Side view of the boarding house in the ghost town of New Idria, CA - newidria31x
New Idria Ghost Town, San Benito County, California. Picture taken October 13, 2007. Photo #31 of 50 of my 'New Idria ghost town' photoset.
UPDATE: New Idria is now inaccessible! As of May 2008, approximately 31,000 acres of the Clear Creek Management Area, which includes New Idria, has been CLOSED by order of the Bureau of Land Management, due to the danger of the naturally-occurring asbestos in the soil. The road leading to New Idria is gated and locked approximately one mile from the townsite, and area is being patrolled by state officials - they will arrest or cite you for trespassing. You can find out more information at www.new-idria.org/ for the most up-to-date news and information.