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St. Elmo

Nathrop, CO
+1 719-395-2117
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A must see if in the area

My kids loved feeding the chipmunks! This is a great historic spot but quite out of the way. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jennifer L
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Denver, Colorado
Cool history, but not much else

St Elmo is a historic mining and supply town that is now a ghost town with nothing much to enjoy... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LivinlargeinDenver
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Denver, Colorado
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“beautiful drive” (17 reviews)
“mining town” (19 reviews)
“sunflower seeds” (18 reviews)
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Nathrop, CO
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"beautiful drive"
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"mining town"
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"sunflower seeds"
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"ground squirrels"
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"wheel drive"
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"town hall"
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"several miles"
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"tin cup"
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"hiking trails"
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"antique shop"
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"great place to visit"
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"walk around"
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"worth the trip"
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"out of the way"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids loved feeding the chipmunks! This is a great historic spot but quite out of the way. The drive to St. Elmo is gorgeous alongside a river and a further drive than you would expect. No cell service on the drive. Make a trip...More

Thank Jennifer L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

St Elmo is a historic mining and supply town that is now a ghost town with nothing much to enjoy except the history.

Thank LivinlargeinDenver
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

My Boyfriend and I went up to this lovely old town and walked around. It is quaint, historic, and has breathtaking views of the mountains!

Thank Ethan J
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

We drove up to St. Elmo Ghost Town and found it to be very interesting! There was snow and ice on the road and everything was shut down when we got there, which was expected for the season. We definitely want to go back during...More

Thank tennantjoe
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

We drove through the ghost town of St. Elmo since it was freezing and had a lot of snow, would love to come back when it’s a little nicer weather so we could walk around and look. Very cool to see how people lived and...More

Thank Brittany W
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

St. Elmo is a wonderful day trip but if you can spend the night- it's even better. The town, after the day tourists are gone, is so quiet and spooky. You really feel the history passing through the town when you are there at dusk...But...More

Thank BeeJugStead
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 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
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

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
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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
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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
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TammyBar
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
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Dee M
15 September 2017|
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Yes I saw many dogs (leashed)
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Carmen D
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
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