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St. Thomas Ghost Town

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Thomas Sims wrote a review Jan 2021
Las Vegas, Nevada306 contributions65 helpful votes
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Since we were going Valley of Fire, we decided to visit the ghost town. The 3-mile road to access the ruins is not paved. You walk a 2.5-mile loop to see the ruins. There is very little left of the buildings. I recommend this if you are a history buff. I would not drive all the way out there just for this. Add some other stops along the way.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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KMV V wrote a review Mar 2020
Pennsylvania20 contributions11 helpful votes
We have visited many old ghost town sites but never a site that was once underwater. St Thomas also has a unique history in that it was left a ghost town when its first inhabitants, the Mormons, left in 1870. Settlers rebuilt the town in the 1880s only to have to remove when waters began to rise after the completion of Hoover Dam in the mid and late 1930s. To get an idea of the amount of water which has subsided from Lake Meade. A hike to the town site is enlightening. As you stand in the valley, along what was once the tree lined Main Street, the scope of the distance once covered by water is immense. Amazing, more so, that the dam is 54 miles from the site and along the Muddy River not the Colorado. Lake Meade has lost 2/3 of the water it once held. Truly scary thought. The round trip hike from the parking lot & through the town site is almost 3 miles. Among the old building foundations and cut off tree stumps informational placards depict the towns history. We enjoyed our visit.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Getaway771406 wrote a review Jan 2020
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Very interesting. It was a cold , somewhat rainy day. The road in was slippery for my Prius C, but we made it. We saw 3 burros hiking in and out. It was better than I expected.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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64falcon260 wrote a review Jun 2019
San Francisco, California120 contributions39 helpful votes
It is a nice open area hike but little to see and not very interesting. There are other nicer hikes in wave of fire park.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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CRAIG C wrote a review Jun 2019
SALT LAKE CITY163 contributions58 helpful votes
It’s the first week of June and the thermometer reads 107 for our visit. From the end if the dirt road, it’s a 2.5 mile hike....not much to see. Still worth the drive out there just to envision what the Mormons considered a lush valley. There is a bathroom at the end of the dirt road. Good view of the old Overton marina.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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