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Tin Cup

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Address: Gunnison, CO

Former ghost town now a Summer resort.

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World back in time

Beautiful views and a feel for how it looked in the 1800's with preserved cabins and graveyard. Don't miss Mirror Lake.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Grand Junction, Colorado

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful views and a feel for how it looked in the 1800's with preserved cabins and graveyard. Don't miss Mirror Lake.

Thank ktedig
United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

If you are staying around Gunnison, it's worth it to get off the beaten path and visit Tin Cup and the surrounding areas. We stayed at the Colorado Dream Ranch (RV park and campground above Taylor Reservoir), where it is possible to take OHVs directly from the campground over to Tin Cup. We did see several vehicles do it (trucks,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

the roads around Tin Cup and Mirror lake are rough but passible. it is obviously best to do it with high clearance in the under carriage of your vehicle. The fishing still seems to be good; my parents visited here early in their married life, primarily to fish and vacation.

Thank Gerry S
Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Cute little old miner town rich in history. Look at the cabins and buildings as you drive thru town. Take a few minutes to visit the cemetery - just outside town. It too is rich in history. We enjoyed passing thru, seeing deer walk down Main Street, as we went on to Mirror Lake for some fishing.

Thank Janice S
Yukon, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Defiantly would make the trip up, rent a jeep, but hard to find in Gunnison.... it was a rough trail up, but what a trip.

Thank TonyM60
Bushnell, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

A nice ride from the Taylor Park area for an ice cream at the store, or a meal at the restaurant or BBQ business. Like a living ghost town. Learned the history of this mining town from post cards purchased a the shop; if you sit quietly for a few minutes, you can envision what life was like here in... More 

Thank VespagirL55
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

If you want to spend several days 4 wheeling down beautiful trails this is the place to start at. Purchase a map of the trails so you don't get lost, pack a lunch and enjoy the beautiful scenery and togetherness as a family or friends! (Don't go alone though as you could have break downs and be stranded). We hauled... More 

Thank Maryhadalamb
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

After taking a wrong turn an ending up driving our rental car on a road geared to Jeeps and ATVs, we finally (after 1 1/2 hrs driving 14 miles!) crested a ridge to see Tin Cup in the valley. Tin Cup is now more of a resort ghost town with year round residents. Many original structures remain, but they have... More 

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Durham, New Hampshire, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016

This is an excursion we always take friends on when they come visit. The scenery is breathtaking and there are lots of opportunities to get out and stretch your legs. The whole area gets you thinking about what life was like during an earlier time.

Thank Diana D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2016

We vacation in the area each year and during our visit, we like to attend church on Sunday morning at Tin Cup. The church there is very welcoming and friendly and you come away feeling refreshed and uplifted.

Thank Pasquallies

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