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The Mojave Desert Sights

Cerro Gordo Ghost Town

  • Ghost Town

Updated 05/05/2014

Fodor's Review

Discovered by Mexican miner Pablo Flores in 1865, Cerro Gordo was California's biggest producer of silver and lead, raking in almost $13 million before it shut down in 1959. Today, the privately owned ghost town offers overnight accommodations in the Belshaw House and the Bunkhouse for $150 per night (up to five people), billing itself the only bed-and-cook-your-own-breakfast ghost town in the world. Visit during the summer, as the 8,300-foot elevation proves

impassable during the winter. Four-wheel-drive is recommended for the steep road into the ghost town. Admission includes a tour if arranged in advance.

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Phone:

760-876–5030

Updated 05/05/2014

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