The Abandoned Rancho Appaloosa

Published 6th of February, 2017

I feel like apologising for the size of this blog, as it contains over 70 photos. However, this is a lovely place if you like urban exploring, and I felt that if I cut down the picture count I couldn't do it justice. I appreciate that it might not be for everybody though, so the first page contains spoiler photos of what to expect. If you find them interesting, then continue to the main blog!

The Ranch As It Was

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The ranch was originally owned by Maximos Holdings. In fact, there is still a web page that contains information about the place. It was from there that I found the old pictures you see above.

Abandoned Stable

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The ranch has seen better days though.

The Track From Above

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The track is now overgrown...

Horse Bath

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The Horse Baths Are Empty...

Nice View!

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Only ghosts lurk in the accommodation now...

If that has whetted your appetite, read on!

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