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Address: Ouray, CO

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Summer 2016

We went Four wheeling to Animas Fork? The view was spetuclar? The ride was a little rough but not bad. We chose not to go to the top of the pass due to weather.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed January 6, 2017
Glenda M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

We went Four wheeling to Animas Fork? The view was spetuclar? The ride was a little rough but not bad. We chose not to go to the top of the pass due to weather.

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Durango, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

From Silverton CO head north and veer right after crossing the bridge over Cement Creek. This is County Road 2. The road starts off paved. Then turns to gravel. At Eureka you should shift into four wheel drive if you have it. You can continue in 2 wheel drive but the road is VERY bumpy. This ghost town is at... More 

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Campton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

What a wonderful experience! Definitely need a 4 wheel drive with high clearance to access. Since I was on vacation, I had a rental car so I rented a Tomcar from Rock Pirates Backcountry Adventures in Silverton. (Highly recommended) The ride up is amazing with scenic and historic views. I took my 77 year old mother with me, and she... More 

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Ouray, CO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Animas Forks once boasted to be the "largest city in the world", with small print saying "at this altitude." Today, only a few structures remain, but I got the feeling of what life must have been like for the people who lived here in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Isolation, and weather would have played a huge role in... More 

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Argyle, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This is a must see on a jeep ride. It is a fun place to explore and see all of the old buildings and go back in time. Also a perfect stop before adventuring up into the gorgeous mountains!

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1 Thank stacee m
Machesney Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

This is a wonderful place to see historic buildings. Will be a place I will go back to someday. If you have the vehicle to visit this place you need to go.

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Wichita, KS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

It's a VERY bumpy ride to get here but worth it once you arrive. It's cool to see the history of this location.

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Pflugerville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

The houses have been somewhat preserved, you can actually walk through them. There is a gorgeous two story with bay windows that you can actually go upstairs in. It feels weird and you wonder if you'll fall through but you don't. It's a pretty easy drive to get to.

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United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

This has to be one of my favorite places on earth! If you would like to see a well preserved ghost town, up high in the Rocky Mountains, and get a small glimpse into what it must have been like to brave the elements and altitude at the time of the sliver and gold rush, this is a must see!... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

There are hundreds of ghost towns in Colorado, mostly remnants of the Gold Rush era in the late 1800s. Most of the towns no longer exist. But the ones that do, like Animas Forks and Ashcroft and St. Elmo and Gothic, are worth visiting, especially if you are an historian. Animas Forks is a ghost town located 12 miles northeast... More 

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