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St. Elmo

Nathrop, CO
+1 719-395-2117
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Ghost town not scary

Proverbial favorite including the cute shop where you can buy T-shirts, walking the old town... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Springfield, Missouri
via mobile
Skip it; not a ghost town

We were expecting to explore a ghost town. This is an old town still occupied by private people... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Schenectady, New York
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Nathrop, CO
+1 719-395-2117
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Proverbial favorite including the cute shop where you can buy T-shirts, walking the old town, feeding the Chipmunks.

Thank Happytraveler60bound
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were expecting to explore a ghost town. This is an old town still occupied by private people. All but one building was open to walk in, all others either padlocked or stated private. Posters of the National Historic Society are on nearly all the...More

Thank San324
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

St Elmos is a ghost town, old Colorado mining town up a dead end dirt road. You can get there without 4 wheel drive. Very quaint, the mine was called the Mary Murphy - wonder where she was from! General store and junk shop well...More

Thank Crantheman
Reviewed 3 days ago

Cute stop for kids to feed the chipmunks. There isn't a ton to do but it never seemed to get old to a 4 year old.

Thank Linnann C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove up to St Elmo after we went to the Springs. Lovely little ghost town. With lots of history and buildings to look out!!! Definitely check it out if you are in the area.

Thank LovelyLexi2010
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just love it. Nothing fancy. Just a mostly original ghost town. I go here every year. Walk. Hike around the creek. And pet chipmunks.

Thank Kevin E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing ghostly about it - A lot of people, a general/gift shop. It's good that the historical society is preserving it though. Interesting to think about how one lived. Not sure it was worth the drive, 30 minute each way off the main highway for...More

Thank DJPaula
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting visit. 5 miles of gravel/unpaved road. It's a ghost town, OLD buildings...Historic story. The most amazing thing was the hummingbirds at the general store!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked around the town and got a feel for the late 1800's. Right now all the buildings are privately owned. I assume some day it will be a tourist area.

Thank jholthaus
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

LOVED this small ghost miner town! Original structures. You can read the History in the church. Gen. Store to buy stuff like t shirts and goodies. A bunch of kids were feeding the chipmunks. Park and walk and just look at all the beauty and...More

1  Thank Shana L
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Serena L
26 May 2017|
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Response from Sam H | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the others that it might not be a place to visit at night, could be a dicey drive, etc.
Bronté R
13 July 2016|
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Response from rswf05 | Reviewed this property |
Not a thing. It's free. I enjoyed the trip. The drive is beautiful but it was way crowded on the day I went. You simply park and walk around. General store is open but no gasoline or bathrooms anywhere. Go prepared with... More
Mike G
10 June 2016|
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Response from Jacob1993 | Reviewed this property |
No problem at all. Partially unpaved road but good for Harleys