Comet is a ghost town located 32 kilometers south-southwest of Helena, Montana, United States. It was named for Comet Mine which produced lead, zinc, copper, silver, and gold. The mine was developed in the 1880s and a large mill was built in 1926. The town of Comet has seen several boom and bust cycles. As many as 300 people inhabited the town. The Comet school at one time boasted 20 pupils and the town boasted twenty-two saloons.
The town enjoyed prosperity from 1883 to its closure in 1941 when the ore was exhausted. Most of the mining equipment was sold, the people moved away, and Comet became a ghost town. Comet has been neither preserved nor restored and many buildings are collapsing into disrepair. Today, the Comet Ghost Town sits silent, crumbling amongst the sagebrush and weeds. Several ruined houses remain in town.
How To Get To Comet Ghost Town?
The best way to reach Comet Ghost Town Montana is a private car. From I-15 S take exit 160 for High Ore Rd. Turn right onto High Ore Rd. and travel for about 4.6 miles. Continue onto Wickes Rd. and you’ll see Comet ghost town on your left-hand side.