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Old 09-08-2012, 10:22 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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Last weekend I had a chance to visit St. Elmo, west of Buena Vista, Colorado.

It's an old 1880's former mining town, but it's not actually abandoned. People still actually live there!

Have a look at my pics:

Touring Colorado ghost towns: my visit to St. Elmo | ~ House Crazy ~

I was surprised at how busy it was! Granted, it was the long weekend, but that is the busiest "ghost" town I have ever been to!
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:45 AM
 
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This looks eerily familiar. I think I may have been there in the early '70s but I can't say that with any degree of certainty. Probably just my mind playing tricks on me.
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:26 PM
 
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Used to be pretty dormant. I was there twice in the 1960's, haven't been there since. During that time the Buena Vista/Salida area had about a third, maybe a quarter of the population as there is now.

Pretty interesting history to the place.
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Old 09-08-2012, 08:54 PM
 
Location: 80904 West siiiiiide!
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I see you went to TinCup as well, i hunt that area in the winter, and that place really IS a ghost town once the snow flies.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I see you went to TinCup as well, i hunt that area in the winter, and that place really IS a ghost town once the snow flies.
Yes, I gathered that Tin Cup closed up for the winter - all the old cabins have heavy snow shutters!
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Old 09-13-2012, 07:42 AM
 
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I went there in 2008 when I first moved out here. I was intrigued with the concept of ghost towns, as we don't have nearly as many of them back where I'm from. There was hardly anybody around, which added to the creepiness . I visited again this past July when my brother came to visit. Now the place is ripe with ATVers, dirt bikers, sightseers, hikers, etc. It's still worth checking out though.
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