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St. Elmo

Nathrop, CO
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Ranked #5 of 11 Attractions in Nathrop
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ghost Towns, Cultural
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Type: Ghost Towns, Cultural
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Georgetown, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Wanted a day of adventure as we drove from the Springs to Gunnison in our 2WD, Suburban. Easy, gravel/paved road along a gorgeous stream/small river on way into town. As we drove into St Elmo we noticed people feeding the chipmunks. My four children immediately setup a chorus of "We want to do that!" So we did. Cute and fun!... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Ghost town just for viewing. You're not able to walk into any of the buildings here in this town which was disappointing for my curious 10 year old. The most fun we've ever had here (been 3 times) is when the kids fed the chipmunks from their laps - summer time. Pretty drive up to St. Elmo and a connection... More 

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buena vista colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Over run by ATVS. If you want peace and quiet dont bother. The local store rents ATVS all day long and it is a haven for them. I never go there anymore as it is too noisy and crowded.

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

St. Elmo is an 1880s ghost town. Not too much to do there other than see the history of the area. If you like history is a great place to see the roots of the area.

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Port Jervis
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

This was a cute place to get out and stretch your legs and look around. Off the beaten track a bit but worth the drive

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The road out there is good enough for a 2 wheel drive car. We went in the beginning of October and the colors were vibrant. You will drive between Mt Princeton and Mt. Antero both 14ers, quite the views. St Elmo is a small town that is mostly privately owned. We went after the "businesses" were closed. But it is... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

It was an interesting place to stroll along the roads and explore the old ghost town and new residences. A beautiful drive from Buena Vista or Salida. Lots of places to explore.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

"No Dorothy, you are not in Aspen anymore!" You are now stepping back in time, back where you can relive the old days of Colorado's past. Yes it may take a little while on a dirt road to get there but so what, you are a big girl now and that Jag can be washed. St. Elmo is a very... More 

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Colorado Springs
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167 reviews 167 reviews
36 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

St Elmo is found at the west end of a beautiful autumn drive on winding mountain road (Chaffee County Road 162) several miles west of Mt Princeton Hot Springs. Several abandoned buildings on both sides of creek are still in place making a pleasant atmosphere for walking. Nice general store (during summer months) and B&B on the east edge of... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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67 reviews 67 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

A quaint little ghost town that is surprisingly well preserved. Access to some great mountain bike trails and ATV areas. A very scenic drive up the mountain to get there and a fun few hours to walk around. Stop by the trout hatchery on the way up to feed some baby rainbow trout!

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