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What a wonderful experience! Definitely need a 4 wheel drive with high clearance to access. Since I was on vacation, I had a rental car so I rented a Tomcar from Rock Pirates... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
ChristineNH
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Campton, New Hampshire
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Campton, New Hampshire
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105 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience! Definitely need a 4 wheel drive with high clearance to access. Since I was on vacation, I had a rental car so I rented a Tomcar from Rock Pirates Backcountry Adventures in Silverton. (Highly recommended) The ride up is amazing with scenic and historic views. I took my 77 year old mother with me, and she... More 

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Ouray, CO
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Animas Forks once boasted to be the "largest city in the world", with small print saying "at this altitude." Today, only a few structures remain, but I got the feeling of what life must have been like for the people who lived here in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Isolation, and weather would have played a huge role in... More 

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Argyle, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is a must see on a jeep ride. It is a fun place to explore and see all of the old buildings and go back in time. Also a perfect stop before adventuring up into the gorgeous mountains!

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Machesney Park, Illinois
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is a wonderful place to see historic buildings. Will be a place I will go back to someday. If you have the vehicle to visit this place you need to go.

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Wichita, KS
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28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

It's a VERY bumpy ride to get here but worth it once you arrive. It's cool to see the history of this location.

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Pflugerville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

The houses have been somewhat preserved, you can actually walk through them. There is a gorgeous two story with bay windows that you can actually go upstairs in. It feels weird and you wonder if you'll fall through but you don't. It's a pretty easy drive to get to.

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Thank KeishaNCasey
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111 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This has to be one of my favorite places on earth! If you would like to see a well preserved ghost town, up high in the Rocky Mountains, and get a small glimpse into what it must have been like to brave the elements and altitude at the time of the sliver and gold rush, this is a must see!... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

There are hundreds of ghost towns in Colorado, mostly remnants of the Gold Rush era in the late 1800s. Most of the towns no longer exist. But the ones that do, like Animas Forks and Ashcroft and St. Elmo and Gothic, are worth visiting, especially if you are an historian. Animas Forks is a ghost town located 12 miles northeast... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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196 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

We have been to Animas Forks a couple of times and always enjoy the trip. The San Juan Mountains have some of the best scenery that Colorado has to offer and the drive up to Animas Forks is no exception. Depending on the route you take to get to Animas Forks, the road can be very rough. Regardless of the... More 

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Gypsum, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Spent a day driving on the Alpine Loop and started from the historic Town of Silverton. The road drives along side the Animas river and takes you to the 1800's Ghost Town of Animas Forks. I couldn't believe how well preserved and in great condition Animas Forks was in. Right before you get into town, there is the original Jail... More 

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