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Animas Forks

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Rent an ATV and hit the dirt road!

Rent a side by side ATV and point up to Animas Forks. It is not a difficult road, but not... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2016
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Near Ghost Town

We had a group of 20 on this ride to Animas Forks. We came back off engineer and found this little... read more

Reviewed 17 July 2016
Pomona, Missouri
via mobile
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Reviewed 19 July 2016

Rent a side by side ATV and point up to Animas Forks. It is not a difficult road, but not recommended for regular cars. The ghost town is well identified with stories of the structures and families that lived there. You will pass Eureka mine...More

Thank rednette
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We had a group of 20 on this ride to Animas Forks. We came back off engineer and found this little gem. Very neat place to visit. Trails are very easy getting here. We saw minivans driving the trails to this place! Kids loved it!

Thank JessAndz
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Animas Forks reminds always reminds me of how TOUGH the miners who lived and worked in this area in the late 19th and early 20th centuries were! For the winter; I have the latest high-tech, light-weight, water-proof, and very warm, clothing. But the only 'warm'...More

Thank Blusplyr
Reviewed 11 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 10 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 7 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 1 July 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 15 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
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1 August 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
9 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