Animas Forks Ghost Town, Colorado, USA, USA
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USA Animas Forks Ghost Town, Colorado, USA

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Epic vistas! "Crofutt's Grip-sack Guide of Colorado" said Animas Forks was "in the midst of wild and rugged country, where nothing but rich mines would ever induce a human being to live longer than necessary."

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Travel Information

You can reach this Ghosttown via rocky dirt roads that can be difficult to navigate. A higher clearance SUV is recommended. The main risk is puncturing your tires. Check the websites for road opening details. Animas Forks is located on a system of roads known as the Alpine Loop. The loop is a 65-mile (105 km) system of unpaved roads which connects the small mountain towns of Lake City, Ouray, and Silverton. Most of the land in the area is managed by either the U.S. Forest Service or the Bureau of Land Management. The Alpine Loop is visited by over 100,000 people each year. Animas Forks is at an elevation of 11,200 feet (3,400 m),
Spot Type Outdoor
Crowd Factor Just a few people
Best Timing Summer
Sunrise & Sunset 06:03 - 20:29 | current local time: 13:38
Photo Themes Ghost Town Gold Mining

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