There are hundreds of abandoned sites around Colorado that once stood as towns of the late 19th century mining boom. Here’s a road trip through the state that hits some of the most well-preserved ghost towns.
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Homestead Meadows (Photo) Credit Max and Dee Bernt (flickr)
Caribou City (Photo) Credit Plazak (Wikipedia Creative Commons)
Silver Plume (Photo) Credit Jeffrey Beall (Wikipedia Creative Commons)
South Park (Photo) Credit Thomas Elliott (Flickr)
St Elmo Ghost Town (Photo) Credit BackyardProduction (iStock)
Leadville Ghost Town (Photo) Credit KaraGrubis (iStock)
Twin Lakes (Photo) Credit chapin31 (iStock)
Crystal Mill (Photo) Credit miroslave_1 (iStock)
Gilman, Minturn (Photo) Credit Christian Murdock
St. Elmo (Photo) Credit Spencer McKee
Leslie James is all about Colorado when it comes to writing features, sharing adventures, and creating colorful galleries. She loves camping, hiking, mountain biking and snowboarding. Leslie joined OutThere Colorado in November 2020.