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Address: Ouray, CO

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Very nicely restored.

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... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2016
turinmamoun
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Marietta, Georgia
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Marietta, Georgia
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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

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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39 reviews
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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 weren't tearing up our vehicle. A rock punctured the sidewall of 1 of the personal... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
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 up towards the pass. Still, a wonderfully preserved ghost town with lots of wildflowers this... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Animas Forks buildings are in better shape than ever. Glad this unique town is being cared for. Beautiful spot!

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 walkways can be a little slippery (We got hit with rain and hail while there).... More 

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Alliance, Nebraska
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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Blue Rock, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 things to stop and see along the way. Make sure you have a vehicle that... More 

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Waterville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

My memory of Colorado ghost towns stems from the late '60s. Ghost towns then were falling down and unmaintained. But the ravages of time mean that a 1967 ghost town is no longer anything but a pile of weathered boards, and so many ghost towns have survived through the efforts of groups to provide minimal shoring up--roofs in particular. From... More 

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Cleveland
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Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Rented a Rubicon from our hotel (Twin Peaks in Ouray) and drove up to Animas Forks in early June. Spectacular! The road up from Silverton was perfect for first time off-roaders in the San Juan mountains. Challenging but doable with the most incredible scenery along the way. Animas Forks is just gorgeous, there remains a handful of well preserved homes... More 

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Southgate, Michigan
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Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

The ghost town itself wasn't of particular interest to me. I only visited Animas Forks to experience the drive. It was the most jarring I've ever been on. Some say a 2WD car will make the trip just fine, I personally wouldn't try it. I have a 2016 CRV with 18 inch wheels and bottomed out 3 times. I watched... More 

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