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Animas Forks

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Nice Ghost town in the San Juan Mountains

We have been to Animas Forks a couple of times and always enjoy the trip. The San Juan Mountains... read more

Reviewed 8 September 2016
CO719_Traveler
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Very well preserved Colorado Ghost Town

Spent a day driving on the Alpine Loop and started from the historic Town of Silverton. The road... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
April H
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Gypsum, Colorado
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“ghost town” (80 reviews)
“alpine loop” (18 reviews)
“cinnamon pass” (8 reviews)
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Ouray, CO
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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...More

Thank CO719_Traveler
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...More

2  Thank April H
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Was such a beautiful stop and drive. We took 4 wheel drive SUV. We came in from Silverton. Highly recommend driving very slow. Road is very rocky and bumpy. The jeeps and ATVs have made the road rough. But it was worth the slow drive....More

1  Thank Carrie F
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We went on the Alpine trail and stopped here for a picnic lunch. Scenery is terrific. You need a decent vehicle to get here. The old town is a fun place for the kids to explore

1  Thank webtravelreview
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This is a stunning sight of a handful of buildings from the 1880s, and some are in the process of restoration by some very dedicated people. One two story house has a bay window and one house has an attached "out house". See the jail,...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 6 August 2016

Animas Forks is an interesting place to visit. Some routes are difficult, such as coming over the passes from Lake City or Ouray, but the road from Silverton is a nice, easy route. There are some stamping mills in the area, several houses and the...More

2  Thank Lowell B
Reviewed 4 August 2016

There are a few ways to get to Animas Forks, but any way that you go is beautiful. Once you get there, there are several older buildings that show the history of the little village. Some have been restored, others are slightly damaged. There are...More

Thank AmandaChristion
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Visited here for the second time in two years. Came this time from the Lake City side over Cinnamon Pass. Had a nice picnic and enjoyed the views. From here, there are several directions you can go to get either back to Lake City ,...More

Thank Janet F
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Great way to get an idea of what this isolated town from the 1880's was like. It is a self led tour, and there is minimal information on site, so the best way to experience this beautiful part of the San Juan Mountains of Colorado...More

1  Thank Carole5453
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Animas Forks is a real ghost town with no souvenir shops or t-shirt places but it does have an abandoned mine, old miner's cabins and saloons, and is the jump off point for the Alpine Loop. It can be reached from Silverton with a high...More

Thank Joseph D
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cajuntravelers2007
23 September 2017|
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Response from Tita T | Reviewed this property |
Maybe 30 minutes.
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Catman42
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
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