Rhyolite Ghost Town | Death Valley, Nevada

Rhyolite Ghost Town | Death Valley, Nevada

Of all the early 1900’s gold rush ghost towns in the greater Death Valley area, Rhyolite was the most elaborate with the largest population. Rhyolite grew from a 2-tent mining camp in 1904 to a town with a population of 10,000 including the amenities of much larger U.S. cities of the day by 1907. Then, by 1910 with the decline of gold production in its Montgomery Shoshone Mine, Rhyolite was down to a population of 675. By 1920, only 13 years after its heyday, Rhyolite had only 14 residents. Route details: Wander around the town + high view from surrounding hills and mines. Click image or title above for more…