NileGuide Expert Says:
Best living ghost town
Outside the City
NileGuide Expert tip:
Four wheel drive vehicles are best for the sometimes rough roads.
Like many western U.S. states, Idaho drew thousands of gold and silver miners in the 19th century. Silver City is one of the few mining towns that exists much as it was in the 1890s. It is not a ghost town per se, since people still live and work there. But it has remained as it was historically.
Many buildings are intact and available to visitors. Sinker Creek Outfitters can take you to the best sites. Visitors like to camp, hike, fish, and sight see.
At 8,000 feet in elevation, Silver City is inaccessible for snow-covered winter months. And it can be quite hot in the dry summer months. Spring and fall are the best times for a visit.