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Nice ghost town with beautiful scenery

This is a nice little ghost town with amazing scenery once you arrive. I would recommend a suv or pickup and not a car. The road had some pretty large rocks in it and a car would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 27, 2015
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Terry, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

This is a nice little ghost town with amazing scenery once you arrive. I would recommend a suv or pickup and not a car. The road had some pretty large rocks in it and a car would bottom out and possibly puncture a oil pan. The preservation society has done of good job keeping the rustic appearance of the existing... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Trucks and SUVs can do this easily. A car...probably not recommended! But jeeps and four wheelers are available to rent. The buildings are really cool. And yes more restoration than some might like. But they say 250,000 visit annually so they have to keep them up to make them last. Lots of cool old mines to see on the way... More 

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Aurora, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The preservation on these homes is amazing. You can only imagine how hard it would be to live in this place during the winter without modern technology. If you are in the area I would recommend the drive it is spectacular.

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Durant, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We visited Animas Forks when we were finishing up Alpine Loop. It is located in a beautiful setting. Odd how old buildings and town sites like this make you reflect on how good you have it. Life would have really been different back then for these people. They would have led a very hard life.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

I love ghost towns. So I guess it is a given that I loved this place. Accessible only by four wheel drive, preferably high clearance as the road is pretty rough, this is one of the larger collections of ghost town properties in Colorado. It is most famous for it bay window house. We loved the ride up and we... More 

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Blanchard, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Lots of bumpy, sometimes scary roads to get to it but well worth it. The ghost town isn't 100 percent authentic as a lot of it has been restored and has to have continuous maintenance. Nonetheless, it is still a worthwhile stop.

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Farmington, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

What an experience to walk where a hardy people strode and existed. One can almost hear the shuffle of the miners boots, echoing through the wind

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Wonderful place to explore Colorado's mining history. Very well preserved. You need 4 wheel drive to access the area or hike (a long way). The scenery is beautiful and you can see forever.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

The road to Animas Forks is rough, especially the last 3-4 miles, but it's worth it. There are around 6 old structures, and they were restored. You can go into those houses. I went there from Silverton, and my rental car was a AWD Chevy Traverse. It's ok on the road, just need to drive slowly. I don't think a... More 

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Cedar City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Nice restored buildings you can enter and photograph. The last 4 miles or so of road from Silverton are a little rough - go slow. Beautifull mountain scenery.

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