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St. Elmo

Nathrop, CO
+1 719-395-2117
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Nicely preserved historic town

Although our visit was off season and the General Store was closed, we enjoyed the beautiful drive... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
via mobile
Beautiful Drive

Small old ghost town, at the end of a beautiful drive. We come out camping a few times a year, and... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Woodland Park, Colorado
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“mining town” (18 reviews)
“beautiful drive” (17 reviews)
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Nathrop, CO
+1 719-395-2117
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Although our visit was off season and the General Store was closed, we enjoyed the beautiful drive to and from and appreciated that this historic little town was preserved for generations to enjoy. We would like to go back and feed the chipmunks:-)

Thank bdcoles
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Small old ghost town, at the end of a beautiful drive. We come out camping a few times a year, and always make the drive up to St. Elmo. The kids enjoy sitting outside watching the chipmunks while we spend a few minutes browsing the...More

Thank Becca_6737
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Remote location up a dirt mountain road for several miles. Buildings are interesting to look at and read some of the history. Cool to see.

Thank heatherburkhardt
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The town of St. Elmo is best visited in the summer, but is accessible all year long. In the winter, it more closely lives up to its "ghost town" title.

Thank Greg W
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

The town (as many have pointed out) isn't very interesting; I'm not really sure if it's a ghost town as such. However I highly recommend you make a stop here; firstly the drive is a joy and secondly the wildlife! Go visit the lovely people...More

Thank millder
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Beautiful ride along a 16-mile road to St. Elmo. Part unpaved but fine for passenger cars. Aspens in full yellow in mid-September. Nice little general store.

Thank RoadTripRoger
Reviewed 24 September 2017

There is so much to do and see along the 16 mile drive up to St. Elmo. There are trails, horseback riding, wild life meadow viewing and a beautiful cascading creek.

Thank Nomadpb54
Reviewed 20 September 2017

this place was cool, enjoyed looking at everything, but most of the building were closed since it was the end of season, the chipmunks were cool and they would eat out of your hand

Thank blueman66
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Truly enjoyed the quaint little ghost town and the friendly Chipmunks! Fall colors are wonderful this time of year.

Thank Dee M
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

The town itself is a bit bland, I've seen far better ghost towns such as Bodie (nr San Fran, CA). You reach it via an unpaved (but good) road about 5 miles long. The town is just 1 street. Locals ate selling a few antiques...More

Thank Gem_Gem_Man
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16 October 2017|
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Response from Courtney H | Reviewed this property |
The town should be open to walk around, but there really isn't much to see :( nearly every building is private property or private residence, so windows are either completely boarded up or blinds and curtains block view... More
Dee M
15 September 2017|
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Yes I saw many dogs (leashed)
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6 September 2017|
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Response from SLWatty | Reviewed this property |
We drove by the turnoff to St. Elmo on Monday and there did not seem to be anywhere near the same haze there is currently in the Denver area. It is a beautiful drive through the San Isabel National Forest. Watch for deer on... More