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Address: Nathrop, CO

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Chipmunk haven!

We really enjoyed St Elmo. Great little ghost town up in the mountains. Now true, there really isn't much to it, but what there is, it does very well. Picturesque setting and most... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Great place for kids to feed chipmunks. They are very friendly and come up to you and eat from your hand. Some of them climb on your lap and make you laugh with their behavior.

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Amarillo, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Who knew about this ghost town?? We did not know about this ghost town until a lady from Salida told us about it. We took the trip up the mountain and saw great sites and some fast running water which allowed us some picture moments. The ghost town was an experience that families should take for the history of our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

The drive to St. Elmo through the San Isabel National Forest is gorgeous and made us want to return to go camping in this area. My son spent a month working at a nearby camp and took families on Jeep Tours each day to this Ghost Town. He often made 2 daily trips from Buena Vista & some days 3... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We really enjoyed St Elmo. Great little ghost town up in the mountains. Now true, there really isn't much to it, but what there is, it does very well. Picturesque setting and most importantly, chipmunks that come and eat out of your hand! Make sure you buy some seeds at the general store or bring some with you. Drove from... More 

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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We paired our St. Elmo's visit with a trip to Mt. Princeton Hot Springs. Had we driven all the way out here just to see this ghost town, I wouldn't have been impressed. It was a long drive and we had to take a detour onto a little, dirt road through the trees, which seemed to take forever. I agree... More 

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Pittsburgh
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

worth the short trip up the mountain by car. deserted town with only a gift shop and hotel- very historic and being preserved by the local town

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Littleton, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Long drive to get there, not much information about the buildings or history. Weird mix of "Ghost Town" and tourist town - some buildings were abandoned, and some were for sale.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I great stop on your way through the mountains. There is not much to do here except look at the old structures. It does still have a functioning General store.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The drive up was very pretty, we enjoyed taking our time driving up and seeing the sights. The town was fun to look at but since nothing is open to look at I wouldn't say there's anything to rave about. The little general store had some cute souviners. What made the trip was feeding the chipmunks! OMG they were so... More 

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Commack, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

great little town and friendly peoples deep into the woods about 10000 feet up. Nice place to visit but too desolate for me lol

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

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