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St. Elmo

Nathrop, CO
+1 719-395-2117
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Beautiful drive to a Great little Ghost miner town

LOVED this small ghost miner town! Original structures. You can read the History in the church... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Shana L
Chandler, Texas
Fun for a Quick Visit

We were here about 20 years ago with our oldest daughter. This visit was with her and her 7 month... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Denver, Colorado
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Nathrop, CO
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank Shana L
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were here about 20 years ago with our oldest daughter. This visit was with her and her 7 month old. Was fun feeding the chipmunks just like she did years ago. You can purchase a small bag of sunflowers seeds in front of the...More

Thank Flagstick
Reviewed 4 days ago

Humming birds soaring around your head, chipmunks and ground squirrels eager to eat from your hands. Paraphernalia throws you back in time to when life was simple but far from being EASY...great place to share with the kids - tell them the ways of the...More

1  Thank USPS497
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made the 35 mile drive which half was dirt road. Upon entering the town we were greeted with signs that stated "private residences- do not trespass". The buildings were definitely not original and had modern conveniences such as furnace vents, electricity and even a...More

1  Thank trippin2u
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are only two people who live there all year round. The General store is a great place to visit. It is a gift shop, Antique shop, sandwich shop and the people who run it are friendly and knowledgeable about the town and area. There...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The general store was open so we were able to get ice cream bars and food for the chipmunks. Lots of neat old buildings to see. The old jail is open to walk into. The chipmunks are across the street from the general store. There...More

1  Thank MidMoMommy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was excited to make the trip. Nothing like I expected. All the buildings were locked up and nothing to see really. We ran into one of the owners and he was a complete jerk to us. I could only recommend feeding the chipmunks if...More

Thank Greg C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little ghost town was the third on our vacation and my absolute favorite! The town is really neat, some good photo opportunities. There is a small souvenir shop and the ladies that were working there were very nice. There are chipmunks, squirrels, and little...More

Thank Rachel J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove from Buena Vista to St Elmo. The road was paved, then gravel so no problems getting there. The drive is pretty, there are many national forest campgrounds along the route and fishing areas. When we got to town, it looked charming with the...More

Thank pasherry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a history buff I really, really wanted to love this and was really looking forward to it. The main street is completely full of cars which totally kills the ghost town feel of it - zaps the charm right out. They do have a...More

2  Thank Carrie L
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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 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
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