Lander Field Office

Miners Delight

ghost town cabin

In a beautiful spot near the Continental Divide in central Wyoming, Miner's Delight is a silent witness to the heyday of Wyoming's gold mining era. One of the state's earliest communities--gold was discovered there in 1868--the BLM-managed ghost town yields important clues about the early history of Wyoming and the gold mining culture.

As have many Wyoming towns, Miner's Delight experienced a cycle of boom and bust over the years. The original mining activity busted between 1872 and 1874, but another boom occurred in the 1880s. Smaller booms occurred between 1907 and 1910 and during the Depression. Miner's Delight was inhabited as recently as the 1960s.