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Address: Nathrop, CO
Phone Number: 7193952117
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Such a cool experience. Take the time to drive UP past St. Elmo and visit the Alpine Tunnel Trail. Scenery up there is beyond 5-star, plus you get the history of the railroad and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 18, 2015
213Beaker
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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127 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was here on a cold winter day and so did not explore as much as I would have liked but can guarantee I intend to go back in the summer and explore further and hope to rent an ATV to see Tin Cup while in the area. This is a very neat collection of historic buildings. They are not... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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68 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

The drive there was pretty long and we didn't have signal so we got directions from someone in town (old school!). As we were driving we were wondering if we were going in the right direction the whole time. About a 40 minute drive to get there. I love history but my husband wasn't to blown away. The historical society... More 

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Thank Raquel M
Clever, Missouri, United States
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This ghost town is a fantastic little place to visit and ride your four wheeler or utv thru. They did a excellent job at preserving the town, and the surrounding area for the outdoorsmans that like to hike or go atving.

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Thank 179JerriM
Fort Collins, Colorado
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49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Such a cool experience. Take the time to drive UP past St. Elmo and visit the Alpine Tunnel Trail. Scenery up there is beyond 5-star, plus you get the history of the railroad and tunnel.

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1 Thank 213Beaker
Pueblo Colorado
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50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Beauttiful drive to St. Elmo and fascinating story of a Colorado ghost town. There are folks who still live there, but we did not encounter any.

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Florence
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

This was a great stop on our day of seeing the sights in the area. It's a great example of an old Colorado mining Ghost Town. Its worth the drive if you are in the area.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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100 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

So interesting to see this is still standing. It is a drive to get out there, but worth it. How cool is it to say you seen a real ghost town?!? Close by is a Hot spring resort! EXCELLENT if you wanted to check that out while you are there! St. Elmo is famous for their Chipmunks. Don't forget your... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Was definitely worth seeing, but only because we were staying in mt princeton spa, which is just a short drive down the mountain road that leads you here. Interesting to see the buildings, but not what i expected, as there are also modern buildings that have been put up within the town limits and the surrounding area. They even have... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Great Trip from Mt Princeton. The road is plowed, we went up right after a light snow. Pretty empty this time of year, but a great Fall day for a hike.

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Thank grlskas
Washburn, Missouri, United States
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111 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

St Elmo is a quaint little town west of Salida, Colorado. It was a ghost town, but now people are moving back in. The old buildings are picturesque and you can walk through the little town and enjoy the feel. Be sure to feed the chipmunks, they climb right up into your hand. The drive up to St Elmo is... More 

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