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Just a small old mining town

Tin cup is overrun with off highway vehicles in summer, and is boarded up in winter. There is no... read more

Reviewed 13 November 2017
Durango, Colorado
Nice Drive

Drove up to Tin Cup to check out the town - the cafe was closed at the moment - wanted a T-shirt... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2017
Wetumpka, Alabama
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Former ghost town now a Summer resort.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
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“mining town” (4 reviews)
“four wheelers” (3 reviews)
“passing thru” (2 reviews)
Gunnison, CO
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Reviewed 13 November 2017

Tin cup is overrun with off highway vehicles in summer, and is boarded up in winter. There is no shopping, no dining and I'm sure the seasonal residents would rather tourists stay away and leave them in peace and quiet as there is no commercial...More

Thank KB6CLA
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Drove up to Tin Cup to check out the town - the cafe was closed at the moment - wanted a T-shirt but nothing open....drove up to the lake and walked around to fish. Beautiful scenery.

1  Thank M F
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We drove through Tin Cup as we had heard some neat things about it. I have to say that if you're in the area, go there as it was a pretty cool little town. There really isn't much to see, it's an old town that...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017

Not to much here that we saw. There is a nice lake just North of town that is nice. We was passing thru on ATV when we was here

Thank Joel c
Reviewed 3 May 2017

This is a trip we take every summer at least once, First the down side, ATV's the damn thing are everywhere kicking up dust and making noise, Other then that this is a favorite, We camp at Mirror Lake and then check out Taylor park...More

1  Thank Dean M
Reviewed 16 November 2016

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...More

1  Thank BILL W
Reviewed 5 November 2016

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...More

Thank jerekson
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.

2  Thank Kathleen Theodo... G
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...More

1  Thank Happytravelteam
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,...More

Thank Gerry S
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Wendy B
15 February 2015|
Response from Dan Z | Reviewed this property |
The most important advice I can give is to have a vehicle that has a very high clearance and a good set of tires, oh, and a good spare! Most 4WD rentals companies have jeeps that will work. Try a google search on: 4WD... More