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Very nicely restored.

Love visiting historic mines.Animas Forks was very interesting and informative. After visiting... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2016
Marietta, Georgia
Old Mining Town

We rented a jeep & another family member drove their personal 4 WD Toyota Tundra & Toyota 4... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2016
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

Love visiting historic mines.Animas Forks was very interesting and informative. After visiting Animas forks, you must make a stop in Silverton, Which is another historic mining town

Thank turinmamoun
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

We rented a jeep & another family member drove their personal 4 WD Toyota Tundra & Toyota 4 Runner. It is a rocky & rough ride. Really. It was WELL WORTH the money paid for a Jeep to have the peace of mind that we...More

Thank L F
Reviewed 6 July 2016

It's a bit misleading to say this ghost town is near Ouray since the best way to reach it is directly from Silverton. If you continue on the same road you drove up from Silverton, it becomes VERY rough after a 1/4 mile or so...More

Thank TerrynJean_Quinn
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Animas Forks buildings are in better shape than ever. Glad this unique town is being cared for. Beautiful spot!

Thank Boyd O
Reviewed 26 June 2016

Wow...pretty much sums up this ghost town. Amazing that you get to actually go INTO these buildings. Very neat feeling to see and get a feel of what the people saw and how they lived. Lots of buildings to go through and some of the...More

Thank abrown8977
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Awesome little ghost town near the top of the mountain! The trip up may be even more beautiful! Beware the roads are treacherous and hard on tires, best to get a guided tour or a rental off road vehicle downtown for the trip.

Thank pilot7t6
Reviewed 14 June 2016

We rode ATVs to the Ghost Town from Silverton, Co. We had so much fun riding up to the little town that is being restored. You can go in the houses and see what their life would have been like. There are a lot of...More

Thank Courtney C
Reviewed 9 June 2016

My memory of Colorado ghost towns stems from the late '60s. Ghost towns then were falling down and unmaintained. But the ravages of time mean that a 1967 ghost town is no longer anything but a pile of weathered boards, and so many ghost towns...More

2  Thank David B
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Rented a Rubicon from our hotel (Twin Peaks in Ouray) and drove up to Animas Forks in early June. Spectacular! The road up from Silverton was perfect for first time off-roaders in the San Juan mountains. Challenging but doable with the most incredible scenery along...More

1  Thank Jamiwithani
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

The ghost town itself wasn't of particular interest to me. I only visited Animas Forks to experience the drive. It was the most jarring I've ever been on. Some say a 2WD car will make the trip just fine, I personally wouldn't try it. I...More

1  Thank CallMrPlow
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Is there airport shuttle service? and does it cost?
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
Nancy G
Do you have to have a 4 wheel driver to visit Animas Forks?
8 February 2015|
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Response from Amylis52 | Reviewed this property |
Most of the vehicles we saw up there were SUVs of various types. We drove a Subaru Forrester up and we had no issues but we did take it very slow and careful because the road is pretty difficult. I wouldn't make the trip... More