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Address: Ouray, CO

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Don't expect a "ghost" town, but very much worth the trip.

If you are expecting the ghost town experience, you'll probably be a little disappointed. While the ruins are nice, the authorities have an arrested decay program where they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2013
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denver
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

After reading the rave reviews, we decided to brave the drive. We have a Toyota 4 Runner and made the trip fine. Did not need to use 4wheel drive, but did need the higher clearance. It was VERY bumpy the last 5 or so miles. The road was a dirt road with lots of rocks embedded in it. Many parts... More 

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8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

If you are expecting the ghost town experience, you'll probably be a little disappointed. While the ruins are nice, the authorities have an arrested decay program where they semi-maintain the buildings. It takes away from some of the ambiance when the "ruins" have new shingle roofs. But, at least this means they'll be around for years to come, which is... More 

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New Jersey
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Nicely preserved old mining town. Check out the wallpaper in one of the homes and the out houses. We got there via engineers pass which was spectacular!

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WIsconsin
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76 reviews 76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Spent well over an hour here eating lunch, reading about the town and taking photos. Came down through Corkscrew, Hurricane and California Pass and Gulch, fabulous ride and this was a great place to stop and take it all in, busy stop for jeeps and ATVs. Worth the time spent. Nice bathrooms available if you don't want to use the... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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371 reviews 371 reviews
197 attraction reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

It takes some time over rocky, dirt roads to get here, but it was definitely worth it. It's an old abandoned mining town. There are informational pamplets at the site along with a few info signs. It was great to wander around and into many of the houses. It's difficult to imagine people living here year round especially in the... More 

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Littleton, Colorado, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

They really are trying to keep up this ghost town with buildings you can walk through. It is a nice history lesson in a gorgeous location.

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Brooksville, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

This was our second trip to Animas Forks. The first trip was in the snow & peaceful. This time we found that people we disrespecting the buildings by letting kids run through them, even asking the children to stand in the windowsill for a photo and one family had a picnic in the middle of the town/pathway to the buildings... More 

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Springfield, Missouri, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

The road to get here is very very rough and you need a vehicle with high clearance and shorter than a Suburban. The road to Eureka is possible in any vehicle. Once you get to Animas Forks it is all worth it. The buildings are very impressive and in good condition. The view is spectacular!!

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San Antonio, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We stopped in Silverton on the way to Durango. I asked a local shop keeper if you needed a 4x4 to get up there. He said no but take it slow. We made the trip up to something very special. Even if it cost as much as that train ride I would choose Animas forks over the train ride. There... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

We decided to stop by Animas Forks on our way from Ouray to Mesa Verde. It was a fun stop with great views and a cool history. You can walk around and do into many of the structures. Warning: the County Road is not paved. We did not have four wheel drive but we were in a high clearance jeep.... More 

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