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A Must See in Silverton

As you come off of Cinnamon Pass, you descend on to Animas Forks. This is a grand old Ghost Town... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2016
MVInternatinal
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Fort Worth, Texas
Beautiful area

I camped at Animas Forks for about a week. It's an interesting ghost town with several buildings in... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
DaveAsher
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Ouray, CO
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

As you come off of Cinnamon Pass, you descend on to Animas Forks. This is a grand old Ghost Town, much better than Saint Elmo that is just south of Leadville CO. If can also be accessed from the town of Silverton via car, truck,...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2016

I camped at Animas Forks for about a week. It's an interesting ghost town with several buildings in tact. The area is stunning. I spent my time driving the trails and hiking. What an incredible place.

Thank DaveAsher
Reviewed 21 July 2016

This is certainly a great town to visit that is not too far into the mountains yet a great piece of history. It is up CR2 out of Silverton and I would suggest 4 wheel drive although 2WD Truck with decent clearance could make it....More

Thank rmr3599
Reviewed 18 July 2016

My kids loved walking around in all the old buildings and learning about the town that used to exist at this location. Road is a bit tricky but we were on 4-wheelers so its wasn't an issue for us.

Thank Kelly L
Reviewed 18 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
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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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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
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