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Under construction but still nice

It was bit of a letdown to see all that construction work going on but on the other side, they try... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jukka W
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Vantaa, Finland
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Remote Abandoned Town-Are Similar Sites Nearby in Fairplay

After reading the reviews, I was unsure if I should make the trip out to St Elmo. The drive is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
WanderlusTravelers
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USA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the stop, but a good piece of the town is under restoration. Will be wonderful when done. Good “antique” shop at the start of town. Did not ATV from there, but rentals are available.

Thank Jerry S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Several lakes and creeks to choose from for fishing. Many ATV, cycle and 4 wheel drive trails to discover. Gateway to tin cup pass. Try the ice cream sandwich at the miners exchange. Takes several days to do all the exploring in the area. Visit...More

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was bit of a letdown to see all that construction work going on but on the other side, they try to preserve this historic old town and that's only right. General store with antiques and junk was pretty interesting. St. Elmo is not on...More

Thank Jukka W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful drive from Mt. Princeton. The General Store is interesting. A great place to learn the history of the area.

Thank Pathfinder153607
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best time in St Elmo! We visited the miners exchange and looked at all of the very cool vintage antiques they offered. The kids had an amazing time feeding the chipmunks and just to see the old buildings and history was out...More

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walk back in time....enjoy the beauty and unique characteristics of this place! The general store is a nice touch!

Thank lisa s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We'd never been before. There is a lot of construction going on to rejuvenate the town, we enjoyed seeing the buildings that were open. The general store is pretty much a gift store with a few antiques inside, but OUTSIDE is were it is really...More

Thank Mary Ann E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 3-block ghost town boasts a general store and a hotel. And I saw signs of at least on permanent resident. Unfortunately, when I was there, a couple of construction trailers and, I guess, building rehab work blocked off main street leaving only a roped...More

Thank Sam K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading the reviews, I was unsure if I should make the trip out to St Elmo. The drive is beautiful, and was probably the highlight, but be aware half of it is on a gravel road. It was nice to see some of the...More

Thank WanderlusTravelers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is so much history there. Lots of trails for 4 wheelers and ATVs. Great views, friendly people. We loved it and hope yo be back.

Thank Caryl S
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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
5 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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