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St. Elmo

Nathrop, CO
+1 719-395-2117
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Long drive but not as "historic" as we thought it would be

Its about 1/2 hour outside of Salida or Buena Vista. Pretty road that is very easily accessible by... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Denver, Colorado

It is a nice little ghost town up at an elevation of 10,000 feet. It is an EASY drive for ANY type... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Its about 1/2 hour outside of Salida or Buena Vista. Pretty road that is very easily accessible by any car (no SUV needed). There were a few "historic" looking buildings but much of the town it appears people actually live there. In fact, I'd say...More

Thank isthatyourdog
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

It is a nice little ghost town up at an elevation of 10,000 feet. It is an EASY drive for ANY type of vehicle. It is 15 miles off a main road. The first 9 miles are paved and easily drivable. The next 6 miles...More

Thank Miss_Shiloh
Reviewed 1 week ago

This town is very old and very real nothing fake here, you can walk the town and imagine it when it was working in 1880 the stream and surrounding areas are very natural. The ground squirrels and chipmunks along with the many hummingbirds are great...More

Thank Regina C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited just yesterday, early May and nothing was open. It was a fantastic drive from Nathrop. I felt like I was in northern Canada for parts of it. The road was absolutely fine, even with snow here and there. I previously thought it closed...More

Thank eedoonan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth the drive to experience a real ghost town. Drove out on a family road trip around Colorado. This is a must see!

Thank nrmarzian0
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was here a few years back and it looked like there were people living here. Perhaps they were squatters? They may be gone by now anyway it was fun to see the old buildings.

1  Thank Sam H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was an interesting place to visit. However I would not call it a ghost town. The abandoned buildings were interesting, but there are power poles and electric lines crisscrossing the entire town. Also the over abundance of modern speed limit signs and no trespassing...More

1  Thank Dariea V
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We drove there in early April. The road is long, it took us about 30 min. to get there from highway 285. It was snow packed the entire second half. All the stores were closed and what I saw, while there is clearly evidence of...More

1  Thank Roberta H
Reviewed 27 March 2017

The mountain drive alone was worth it through the San Isabel National Forest, close to the Chalk Cliffs, and I know this is a ghost town, but I was hoping there would be a little more to see once we got there. The general store...More

2  Thank SLWatty
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Great little ghost town! Worth the drive, if you like remote off the beaten path outdoors. Spectacular views! Neat, but touristy(to be expected) general store. Tons of Hummingbirds!!!

Thank Elise B
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Serena L
Are you allowed to go at night? I'm looking for something adventurous to do for my 21st birthday, and think this would be a really cool area to explore at night.
26 May 2017|
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Response from nrmarzian0 | Reviewed this property |
It would be an adventure. I am not sure that I would travel the road out there at night. There is no cell or navigation reception.
Bronté R
What does it cost to come through the town?
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
Can motorcycles come that far? We are riding Harley's not dirt bikes.
10 June 2016|
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Response from Jacob1993 | Reviewed this property |
No problem at all. Partially unpaved road but good for Harleys