Located in Terlingua — just a few exits past the end of the world — Ghost Town is a special place. This primitive Texas landscape and the ruins of the Chisos Mining Company are the setting for exploration. This is not some abandoned movie set or a fabricated tourist trap. This was once a thriving cinnabar mining operation, when the market for mercury crashed the miners walked away, leaving their homes behind.
It was fun walking around and imagining life for the miners. I kept and an eye and ear open for rattlers, but didn’t see any. I stopped by the original Chisos Mine company store now The Terlingua Trading Company and browsed their goods. Unfortunately the old-timey Starlight Theatre was not open for business from what I could tell.