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It is about a 10 mile trip up to St. Elmo. We did it after a pretty hard two days of rain, so the road was a bit muddy. However the drive up was pretty and the town itself was actually pretty large. Looks like...More
The drive to St Elmo was beautiful with the autumn colours along the road, really easy to visit if staying around Mount Princeton. The actual town is very small and much of it closed at the minute for repairs, still well worth the trip if...More
The drive was lovely, but the destination was a huge let-down. No historical buildings or ruins: just a junky collection of modern homes, a parking area and a feeding area for ground squirrels. There are REAL ghost towns in Colorado: don't waste your time driving...More
What a beautiful drive up to St Elmo ghost town this time of year. The leaves are changing and the wind is cool, Colorado is so beautiful. We stoped on the way there at Alpine lake and it was amazing with the changing leaves. There...More
Really neat town and the drive up to it is beautiful in the fall with the Aspen trees all changing colors. The town is currently being renovated by the historical society with only the church done so far. We will come back to see the...More
Several lakes and creeks to choose from for fishing. Many ATV, cycle and 4 wheel drive trails to discover. Gateway to tin cup pass. Try the ice cream sandwich at the miners exchange. Takes several days to do all the exploring in the area. Visit...More
It was bit of a letdown to see all that construction work going on but on the other side, they try to preserve this historic old town and that's only right. General store with antiques and junk was pretty interesting. St. Elmo is not on...More
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The town should be open to walk around, but there really isn't much to see :( nearly every building is private property or private residence, so windows are either completely boarded up or blinds and curtains block view... More
The town should be open to walk around, but there really isn't much to see :( nearly every building is private property or private residence, so windows are either completely boarded up or blinds and curtains block view. It's fun to feed the chipmunks and check out the antiques, and it probably won't be as busy in November as it was for us when we went. Overall, just more disappointing, as I expected a ghost town with tours and access like it was 20 years ago. Beautiful drive there though! Be safe, we saw a mountain lion at night cross the dirt road on the way in!
We drove by the turnoff to St. Elmo on Monday and there did not seem to be anywhere near the same haze there is currently in the Denver area. It is a beautiful drive through the San Isabel National Forest. Watch for deer on... More
We drove by the turnoff to St. Elmo on Monday and there did not seem to be anywhere near the same haze there is currently in the Denver area. It is a beautiful drive through the San Isabel National Forest. Watch for deer on the road!