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Address: Ouray, CO

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Historic & Beautiful Area

Several Jeep trails we drive lead to this ghost town. We have explored it many times in the past 15 - 20 yrs. The last few times we've been there they have been working to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Several Jeep trails we drive lead to this ghost town. We have explored it many times in the past 15 - 20 yrs. The last few times we've been there they have been working to restore the buildings. Its nice to see history being taken care of. You can walk through the structures and imagine how life must have been... More 

Thank AutumnJoyz
Wilsthire, UK
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

Pay attention to the signs and make sure your vehicle is appropriate! Once you're past Eureka the road is one track, windy and very rough. That said, the scenery and town are breathtaking.

Thank GrahamPl
Hays, Kansas
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

A local merchant recommended this attraction. He told us we could take our personal vehicle (Toyota Highlander) and I would NOT recommend this! Rent a Jeep instead. Ghost town was okay, try to go on a sunny day. We got rained on and at the altitude, it was very cold. If a sunny, warm day it would be a great... More 

Thank kansastraveler42
Chino Valley, Arizona, United States
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37 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We drove our truck from Silverton to Anamas Forks with no problem at all. The drive is half the fun, with lots of great scenery along the way. AF itself is a wonderful, beautiful place! Can't wait to go back!

Thank Carol S
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Whenever I take visitors to the Ouray area to go jeeping, I always plan to make a stop at Animas Forks. Where else can you go into 100+ year old buildings from the bygone era of the gold rush days? And I am still amazed that though a couple buildings have been restored/rebuilt for preservation purposes, most others have leaning... More 

Thank Mark D
Catoosa, Oklahoma
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Historic old mining town can be accessed from Silverton or by 4x4 up Cinnamon Pass and back down by Engineer Pass. Fantastic trail. Don't forget the camera and make a day of it.

Thank 63StingRay
Talihina, Oklahoma
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Cool area that can be accessed via Silverton without a 4WD. But if you have a Jeep or ORV, it is a great hub for several outstanding trails.

Thank Jay B
Georgetown, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Animas Forks is probably the easiest to access mining ghost town in the area. We have been on most of the popular Jeep trails in the area and have actually made this trip in a front wheel drive SUV more than once with no problems (just don't get crazy with your speed and stay away from the big potholes!) It... More 

Thank Paul M
Nashville, Tennessee
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121 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Remains of an old Mining town in the middle of beautiful mountain scenery. It is a crossroads of the jeep/ATV trails, We ate lunch on the porch of one of the houses. Usually a ranger present

Thank Wotsmith
Montgomery, Texas
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59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

A great meeting place where several trails converage.it is made up of several old building which are maintained for safety but retains the look and feel of "ghost towns" Perhaps as important are bathrooms which are forest service maintained on concrete foundations not Porta potties. There is no running water. Converging trails include, Alpine Loop, Engineer Pass, Cinnamon Pass and... More 

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