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St. Elmo

Nathrop, CO
+1 719-395-2117
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Historic Mine Town

Stopped here to look around after realizing we didn't want to try driving the road up to Tin Cup... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Franklin, Tennessee
jeep stop

We stopped here while jeeping and saw some neat things, good souvenir stop. There were many humming... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Portland CT
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  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Nathrop, CO
+1 719-395-2117
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped here to look around after realizing we didn't want to try driving the road up to Tin Cup Pass. There are some people who live there and St. Elmo seems to be a hub for 4-wheelers and high-clearance ATVers. The general store is open...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here while jeeping and saw some neat things, good souvenir stop. There were many humming birds buzzing around. Great place to regroup before heading up the pass!

Thank X3148ECdawnc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As if the gorgeous drive up isn't enough, this little town provided fun for the kids, interesting history, and shopping for the adults. Not to mention access to Tincup Pass, a must-drive for jeepers and off-roaders of all kinds. I think my wife might've enjoyed...More

Thank Ryan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I will be brief as most everyone else has covered what I experienced here. If you like beautiful mountain scenery & the Old West, you will love this place. If you are looking for an off the path, real ghost town, you will be disappointed....More

Thank Biggie2016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The drive to get here was the best part. Beautiful scenery, but the actual town is a snooze. Only exciting thing were the chipmunks who ate from your hand.

Thank jilld930
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restored buildings of South Park in Fairplay are much better. Historical artifacts in each building showing different businesses and trades. The drive to St. Elmo is beautiful. I imagine it will be spectacular during the fall colors.

Thank lifesjourneysm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent maybe a couple of hours here taking pictures and walking the antiques. Had a blast feeding the chipmunks and watching the hummingbirds.

Thank Samantha R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed up the road at Mt. Princeton and had to stop and check this out. Neat stop and interesting history! Beautiful abundant amount of hummingbirds there also!

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drove up here this weekend, it is definitely a poplular off roader/ATV stop. There is a small general store (no other open businesses/restaurants, etc) and many abandoned historical buildings. I have never seen more hummingbirds in my life, at least 30+ at feeders outside the...More

Thank cdebell
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

5 or 6 falling down buildings. There are many great drives in the Salida and Buena Vista area don't wast your time on this one. I have done 30+ reviews this is only my second 1 star review.

Thank scrom1970
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Serena L
26 May 2017|
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Response from Sam H | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the others that it might not be a place to visit at night, could be a dicey drive, etc.
Bronté R
14 July 2016|
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Response from rswf05 | Reviewed this property |
Not a thing. It's free. I enjoyed the trip. The drive is beautiful but it was way crowded on the day I went. You simply park and walk around. General store is open but no gasoline or bathrooms anywhere. Go prepared with... More
Mike G
11 June 2016|
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Response from Jacob1993 | Reviewed this property |
No problem at all. Partially unpaved road but good for Harleys