View of Cerro Gordo from Swansea road View of Cerro Gorod from above

CERRO GORDO

Here I am having a blast at Cerro Gordo and wishing I could take this ore cart home!

The American Hotel and townsite looking southeast

Cerro Gordo is one of the coolest ghost towns in the Owens Valley! A DEFINITE MUST VISIT for the ghost town buff!
Cerro Gordo has been restored to its former glory. The American Hotel (above) has been renovated, the Belshaw house into a bed and you-make-breakfast and the bunkhouses into, well, bunkhouses.
The site is full of smaller structures that have yet to be redone and the mill is unbelieveable! In fantastic condition with most of its equipment still there and in great shape!
Please remember that Cerro Gordo is PRIVATE PROPERTY! Mike Patterson is onsite 24/7 and giving tours to those interested (his stories are the best!)! You will need permission to visit Cerro Gordo and there is a small fee. If you are intereseted in visiting Cerro Gordo (and we HIGHLY recommend it) please call Mike Patterson at (760) 876-1860.
One of the many structures around the town site

The Cerro Gordo Museum
The Museum

The Belshaw House Yet another structure, this one sits behind the American Hotel
The Belshaw House and a small two room shack

Assay office and brothel
Assay office and brothel

Cerro Gordo's lone standing smelter Bottles inside the museum



Stove found in one of the lonely shacks a sled sitting infront of the American Hotel

Some of the cool stuff thats around the townsite

One of the many tram ore carts at the townsite A cracked safe at the museum

We love Cerro Gordo so much that we just keep visiting! We've had a ghost town rally here, we've come up with friends and we've joined Ecological 4x4 Adventures Tours up here as well!
Ecological 4 Wheel Adventures at Cerro Gordo

After a long day you gotta be cool!

For more info on the Cerro Gordo ghost town rally and upcoming rallies follow this link:

To see photos of Fox11 LA filming in Cerro Gordo follow THIS LINK

IN MEMORY OF JODY STEWART

Jody came to Cerro Gordo in the early 80's from Hollywood. She inherited the property from her uncle and almost immediately began to fix up the town. With the help of her husband Mike Patterson, they made Cerro Gordo into what it is today.

Anyone and everyone that met Jody was treated to her wonderful and outgoing kindness! She was an amazing and fantastic woman! She will be greatly missed!


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