Rat Creek is a long ways from any other Jeep trails on the Silverton website, but it is an interesting area. The trail is nice, but the Bachelor Historic Loop is the real highlight of the area. Fabulous!
Carson was established in 1881 with the discovery of silver and gold and abandoned in 1902.
The ghost town is now privately owned and has been "stabilized" by putting metal roofing on the buildings to help with snow and rot.
American Basin is a puny little Jeep trail - less than a mile long. It would not rate having a page by itself except it has FANTASTIC WILDFLOWERS in July.