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Address: , Nathrop, CO
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We've been to many "ghost towns" & a majority of them are largely rubble requiring a great deal of imagination. Others are tourist traps disguised as ghost towns. St Elmo feels... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Santa Cruz, California
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great little town set WAY back in the mountains. There were not a lot of buildings available to enter but walking around is still a nice experience. Feeding the chipmunks was totally the highlight for me! A nice little side trip to break up the drive back to Denver (though expect to spend about 30 minutes on gravel getting there).... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Loved St Elmo. I got a little concerned on the way there, it is a long way into the woods. The drive was worth it.

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Absecon, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Beautiful drive on dirt road to get there. Drive through mountain valley, pass waterfall. Once you arrive in town, easy to park and walk around. Get there early to avoid the crowds. Store, church, and hotel have been refurbished, but many old buildings remain untouched. Not really a ghost town anymore since a few people live there. Our kids loved... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We've been to many "ghost towns" & a majority of them are largely rubble requiring a great deal of imagination. Others are tourist traps disguised as ghost towns. St Elmo feels like the real deal, with many original buildings standing, some of which you can enter for an even deeper experience of what this town's heyday must have been like.... More 

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Cunningham, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Beautiful drive between the fourteeners of Colorado. Cute little ghost town with adorable chipmunks who love to entertain! A pull off either going or coming to view waterfalls is a must.

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Denver, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Interesting but they could make this ghost town so much cooler! There's not much to see except a few historical buildings. We thought ghost tours at night would be a great idea. The store really needs improving because I don't know who's buying that old, overpriced stuff. It was more like a garage sale than a cute gift shop. Don't... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Though San Luis marks the guideposts of a place like Lake City that thoroughly explain each of its important structures, it is preserved enough and interpreted in enough places to give you a sense of stepping back in time. The schoolhouse and hotel/mercantile buildings are the highlights for history buffs. It's worth an hour of your time, and the general... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

St. Elmo is a ghost town. It has a great shop at the top and is a very interesting stop for adults and children. A wonderful way to learn about history.

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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67 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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