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Address: Gunnison, CO
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Former ghost town now a Summer resort.

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An afternoon trip to get away from it all, but then to see it all

Tin Cup is a small town North East of Gunnison. It was more popular during the 50's and 60's for those wanting to have a mountain retreat. The is fishing and camping and people... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tin Cup is a small town North East of Gunnison. It was more popular during the 50's and 60's for those wanting to have a mountain retreat. The is fishing and camping and people to talk to. But this area is over run with people on four wheelers. Very noisy and dusty.

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Thank BILL W
Loveland, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First stay here I stayed in Dan Tredway's cabin back in 2007, not long before he passed away. Great introduction to this old mining town. The cabins are all pretty rustic in this area, and very off the beaten path. The road in from Highway 50 goes over the pass at over 10000 feet and is a breathtaking view. Tent... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Beautiful views and a feel for how it looked in the 1800's with preserved cabins and graveyard. Don't miss Mirror Lake.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

If you are staying around Gunnison, it's worth it to get off the beaten path and visit Tin Cup and the surrounding areas. We stayed at the Colorado Dream Ranch (RV park and campground above Taylor Reservoir), where it is possible to take OHVs directly from the campground over to Tin Cup. We did see several vehicles do it (trucks,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

the roads around Tin Cup and Mirror lake are rough but passible. it is obviously best to do it with high clearance in the under carriage of your vehicle. The fishing still seems to be good; my parents visited here early in their married life, primarily to fish and vacation.

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Thank Gerry S
Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Cute little old miner town rich in history. Look at the cabins and buildings as you drive thru town. Take a few minutes to visit the cemetery - just outside town. It too is rich in history. We enjoyed passing thru, seeing deer walk down Main Street, as we went on to Mirror Lake for some fishing.

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Yukon, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

Defiantly would make the trip up, rent a jeep, but hard to find in Gunnison.... it was a rough trail up, but what a trip.

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Bushnell, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

A nice ride from the Taylor Park area for an ice cream at the store, or a meal at the restaurant or BBQ business. Like a living ghost town. Learned the history of this mining town from post cards purchased a the shop; if you sit quietly for a few minutes, you can envision what life was like here in... More 

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Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

If you want to spend several days 4 wheeling down beautiful trails this is the place to start at. Purchase a map of the trails so you don't get lost, pack a lunch and enjoy the beautiful scenery and togetherness as a family or friends! (Don't go alone though as you could have break downs and be stranded). We hauled... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

After taking a wrong turn an ending up driving our rental car on a road geared to Jeeps and ATVs, we finally (after 1 1/2 hrs driving 14 miles!) crested a ridge to see Tin Cup in the valley. Tin Cup is now more of a resort ghost town with year round residents. Many original structures remain, but they have... More 

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