View Full Version : New Mexico ghost towns

03-03-1999, 11:25 AM
Originally posted by Joe

: I just moved to Albuquerque last week and am interested to find out if anybody knows of some good ghost towns within an hour or two from here. I've hear of a couple on the east side of the Sandia Mts. along the Turquoise Trail, such as Madrid.

03-30-2009, 10:31 PM
Depends on what you are looking for. Cerrillos and Madrid are more populated than not. Madrid is sort of an art colony these days. Cerrillos has always been lived in. If you are looking for remote ruins, they aren't. For a real ghost town experience you could head out to Riley or Kelly, a favorite of mine. Grant county has some great sites. The area between I25 and the turquoise trail has some places.