Colorado Ghost Towns and Abandoned Mines

I spent a few weeks driving around the Rockies in Colorado and finding all sorts of great places long abandoned and slowly returning to the earth. 
St. Elmo, a wonderful preserved little ghost town in the heart of the Sawatch Range, and the jumping off point to a number of old mining sites way up in the mountains.  
Along Colorado’s Scenic Alpine loop lies the ghost town of Animas Fork, an amazingly well preserved ghost town that has stood dormant since this mill closed more than 100 years ago.  
The bones of an old church jut out of a forest along Hwy 25 in eastern Colorado, the only remains of an old mining town which once thrived there.

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3 thoughts on “Colorado Ghost Towns and Abandoned Mines

  1. I'm getting inspiration from your pics on NatGeo and Instagram and now I found your blog. My husband and I are soon to embark on the Great American Roadtrip.

    Thanks,
    Jessica
    GlobalGirlTravels.com

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