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Things To Do - Ghost Towns

There is much to do and see in Fourteener Country. The avid outdoorsman will marvel at the abundance and quality of the areas outdoor recreational opportunities. Those wanting a special, relaxing mountain escape will be in awe of the beauty this area offers. One can take a leisurely drive through the mountains on one of the Scenic Byways; see old mines and sparkling reservoirs, peaceful roads lined with history and beauty to take your breath away. Historic districts and ghost towns dot the landscape by the fistful. There are museums, scenic trains, hot springs, wildlife viewing, shopping and more. Below you’ll find information and listings to help you design the perfect sight-seeing trip to the Central Colorado Mountains.

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Dawson Cabin, Beaver City CO

Beaver City, Vicksburg, Rockdale / Silverdale, Winfield

As one would expect from a mining area that has experienced boom and bust, many ghost towns remain in central Colorado to remind us of the dreams and joys, disappointments and devastations of many a p...  Details

Ghost town in Central Colorado

Fourteener Country Ghost Towns

Central Colorado is not only home to many mountain peaks over 14,000 feet, called "Fourteeners," but also to a good number of abandoned mines and towns. During the latter part of the 1800...  Details

Ghost town of Hancock, CO

Ghost Town - Hancock

The road to Hancock is slow, but beautiful. There's very little left of the town, but the lovely meadow and views make the trek worthwhile. The once-expansive Hancock had thrived as a railroad tow...  Details

Main Street in St. Elmo, Colorado

Ghost Town - St. Elmo

Of all the ghost towns in Colorado, St. Elmo is one of the best preserved. This is because it has never been completely abandoned and its die-hard residents have jealously protected it over the years....  Details

Vicksburg Colorado historic Main St

Ghost Town - Vicksburg

Once a bustling mining town, Vicksburg enjoyed a general store, a post office, a school, two hotels, two billiard halls, several saloons, a livery stable, a blacksmith, and an assay office. Located ne...  Details

Information sign at Winfield, CO

Ghost Town - Winfield

Boom and bust are recurring themes in the central Colorado mine fields. The town of Winfield, first called Florence and then Lucknow, reached a population of around 1,500 in 1890 after being founded o...  Details

Historic photo of Romley, Colorado

Ghost Towns - Romley

Some old mining towns don't even have enough left for ghosts to haunt. One such is Romley, on the road to Hancock. During its heyday, between 400 and 1000 people lived and worked there, with multi...  Details

Ghost town of Hamilton, CO

Hamilton

One of the most remote mining areas in Clear Creek Canon, the mining camp of Hamilton consisted of a mere four to five buildings. The Hamilton Mining and Tunnel Company operated here until 1905. &nbs...  Details

St. Elmo Town Hall

The original Town Hall was built in 1880 when the town population was nearing 2,000 people.  The current year-round population is 4.    St. Elmo has been a ghost town since 1958.St. E...  Details