10/19/2012 07:04 am ET Updated Dec 19, 2012

10 Western Ghost Towns (PHOTOS)

At Country, we're fascinated by ghost towns. If you've ever visited one of these remote and rugged places, you can't help but wonder about the people who came to seek their fortunes and created these towns.

We've put together a list of our picks for spookiest ghost towns in the West. We can't say for sure if they are indeed haunted by ghosts, but they are haunted by the past. Some sit forgotten, while others have found new life either as state parks or artists colonies where the past is celebrated.

Ghost Towns Of The American West