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St. Elmo

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Address: Nathrop, CO
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 opens on Mother's Day. It was fun to see the building facades, but it is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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!!!

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Thank Elise B
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

i came to visit here and believe me it was amazing, it is like a small ghost town. but not in a scary sense. i love the old design of the stores. this place has so much history and story. accessible to all.

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Thank Louise Y
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Well maintained road to the little mining town of St. Elmo. Great history and a lot of fun to walk around with visiting friends and family!

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Get a great idea of what living was like in a mountain mining town and take in the awesome scenery. The historic association is doing a wonderful job of preservation. Hiking is excellent but be prepared for the elevation gain.

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Thank Carol T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

All of the original shops were closed but the scenic view is worth the drive. There is 1 bathroom on the way, but no other public facilities. All wheel drive is recommend in the winter months but is possible without.

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Manitou Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

At this time of the year, none of the original buildings were open, other than the guesthouse (which is open all year round). The town is one of the best kept ghost towns in Colorado I believe we read, It gave us a true respect of how the pioneers/miners lived here, back in 1880, when the buildings were dated from,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

It is well maintained and surrounding area is so pretty. It has nice trails to walk along the river too.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I love this ghost town whether it is in the summer or the winter. great for hiking, snow shoeing and riding snow mobiles. We visit this ghost town every time we go to Mt. Princeton.

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Hartford, Ar
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

We went here several times while in the area to ride our ATVs. The general store has lots of antique do daddies. The lady working there was very friendly and gave us lots of useful info about the trails in the area. You can fee chipmunks right out of your hand. They are cute, but there's not much else to... More 

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