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St. Elmo

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Address: Nathrop, CO

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Out of the way, but definitely worth it

I did the research on this place, and it was deemed to be the best ghost town in Colorado in terms of being preserved. We were in Springs, so it was a hefty 100 mile trip one-way... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
primalclaws1974
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Iowa
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Iowa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I did the research on this place, and it was deemed to be the best ghost town in Colorado in terms of being preserved. We were in Springs, so it was a hefty 100 mile trip one-way. I still think it was worth it. We originally went just for the historical value, but there were very tame animals there too.... More 

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rennes
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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We had perfect weather, lots of snow and lots of sun. We were almost alone, so the ghost town was really ghost like! We walked around and enjoyed the beautiful nature! The road to go up was a little icy, but we just had to be careful.

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Denver, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a pretty interesting place to see. You don't need more than 30 minutes to walk around and see it all. Accessible even in the winter.

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Hesperus, Colorado
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

St. Elmo is a beautiful historical place! TinCup pass and the town of TinCup are also close by. Fun places to go on ATVs, jeeps. Lots of trails, lakes. Great area in all seasons to play at!

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Georgetown, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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