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It depends on perspectives (and imagination!)

We were in 2 minds about driving out to Animas Fork but we stopped by at Silverton and the owner of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Jose, California
A must!

We had a rental ( Jeep Compass) and made it fine to Animas Forks- the drive is slow but beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
leesville, la
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“ghost town” (81 reviews)
“alpine loop” (18 reviews)
“cinnamon pass” (8 reviews)
Ouray, CO
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in 2 minds about driving out to Animas Fork but we stopped by at Silverton and the owner of the restaurant where we ate enthusiastically encouraged us to take a drive out there. So we drove out to check it out! First off,...More

1  Thank greenham01
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a rental ( Jeep Compass) and made it fine to Animas Forks- the drive is slow but beautiful- the buildings left are in great condition and we had a great time walking through them-

Thank cajuntravelers2007
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited during an off-road trip, touring the passes of San Juan Mts. The weather was perfect, the scenery was fantastic.

Thank Dee G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a short drive from Ouray and should be done in an SUV, Jeep or Truck due to some trails you may want to explore. This is near the Alpine Loop and offers beautiful outdoor mountain views.

Thank wphelps
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rough ride in the 2016 Cherokee but road is passable. BEAUTIFUL scenery in and out. The Aspens were not changing a lot there but worth the trip.

Reviewed 10 September 2017

Interesting history at this old mining town. One of the best preserved mining towns we have seen. Great place to stop for a restroom break after being on the Alpine Loop.

Thank Tita T
Reviewed 7 September 2017

We began by traveling from Ouray to Silverton then on to Animas Forks. The road was good and there were many old mining sites along the way. The ghost town of Animas Forks was great for exploring with family and rich n local history. The...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Nice stop to take. Well cared for ghost town with historic plaques and interpretive displays. Well maintained forest service out house. In other words you don't need a gas make to make use of the facilities. Dirt road type drive from Silverton, but short wheel...More

1  Thank BearGuy60
Reviewed 23 August 2017

I loved seeing the old houses and buildings in this old ghost mining town.It was neat to see the history of the homes and town. The map says that a 2wd vehicle can make it there from Silverton, but there are some very rocky parts,...More

Thank Emily P
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Nice meeting point between trails, views are amazing there are bathrooms available and views are as beautiful as everywhere

Thank annarI8188FQ
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23 September 2017|
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Response from Tita T | Reviewed this property |
Maybe 30 minutes.
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