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St. Elmo

Nathrop, CO
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Ranked #3 of 9 attractions in Nathrop
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Ghost Towns
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Denver, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We made the trek up to St. Elmo in early spring. Don't let the distance fool you, the 12 miles are twisty, snow-packed mountain drive. When we got up there, the town was buried in 5-6 feet of snow. Wish we would have know that they don't clear the snow before-hand and was closed down for the season. Although the... More

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Piedmont, OK
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We were looking forward to the whole wild west setting and feeding the chipmunks. However, this is not a winter, or for us, late March, destination. The boardwalk was under 5 feet of snow. It was picturesque and look forward to going back when there is much less snow.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The town is basically dead in winter, which is kinda what we like about it. Cross-country skiing above St. Elmo is really beautiful, on a crisp, sunny day in the middle of winter.

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Pueblo West, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Views are amazing! There was a lot of snowmobilers, but you could not hear anything but the little chipmunks.

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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

There is a functioning store where they sell sunflower seeds for 50 cents to feed chipmunks, snacks and t-shirts that say "I fed chipmunks in St.Elmo". Sitting there in the shade, feeding all kind of rodents including prairie dogs and chipmunks, having them jump all over your hands, this is a truly unforgettable experience. I enjoyed it even better than... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

True, the town isn't much to talk about, but then it is effectively a ghost town that is in the throws of some renovation. On the other hand, you can rent 4x4s and spend half a day wandering around the high mountains, if you want to, and more importantly, you can feed the ground squirrels and chipmunks. Across from the... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

When our extended family of 20+ visited, we were a little bored by the ghost town, but we still go every year to feed the chipmunks.

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AURORA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I wanted to drive up and see a ghost town, so I thought this would be a good side trip. Turns out that it is a partially restored township. the store was closed so after a short walk around town that was about it.. pretty views and buildings in many states of (dis)repair... Worth a look, but I doubt it... More

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Denver, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Nice drive from Mt. Princeton - town is small and quaint...store was closed. Picturesque...but limited in its entertainment value. I am glad we went!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

130 year old ghost town, can see the old buildings. Pretty drive this time of year - 12 miles from Mount Princeton resort.

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