Boom and bust mining operations and their aftermaths go hand-in-hand with Montana’s relatively short settlement history, as is the case with Garnet Ghost Town, a once thriving gold mining settlement of 1,000 inhabitants toward the close of the 19th century. The Bureau of Land Management operates a visitor center and self-guided interpretive trails during the summer months at Garnet, the best preserved and least commercialized ghost town in Big Sky Country, and adventurous folks can ski or snowmobile there during the winter months. More info: http://www.garnetghosttown.net