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Address: Ouray, CO

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Wow...pretty much sums up this ghost town. Amazing that you get to actually go INTO these buildings. Very neat feeling to see and get a feel of what the people saw and how they... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 June 2016
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Cave Creek, Arizona
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Cave Creek, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Wow...pretty much sums up this ghost town. Amazing that you get to actually go INTO these buildings. Very neat feeling to see and get a feel of what the people saw and how they lived. Lots of buildings to go through and some of the walkways can be a little slippery (We got hit with rain and hail while there).... More 

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Alliance, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Awesome little ghost town near the top of the mountain! The trip up may be even more beautiful! Beware the roads are treacherous and hard on tires, best to get a guided tour or a rental off road vehicle downtown for the trip.

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Blue Rock, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

We rode ATVs to the Ghost Town from Silverton, Co. We had so much fun riding up to the little town that is being restored. You can go in the houses and see what their life would have been like. There are a lot of things to stop and see along the way. Make sure you have a vehicle that... More 

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Waterville, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

My memory of Colorado ghost towns stems from the late '60s. Ghost towns then were falling down and unmaintained. But the ravages of time mean that a 1967 ghost town is no longer anything but a pile of weathered boards, and so many ghost towns have survived through the efforts of groups to provide minimal shoring up--roofs in particular. From... More 

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Cleveland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Rented a Rubicon from our hotel (Twin Peaks in Ouray) and drove up to Animas Forks in early June. Spectacular! The road up from Silverton was perfect for first time off-roaders in the San Juan mountains. Challenging but doable with the most incredible scenery along the way. Animas Forks is just gorgeous, there remains a handful of well preserved homes... More 

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Southgate, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

The ghost town itself wasn't of particular interest to me. I only visited Animas Forks to experience the drive. It was the most jarring I've ever been on. Some say a 2WD car will make the trip just fine, I personally wouldn't try it. I have a 2016 CRV with 18 inch wheels and bottomed out 3 times. I watched... More 

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

While it's a bit of a trek to get there, it's a beautiful drive and spookily cool spot once you arrive.

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Lucinda, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

Such a beautiful view! Very interesting to walk through the houses! Fun ride via jeep! I'd love to go back and see it again!

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

Awesome setting. Would love to come back in July when the wildflowers are blooming. But as it was, we pratically had the place to ourselves in October. So much history, so interesting. The only downside is that we're used to sea level elevations and could only stay on hour or so before altitude sickness kicked in (though this was only... More 

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Terry, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

This is a nice little ghost town with amazing scenery once you arrive. I would recommend a suv or pickup and not a car. The road had some pretty large rocks in it and a car would bottom out and possibly puncture a oil pan. The preservation society has done of good job keeping the rustic appearance of the existing... More 

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