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Old 09-06-2013, 12:51 AM
 
Location: The 719
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Went camping in BV a couple of weeks ago. Hope you enjoy some of these;



A little ghost town and spot a lot of four-wheelers visit in a place called St Elmo near Nathrop near also Buena Vista on 285








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Old 09-06-2013, 12:28 PM
 
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Default St. Elmo, Colorado - Ghost Town

Here's the wiki on the St Elmo ghost town.

Excerpt: "St. Elmo is a ghost town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Founded in 1880, St. Elmo lies in the heart of the Sawatch Range, 20 miles (32 km) southwest of Buena Vista and sits at an elevation of 9,961 feet (3,036 m). Nearly 2,000 people settled in this town when mining for gold and silver became evident. The mining industry started to decline in the early 1920s, and in 1922 the train discontinued service. The community is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the St. Elmo Historic District.[1] It is one of Colorado's best preserved ghost towns."

Typical story for the high country....gold/silver mining....boom/bust....gone but not forgotten.

Thank you Mc'Dog for anudder great photo tour!
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Old 09-06-2013, 01:51 PM
 
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Thx 4 checkin it out and the additional info.
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Old 09-06-2013, 02:32 PM
 
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:15 PM
 
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Amazing photos!
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:58 AM
 
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Fun little side trip, involving Mt Princeton hot springs resort, the canopy of aspen next to the the wildlife observation platform and the waterfall along the way. I won't even mention the camp grounds or small idyllic lake to spend some quiet time. Getting to St Elmo is half the fun!

Once in St Elmo, you actually get a feel for what life was like in the late 1800's (with the exception of the Hummingbird feeders in front of the gift shop *ahem*). Some interesting historic structures still withstanding the test of time. Did you notice the outhouse at the top of the steps? Definitely unrealistic for those contracting the dreaded "Aztec Two Step". LOL!

Without a doubt, a very "Cool 10,000 Foot Tour" for those spending time in a hot valley!



BTW
There is a road that runs perpendicular to the main road. Did you have a chance to checkout the steam on the west side about 50 yards down? There must be a dozen, or better, rabbits in the brush just having a great time.
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Old 09-07-2013, 10:23 AM
 
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I don't think so. We saw a wooded bunch of brush where chipmonks will crawl all over you. We fished a small lake and stream down the way.
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:05 PM
 
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Nice pix, McDog! Glad to see Buena Vista and St Elmo are still pretty much the way I've remembered them. Your photo tours have been great!
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Old 09-07-2013, 01:30 PM
 
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Thx 4 checking them out. Would like to do one of Canon City and mayne Trinidad soon.
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Old 09-07-2013, 09:55 PM
 
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Very nice pics! Even though I've spent a lot of time in the BV area, I've yet to visit St. Elmo. Looks like I'm missing out. Maybe I'll get over that way next week when I'm back in CO!
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