Granite Ghost Town State Park

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Granite Ghost Town State Park

Montana

(406) 542-5500

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Overview

The remnants of this once thriving 1890s silver boomtown bear stark witness to Montana's boom-and-bust mining history. The park preserves the Granite Mine Superintendent's House and ruins of the old miners' Union Hall, which have been included in the Historic American Buildings Survey. The road from Philipsburg to Granite gains 1,280 feet in elevation. The road is narrow, steep and winding. Be prepared to pull over for oncoming traffic and enjoy the vistas. A vehicle with good clearance is recommended, and RVs and trailers may not be able to make it up the road. The park provides ample opportunities for photographing the historic buildings. The area is also incredibly scenic and nature photographers will make good use of their cameras. Adventurous cyclists can attempt the climb up to the park and explore the area by bike. Please plan to pack out all your trash. There are no designated camping areas or water sources.

Map of Granite Ghost Town (MT)

Latitude, Longitude: 46.319000, -113.257000

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    Adventurous cyclists can attempt the climb up to the park and explore the area by bike.

  • Historic Sites

    The remnants of this once thriving 1890's silver boomtown bear stark witness to Montana's boom-and-bust mining history. The park preserves the Granite Mine Superintendent's House and ruins of the old miners' Union Hall, which have been included in the Historic American Buildings Survey.

Seasonality/Weather

The park is only open from May through September.

Directions

Driving

From the flashing light/stop sign in the middle of Philipsburg, turn right. Just past the railroad trestle, turn left. Follow this gravel road for approximately a mile, then turn right at the sign marking the way. Granite is approximately 4 miles from Philipsburg townsite.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(406) 542-5500

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