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Kirwin Ghost Town Tour

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Private Tour 3 People per Vehicle
Each Vehicle

Enjoy a Private Tour of the Ghost Town of Kirwin

The ghost town of Kirwin, Wyoming is located 34 miles southwest of Meeteetse, Wyoming at the head of the Wood River. Low-quality gold and silver were discovered in this area in 1885 and prospectors began staking their claims. In 1897, the first ore was transported out of the area and the town began to grow. Discover its fascinating history when you join us on an all-inclusive tour, departing daily at 9:00 a.m. and returning at approximately 4:00 p.m.

Kirwin’s population was about 200 people and included a sawmill, boarding houses, a hotel, two stores, a post office, several cabins, stables, and sheds. In February of 1907, a huge avalanche swept through Kirwin and killed three people. After the roads were cleared that spring, everybody abandoned the site – leaving many of their belongings behind. Many of the buildings and equipment are still there today. The U.S. Forest Service and the Wyoming State Preservation Office are working together to stabilize and restore the site for future visitors.

Private tour price includes payment into the park, snacks, beverages, a deli-style lunch (sandwiches on homemade bread, fresh fruit, fresh veggies, potato chips, and a homemade brownie).

What to Bring

  • Feel free to bring your own camera and binoculars
  • Comfortable clothing (it could get chilly depending on the time of year)