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Beautiful

Was such a beautiful stop and drive. We took 4 wheel drive SUV. We came in from Silverton. Highly... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2016
Carrie F
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Great stop for lunch

We went on the Alpine trail and stopped here for a picnic lunch. Scenery is terrific. You need a... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2016
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Centennial, Colorado
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“ghost town” (81 reviews)
“alpine loop” (18 reviews)
“cinnamon pass” (8 reviews)
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Ouray, CO
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Was such a beautiful stop and drive. We took 4 wheel drive SUV. We came in from Silverton. Highly recommend driving very slow. Road is very rocky and bumpy. The jeeps and ATVs have made the road rough. But it was worth the slow drive....More

1  Thank Carrie F
Reviewed 16 August 2016

We went on the Alpine trail and stopped here for a picnic lunch. Scenery is terrific. You need a decent vehicle to get here. The old town is a fun place for the kids to explore

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Reviewed 15 August 2016

This is a stunning sight of a handful of buildings from the 1880s, and some are in the process of restoration by some very dedicated people. One two story house has a bay window and one house has an attached "out house". See the jail,...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Animas Forks is an interesting place to visit. Some routes are difficult, such as coming over the passes from Lake City or Ouray, but the road from Silverton is a nice, easy route. There are some stamping mills in the area, several houses and the...More

2  Thank Lowell B
Reviewed 4 August 2016

There are a few ways to get to Animas Forks, but any way that you go is beautiful. Once you get there, there are several older buildings that show the history of the little village. Some have been restored, others are slightly damaged. There are...More

Thank AmandaChristion
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Visited here for the second time in two years. Came this time from the Lake City side over Cinnamon Pass. Had a nice picnic and enjoyed the views. From here, there are several directions you can go to get either back to Lake City ,...More

Thank Janet F
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Great way to get an idea of what this isolated town from the 1880's was like. It is a self led tour, and there is minimal information on site, so the best way to experience this beautiful part of the San Juan Mountains of Colorado...More

1  Thank Carole5453
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Animas Forks is a real ghost town with no souvenir shops or t-shirt places but it does have an abandoned mine, old miner's cabins and saloons, and is the jump off point for the Alpine Loop. It can be reached from Silverton with a high...More

Thank Joseph D
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Coming down from cinnamon pass you will find the Animas Forks ( an old mine and ghost town). The ghost town has been maintained and is very educational.

Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 25 July 2016

As you come off of Cinnamon Pass, you descend on to Animas Forks. This is a grand old Ghost Town, much better than Saint Elmo that is just south of Leadville CO. If can also be accessed from the town of Silverton via car, truck,...More

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cajuntravelers2007
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Response from Tita T | Reviewed this property |
Maybe 30 minutes.
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Catman42
31 July 2015|
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Response from Brett J | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Wayne C. Animas Forks is a historical sight, a cluster of mining camp ruins, a place to park your 4-wheel drive vehicle and use the primitive restroom facilities. Your closest airports are Montrose, Durango... More
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