Throwing it back to June’s massive road trip again today. Check out the bottom of this post for links to previous posts.
After a short stop at a neat old cemetery and some ooh-ing and
I managed to find Winton while searching for ghost towns near where we were right before losing service. We really had no idea what to expect as we drove twenty some minutes out of our way down a bumpy dirt road but Winton at least sounded like it was worth checking out.
The road progressively got worse and worse until we finally spotted the ruins of a building. The road leading up to the building was far too deteriorated for our rental car so we pulled off, parked, and grabbed our camera gear.
Established in the 1920s, Winton was a small mining town with roughly 700 residents of all different nationalities. The mines closed in 1952 and that began the downfall of the town. Over the next few
When we first pulled up, I was a bit disappointed. From the
As we began to explore I realized just how awesome Winton was. There was far more than meets the eye initially. More ruins than you could shake a stick at! I have no idea how long we were there but it felt like every few minutes we were discovering a spot where a building once stood.
We explored until we were too hungry to go on, leaving knowing that there was still lots left to discover. I love leaving a place wanting more. It gives me an excuse to come
Until next time, Winton! xoxo
More posts from this trip;
- Ohio to Arizona & back
- the abandoned Anasazi Inn
- Mel Gould’s
- Mountainview Cemetery + Wild Horses
- road tripping – abandoned gas station
- ghost town – Piedmont, WY
- ghost town – Two Guns, AZ
- Twin Arrows, AZ
- 2019 road trip video!
Check out even more road trip posts under the ‘travel‘ tag & more ghost towns here.