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Address: Nathrop, CO

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Abandoned, but not deserted!!!

We had to come to a real ghost town while we were visiting Colorado. I was a little hesitant because there wasn't clear directions and it was off the paved road. I was also... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We had to come to a real ghost town while we were visiting Colorado. I was a little hesitant because there wasn't clear directions and it was off the paved road. I was also concerned that we'd be out there alone. But I worried for nothing. We drove through a National Forest and Campground. The roads were fine. And there... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The coolest, most preserved ghost town in Colorado! Definitely check it out--great drive, easy access and lots of hiking trails along the way. Take the kids for sure--the chipmunks will love you!

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Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

What a great place to visit. I recommend you go to the ghost town and go to the Hot Springs and eat lunch at the restaurant there.

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Ware, United States
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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Only Ghost Town I have ever been that has a working general store/gift shop and a Bed & Breakfast! OK< this is a tourist attraction, but it really is also a ghost town. You climb up 10K feet into the Rockies on a well maintained dirt road and come to what was once a very vital ming town. Two schools,... More 

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Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Adults like it for the history, kids like it for the chipmunks. It is boring after 30 minutes. Once you have seen it, you don't really need to go back.

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Linwood, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great ghost town! Very memorable. And the chipmunks and hummingbirds were an added bonus! A worthy drive.

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Bloomington, Minnesota
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

hadn't changed in appearance in 60 years, fantastic high alpine setting, next to continental divide, abandoned mines, encouraged kids to feed the chipmunks, great place to picnic

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Springtown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We drove up to st elmo one day just to check it out. Great drive and great place to visit. Then we reserved one ATV for the next day to go up to Tin Cup Pass. Wow! What an experience! It was around $300 for the day and worth every dime! The staff at the general store are very helpful... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

St Elmo - Ghost Town was a lot of fun!! The Kids got to feed the Chipmunks and they got to see an old mining town

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turlock, california
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

First, I think it is great to just happen upon a destination and enjoy it as you tour. But, we always research our ghost towns just so we know what we are about to explore. For example, no food or water or restrooms is a must to know. Colorado's Best Ghost Towns by K. Jessen is a great read. And... More 

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Address: Nathrop, CO
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Nathrop

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