United States Colorado

Saint Elmo

A well-preserved ghost town famed for its mining history and frequented by visitors for its picturesque ruins and nearby recreational activities.

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Saint Elmo is a well-preserved ghost town located in central Colorado that was founded in 1880 during the area's mining boom. At its peak, the town had over 2,000 residents and was home to one of the state's largest gold mines. Today, visitors can explore the town's historic buildings and learn about its history through interpretive displays, making it a must-visit destination for any traveler interested in the Wild West.

chiefseeker 1 year ago

Saint Elmo Guides

  • Ghost Towns in the Wild West

    chiefseeker (Jody Vandergriff)
    Ghost Town hunting is one of my favorite activities in the west. There are so many abandoned towns with endless stories to tell from times past. Of course, ghost towns aren't just a source of historical curiosity; they can also be the centerpiece of an unforgettable road trip. Many ghost towns are located in close proximity to one another, making it easy to plan a multi-day tour that takes you from one town to the next. Along the way, you can soak up the stunning natural scenery of the West, from the rugged peaks of the Rockies to the sweeping vistas of the Mojave Desert.
  • Ghost Towns in the US

    stillontheroad (Giada Matera)
    As spooky season is approaching, here is a list of ghost towns in America I visited or plan to visit. Boo!