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Neat place...

It's a VERY bumpy ride to get here but worth it once you arrive. It's cool to see the history of... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2016
dhack55
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Wichita, KS
Neat old houses you can walk through!

The houses have been somewhat preserved, you can actually walk through them. There is a gorgeous... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2016
KeishaNCasey
,
Pflugerville, Texas
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“ghost town” (81 reviews)
“alpine loop” (19 reviews)
“engineer pass” (13 reviews)
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Ouray, CO
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"forest service"
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"picnic lunch"
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"abandoned mining"
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

It's a VERY bumpy ride to get here but worth it once you arrive. It's cool to see the history of this location.

Thank dhack55
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

The houses have been somewhat preserved, you can actually walk through them. There is a gorgeous two story with bay windows that you can actually go upstairs in. It feels weird and you wonder if you'll fall through but you don't. It's a pretty easy...More

1  Thank KeishaNCasey
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This has to be one of my favorite places on earth! If you would like to see a well preserved ghost town, up high in the Rocky Mountains, and get a small glimpse into what it must have been like to brave the elements and...More

1  Thank Firefly1423
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Reviewed 8 September 2016

There are hundreds of ghost towns in Colorado, mostly remnants of the Gold Rush era in the late 1800s. Most of the towns no longer exist. But the ones that do, like Animas Forks and Ashcroft and St. Elmo and Gothic, are worth visiting, especially...More

1  Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

We have been to Animas Forks a couple of times and always enjoy the trip. The San Juan Mountains have some of the best scenery that Colorado has to offer and the drive up to Animas Forks is no exception. Depending on the route you...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2016

Spent a day driving on the Alpine Loop and started from the historic Town of Silverton. The road drives along side the Animas river and takes you to the 1800's Ghost Town of Animas Forks. I couldn't believe how well preserved and in great condition...More

2  Thank April H
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Reviewed 26 August 2016

Was such a beautiful stop and drive. We took 4 wheel drive SUV. We came in from Silverton. Highly recommend driving very slow. Road is very rocky and bumpy. The jeeps and ATVs have made the road rough. But it was worth the slow drive....More

1  Thank Carrie F
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

We went on the Alpine trail and stopped here for a picnic lunch. Scenery is terrific. You need a decent vehicle to get here. The old town is a fun place for the kids to explore

1  Thank webtravelreview
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Reviewed 16 August 2016

This is a stunning sight of a handful of buildings from the 1880s, and some are in the process of restoration by some very dedicated people. One two story house has a bay window and one house has an attached "out house". See the jail,...More

Thank Jim R
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

Animas Forks is an interesting place to visit. Some routes are difficult, such as coming over the passes from Lake City or Ouray, but the road from Silverton is a nice, easy route. There are some stamping mills in the area, several houses and the...More

2  Thank Lowell B
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cajuntravelers2007
23 September 2017|
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Response from Tita T | Reviewed this property |
Maybe 30 minutes.
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Catman42
31 July 2015|
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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
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