Ghost towns and other remnants of Colorado’s mining era can still be found today. Here are 10 mountain towns in Colorado to visit to see abandoned ghost towns.
Author’s Note: Respect any and all no trespassing and private property signs at these historic sites. Ghost towns are often fragile. Follow the principles of Leave No Trace.
St. Elmo Ghost Town (Photo) Credit BackyardProduction (iStock)
Leadville Ghost Town (Photo) Credit KaraGrubis (iStock)
Granite Ghost Town (Photo) Credit Jeffrey Beall (flickr)
Carson Ghost Town (Photo) File Photo
Capitol City Ghost Town (Photo) Credit Christian Murdock
Animas Forks Ghost Town (Photo) Credit Spencer McKee
Ashcroft Ghost Town (Photo) Credit File Photo
Alta Ghost Town (Photo) Credit Adam Franco
Twin Lakes (Photo) Credit Craig Zerbe (iStock)
Vindicator Valley Trail (Photo) Credit Seth Boster, The Gazette
Gothic Ghost Town (Photo) Credit James St. John (flickr)
South Park (Photo) Credit Thomas Elliott (Flickr)
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.