town in south-central Montana!

One of the largest ghost towns in the Montana, this state park offers plenty, including self-guided or guided tours (seasonal), campground and picnic areas, and more. This full day tour includes a scenic drive from Missoula, approx. 2-2.5 hours at the park, and a 1-hour meal stop.

Contact MTAS  to customize this trip with extra time and/or stops! (Routes and itineraries vary due to seasonal road closures)

Trip time:  Full day
Tour start time:  10:00 am 
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Additional information / Links

Garnet Ghost Town -

Granite Ghost Town -

Bannack State Park -

Philipsburg, MT -

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