Montana Big Sky Country has 8 classified ghost towns. One of the more easily recognized ghost towns is Elkhorn located east of Boulder in the Elkhorn Mountains. For a list of Montana Ghost Towns [click here]. Not all of Montana’s historic towns are listed as ghost towns, for a more complete list including mining towns [click here]. For information specifically regarding Elkhorn [click here].
The two buildings pictured above are in great condition and you can even go inside to look around. Being Elkhorn is listed as a State Park and these buildings are well taken care of.
The building in the photo to the left hasn’t much life left in it. Like a few other buildings in Elkhorn it won’t be long and there will be nothing left to see but a marker such as the Hoffman Barbershop Marker pictured for a building that is long gone.
One can only wonder how long this car has sat here and who owned it. What history lesson it could give if only it could talk? During the height of the mine, when millions of dollars of ore was being removed, some 2,500 people supposedly lived there.
The three-legged local resident pictured below was plenty vocal but he didn’t have much history to add about the car or any of the rest of the town.