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St. Elmo

Nathrop, CO
+1 719-395-2117
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CR 162 is a great place to visit all along the way up to St. Elmo.

There is so much to do and see along the 16 mile drive up to St. Elmo. There are trails, horseback... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Florahome, Florida
so cool

this place was cool, enjoyed looking at everything, but most of the building were closed since it... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“old buildings” (30 reviews)
“mining town” (18 reviews)
Nathrop, CO
+1 719-395-2117
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There is so much to do and see along the 16 mile drive up to St. Elmo. There are trails, horseback riding, wild life meadow viewing and a beautiful cascading creek.

Thank Nomadpb54
Reviewed 5 days ago

this place was cool, enjoyed looking at everything, but most of the building were closed since it was the end of season, the chipmunks were cool and they would eat out of your hand

Thank blueman66
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Truly enjoyed the quaint little ghost town and the friendly Chipmunks! Fall colors are wonderful this time of year.

Thank Dee M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The town itself is a bit bland, I've seen far better ghost towns such as Bodie (nr San Fran, CA). You reach it via an unpaved (but good) road about 5 miles long. The town is just 1 street. Locals ate selling a few antiques...More

Thank Gem_Gem_Man
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This former silver mining town is now a ghost town with remnants of the houses and town hall. It is interesting, but I would not call it a must see, but worth the trip. The proprietor of the general store is very friendly and helpful....More

Thank Charles M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The long drive to it is lovely and it's fun to wander around imagining how it use to be. They have a small general store that is quite nice. My partner bought a rather pricy leather cap that he loved. I mention that because he...More

1  Thank Domina57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed staying here, the beautiful sites near the creek are the greatest. The shower house is the best I have ever seen in any park. The owners and staff were fantastic and go out of their way to make your stay the best...More

1  Thank Arlen P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting to visit an old mining ghost town. The open general store sells treats for the many, many chipmunks who reside in the woodpile across the street and the kids enjoyed feeding them.

Thank Judith303
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

History Colorado museum is in the process of restoring and maintaining this corner of the old West. St. Elmo was a mining town in its heyday but now has but a handful of residents. The town has a nice array of outhouses.

Thank James M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think this is my first one-star review, and hopefully it will be my last. I wanted to love this place so much, and I looked forward to coming here ever since my sister came here on a high school trip 14 odd years ago....More

2  Thank Courtney H
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Dee M
15 September 2017|
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Response from Gem_Gem_Man | Reviewed this property |
Of course. It's just an open dusty street.
Carmen D
5 September 2017|
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Response from lifesjourneysm | Reviewed this property |
The smoke from the fires Oregon, Montana, and California is creating haze over Denver metro area. Not sure if it is affecting the area around Buena Vista. No 4x4 needed.
Serena L
26 May 2017|
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Response from Courtney H | Reviewed this property |
This is a late answer, but we went out there this past weekend and we saw a big gate outside that prevented us from driving in. We took a different route in the daytime though, so I'm not entirely sure where this gate was... More