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Address: Ouray, CO

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Quaint, educational and amazing four wheel drive

Amazing little area of small homes built in the late 1800s high in the Colorado mountains by miners and only reached by Four Wheel drivers.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Amazing little area of small homes built in the late 1800s high in the Colorado mountains by miners and only reached by Four Wheel drivers.

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Oak Ridge, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Grandson loved the history. The buildings have been worked on since we were there several years ago -- glad to see it is being preserved. Good place to visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

If you only ever visit one ghost town, visit animas forks! It feels like you stepped right back into the 1800s! The self guided tour is fabulous! One of my favorite places in the whole state!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I love this beautiful old ghost town located high above Silverton. Its the highlight for me on every Colorado trip. This is a great place to start the Alpine Loop, a beautiful 4 wheel trail through the mountains. It's a challenging road, but so worth it!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I drove the Mineral Creek Jeep trail, which is part of the Alpine Loop, from Ouray to Animas Forks in July 2014. The trail was was a little more difficult than what I had the impression it was based on some guides. If you are concered about the level of difficulty, you might want to drive to Animas Forks via... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

This is a well preserved ghost town in an arrested state of decay. Repairs are done only to preserve not restore. The drive from Silverton is not very difficult but if you really wish to explore the area once you get to Animas Forks 4X4 is best. Lots of building and historic ruins. Be respectful of the building and be... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Taking a trip out to Animas Forks is a must!!!!!! For every explorer you have hit your gold mine and you will be left speechless when you see what is left of this once booming mining town. For a moment you will be transported back to a time when you could truly feel the solitaire these people felt in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

we went over corkscrew pass and dropped down into Animas Forks. Most of the buildings have been repaired to prevent them from falling down so you can walk into them and look around. There are plaques explaining the history but other than that the buildings are empty.

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Texas Gulf Coast, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Anyone riding trails that pass this old township should stop and tour the buildings that have been restored. Many other buildings still under reconstruction. Be sure to read the history of this site. Great work is being done to restore what was left of the township.

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Lake City, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Animas Forks is one of my favorite places to visit! Love doing the loop and taking a break here and walk around and thru the old buildings. Great opportunity for pictures. Imagine living here back then. Crazy!!

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

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