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Address: Nathrop, CO
Phone Number: +1 719-395-2117
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All of the original shops were closed but the scenic view is worth the drive. There is 1 bathroom on the way, but no other public facilities. All wheel drive is recommend in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Shelley F
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Get a great idea of what living was like in a mountain mining town and take in the awesome scenery. The historic association is doing a wonderful job of preservation. Hiking is excellent but be prepared for the elevation gain.

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Thank Carol T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All of the original shops were closed but the scenic view is worth the drive. There is 1 bathroom on the way, but no other public facilities. All wheel drive is recommend in the winter months but is possible without.

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Thank Shelley F
Manitou Springs, Colorado
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37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At this time of the year, none of the original buildings were open, other than the guesthouse (which is open all year round). The town is one of the best kept ghost towns in Colorado I believe we read, It gave us a true respect of how the pioneers/miners lived here, back in 1880, when the buildings were dated from,... More 

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Thank NomadGloria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is well maintained and surrounding area is so pretty. It has nice trails to walk along the river too.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

I love this ghost town whether it is in the summer or the winter. great for hiking, snow shoeing and riding snow mobiles. We visit this ghost town every time we go to Mt. Princeton.

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Hartford, Ar
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163 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We went here several times while in the area to ride our ATVs. The general store has lots of antique do daddies. The lady working there was very friendly and gave us lots of useful info about the trails in the area. You can fee chipmunks right out of your hand. They are cute, but there's not much else to... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

A beautiful drive to St Elmo's. Extremely interesting to see the Ghost Town. Would have liked to have gone into an old house. Unfortunately the little church was closed

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Thank GlendaSnyman
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

This is a great day trip from Denver with tons of great stuff to see along the way. Neat little town but do note all the buildings are privately own and do have signs to this nature. So can only view them from the walkway. Which is a plus and a minus. I totally understand wanting to preserve and if... More 

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Thank Cg P
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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49 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Much of this old town is being refurbished. There are many building dating to the 1880s. Some continue to be lived in. It is interesting to walk around the town and see the history.f

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Ken Caryl, Colorado
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27 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

When hearing the term "Ghost Town" I think of the places my father used to take me when I was a kid. Of course, that was a long time ago, and many things have changed since then. We used to go places where you could actually discover something, and experience something from a time that is only romanticized in the... More 

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