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Interesting little town

It is about a 10 mile trip up to St. Elmo. We did it after a pretty hard two days of rain, so the... read more

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Janet T
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Granville, Ohio
Great chipmunks

The drive to St Elmo was beautiful with the autumn colours along the road, really easy to visit if... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stef M
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Reviewed today

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

Thank Janet T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

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

Thank Stef M
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank divawombat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome to view a look back into the past. Hard to imagine people working and living so far away from civilization. Last bit is a hard-packed dirt road suitable for any vehicle.

Thank Kevin G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Lisa J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Denise O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth the stop, but a good piece of the town is under restoration. Will be wonderful when done. Good “antique” shop at the start of town. Did not ATV from there, but rentals are available.

Thank Jerry S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Jukka W
Reviewed 1 September 2018

This is a beautiful drive from Mt. Princeton. The General Store is interesting. A great place to learn the history of the area.

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TammyBar
17 October 2017|
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Response from Courtney H | Reviewed this property |
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
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Dee M
16 September 2017|
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Response from Stay10012 | Reviewed this property |
Yes I saw many dogs (leashed)
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Carmen D
6 September 2017|
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Response from SLWatty | Reviewed this property |
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
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