The ghost town of Kirwin, Wyoming


Hop back in time to the abandoned mining town of Kirwin, Wyoming.

In the 19th century the bustling mining town of Kirwin, Wyoming featured a general store, mining office, and sawmill.

After an avalanche hit the town, killing three people and destroying property, the town slowly died out.

Visitors can make the trek to Kirwin, tucked high up in the Absaroka Mountains outside of Meeteetse, Wyoming, with the help of a good four-wheel drive vehicle.

The beauty of the area draws visitors each year and, prior to her disappearance, famed aviator Amelia Earhart and her husband were building a cabin just a mile from Kirwin. The project was never completed.


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