Ghost Towns, Mines, and More!


Cloverdale, NV

One of the most photogenic ghost sites in Nevada, this old ranch northwest of Tonopah began as a stage stop in 1865. It even had a post office for a brief time in 1888. The grassy, spring-fed meadow is still in use today, as well as a modern corral, but the buildings have fallen into decay.

My first visit to this site was way back in 1989, and I’ve posted some photos from that trip here so you can see how much it’s changed.

Because there is so much to see at this site, I’ve decided to provide a separate page for each area of interest. Below you’ll see a few photos of each structure. Clicking on any of these will take you to that structure’s page, where you will be able to see many more photos showing all details of the structure and its surroundings.

Updated August 2016.

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Cloverdale, NV: The House

A wooden, two-room cabin built among the remains of an older stone building.

Cloverdale, NV: The Bunkhouse and Adobe Dugout

The larger of these buildings may have originally been a bunkhouse. At some point it was converted to other uses -- a large opening cut into one end and other modifications were made. The other building is a dugout constructed of adobe and rock, with a dirt-covered log roof and an enclosed, wooden porch.

Cloverdale, NV: The Stone Cabin

A small cabin built primarily of stone, set into the hillside. There used to be a wooden cabin alongside it, but that building collapsed a few years ago.

Cloverdale, NV: The Barn

The stone barn used to be a real gem but has deteriorated badly in the last few years. Still a very interesting structure.