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Animas Forks

Ouray, CO
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Ranked #10 of 15 Attractions in Ouray
Type: Ghost Towns, Scenic Drives
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Fort Worth, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
31 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

We didn't take a tour, but drove up to area's that we could due to the snow. It's an amazing place, beautiful place to take photo's. Very peaceful here & wasn't crowded.

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United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The 4x4 drive is gorgeous and this ghost town was the most well preserved I've ever seen. Its a must see!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We rented a Jeep and took the trip out to Animas Forks! Loved the back country jeep adventure getting here!

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St. Louis, MO
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

Amazingly well preserved mining ghost town. Really helps you understand and appreciate the bravery of the people who moved up there and made a life at such altitude and isolation. Make sure to (carefully) walk into the two story "bay window" house, go upstairs and imagine what it must have been like to live there and have such a room... More

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Denver, Colorado
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83 reviews 83 reviews
36 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

Other than the amazing amount of 4x4's there, it was a must see! There are many buildings that you can walk through, a set of clean outhouses for the public. We were not able to make the round trip over engineer pass as we were on 4 wheelers and at the end of Engineer pass you must travel through town,... More

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Denver, Colorado
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

I've been to quite a few and think Animas Forks ranks in the top 5 ghost towns in Colorado. The drive out of Silverton gets progressively more rough especially after you pass Eureka. I would recommend a 4x4 with decent ground clearence for the drive up to Animas Forks. There are several narrow areas that only one vehicle can bypass... More

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Atlanta, GA
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97 reviews 97 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

It's a long, bumpy and dusty drive to get to the ghost town village. You can walk through the many old and abandoned structures. You had to be a very hardy person to want to work and live here!

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
169 helpful votes 169 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

Well worth a visit BUT be careful beyond Eureka. WE were told we would get there with no problem in our car but it was really difficult and slow driving. The road is very narrow in places and bits of the road have fallen away into the deep distant valley below. The road is also littered with quite large rocks... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

We posed for pictures here while traveling up to Oh! Point on Engineer Pass in 2010. We have been back a few times since. Very unique look at an old mining town

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CLOVIS
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Old free standing mines and miners homes that are preserved and fun to explore. Remote town where miners and their families roughed it through snow and rain.

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