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“Historic town great for photos”
Review of St. Elmo

St. Elmo
Ranked #6 of 14 things to do in Nathrop
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

There are old mining district buildings in various states of upkeep with some buildings falling apart. An easy drive when the roads are clear. Don't trespass onto the properties as they are individually owned, but photos from the outside are fine.

Thank Cindy B
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

We visited the St. Elmo ghost town in the off season during a snow storm which made it all the more magical! We look forward to going back during the tourist season to see it come alive.

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Reviewed April 16, 2013

We love to spend a day a the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs and then head to St. Elmo to feed the chipmunks and have an ice cream novelty at the General Store! St. Elmo is gorgeous in the Fall!!

Thank Susan T
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Reviewed March 28, 2013

St Elmo is an authentic mining ghost town located in the high country of the central Colorado. Access to the town is via a well maintained two lane road upon which the speed limits should be carefully followed as you will desire to be peering at the wonderful countryside as you drive up to the location. Along the way you will find yourself directly adjacent to a large powerful cascade of water falls and should take the time to stop and enjoy the kodak moment, however please keep control of your kids. Be sure and bring pistachios to feed the zombies as St Elmo is abundant with chipmunks who are the true owners of the ghost town. Failure to feed these normally placate creatures can lead to disaster! Truly St Elmo is a "can't miss" experience. Bring picnic and an appreciation for being in the high country to maximize your enjoyment. There are plenty of hiking trails. However, please be environmentally friendly as the area is being torn up with the use of ATV's by people who are too lazy to utilize their legs to maximize the experience of being in wilderness. Somehow folks have grown to believe that covering more territory equates to a greater experience than exploring a smaller area by utilizing all your senses.

Thank marbleskies
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Worth the 12 mile drive through Chalk Creek Canyon, up a snow-packed road in March in a minivan! The buildings retain their old west charm, with signs marking the general store and post office, among others, that were built in the 1880s. While the town is on the register of historic places, the buildings are privately owned and tenderly maintained. This was my third visit here and each time it's deserted, as in no crowds, no people, and blissfully peaceful and quiet. You can almost hear the whispers of the ghosts from the glory days of mining that brought the settlement here. A novel attraction in one of the most gorgeous settings in the Colorado Rockies.

Thank OneBusyMama7
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