We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Cute little deserted town

There are a few ways to get to Animas Forks, but any way that you go is beautiful. Once you get... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2016
AmandaChristion
,
Grand Prairie, Texas
Always a great stop1

Visited here for the second time in two years. Came this time from the Lake City side over... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2016
Janet F
,
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Read all 182 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good23%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“ghost town” (81 reviews)
“alpine loop” (17 reviews)
LOCATION
Ouray, CO
Write a Review
Reviews (182)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

31 - 40 of 177 reviews

Reviewed 4 August 2016

There are a few ways to get to Animas Forks, but any way that you go is beautiful. Once you get there, there are several older buildings that show the history of the little village. Some have been restored, others are slightly damaged. There are...More

Thank AmandaChristion
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Visited here for the second time in two years. Came this time from the Lake City side over Cinnamon Pass. Had a nice picnic and enjoyed the views. From here, there are several directions you can go to get either back to Lake City ,...More

Thank Janet F
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Great way to get an idea of what this isolated town from the 1880's was like. It is a self led tour, and there is minimal information on site, so the best way to experience this beautiful part of the San Juan Mountains of Colorado...More

1  Thank Carole5453
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Animas Forks is a real ghost town with no souvenir shops or t-shirt places but it does have an abandoned mine, old miner's cabins and saloons, and is the jump off point for the Alpine Loop. It can be reached from Silverton with a high...More

Thank Joseph D
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Coming down from cinnamon pass you will find the Animas Forks ( an old mine and ghost town). The ghost town has been maintained and is very educational.

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 25 July 2016

As you come off of Cinnamon Pass, you descend on to Animas Forks. This is a grand old Ghost Town, much better than Saint Elmo that is just south of Leadville CO. If can also be accessed from the town of Silverton via car, truck,...More

1  Thank MVInternatinal
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I camped at Animas Forks for about a week. It's an interesting ghost town with several buildings in tact. The area is stunning. I spent my time driving the trails and hiking. What an incredible place.

Thank DaveAsher
Reviewed 21 July 2016

This is certainly a great town to visit that is not too far into the mountains yet a great piece of history. It is up CR2 out of Silverton and I would suggest 4 wheel drive although 2WD Truck with decent clearance could make it....More

Thank rmr3599
Reviewed 18 July 2016

My kids loved walking around in all the old buildings and learning about the town that used to exist at this location. Road is a bit tricky but we were on 4-wheelers so its wasn't an issue for us.

Thank Kelly L
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Rent a side by side ATV and point up to Animas Forks. It is not a difficult road, but not recommended for regular cars. The ghost town is well identified with stories of the structures and families that lived there. You will pass Eureka mine...More

Thank rednette
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Mouses Chocolates and Coffee
874 reviews
13.45 km away
Bon Ton Restaurant
512 reviews
13.34 km away
Maggie's Kitchen
575 reviews
13.58 km away
BrickHouse 737
177 reviews
13.62 km away
Nearby Attractions
Hard Tack Mine Tours & Museum
36 reviews
4.85 km away
Box Canyon Waterfall & Park
525 reviews
13.18 km away
Ouray Box Canyon Waterfall
405 reviews
13.50 km away
Yankee Boy Basin
366 reviews
13.52 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
cajuntravelers2007
23 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Tita T | Reviewed this property |
Maybe 30 minutes.
2
Votes
Catman42
31 July 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Brett J | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Wayne C. Animas Forks is a historical sight, a cluster of mining camp ruins, a place to park your 4-wheel drive vehicle and use the primitive restroom facilities. Your closest airports are Montrose, Durango... More
1
Vote