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St. Elmo, Colorado

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St. Elmo, Colorado
With Cottonwood Pass and Independence Pass closed, I have done the relaxed drive to the well-preserved ghost town of St. Elmo often. To get there, head west from Nathrop on Chaffee County Road 162 into Chalk Creek Canyon. Do note that almost all of the buildings are on private property and there are no services.
St. Elmo, Colorado There are many original buildings in St. Elmo, a once-bustling mining town of 1,000 residents. This is the Ennis House, built in 1885.
St. Elmo, Colorado A nice mountain view.
St. Elmo, Colorado The "main drag" in St. Elmo.
My other St. Elmo pages:
  • St. Elmo, Colorado (First visit in 2002)
  • Fall Colors
  • St. Elmo Website
  • Tincup Pass Sign From St. Elmo, a bumpy dirt road leads to Tincup Pass and town of Tincup in Gunnison County. A high clearance, 4-wheel drive vehicle is definitely needed to get there!
    St. Elmo, Colorado The Pawnee Mill Blacksmith Shop, built in 1892.
    There is a lot to do in this canyon. Here are some of my pictorials from the area:
  • Hancock Ghost Town (3 miles south)
  • Agnes Vaille Falls
  • Mary Murphy Mine Area
  • Drive To Tincup Pass
  • Autumn: Chalk Creek Canyon
  • Autumn: In And Around St. Elmo
  • Mt. Princeton Hike
  • St. Elmo, Colorado A nice view from a hill. St. Elmo, I'm told, currently has four year-round residents and I saw one other person, a snowmobiler.
    Steve A shot of me. It was so cold during my visit, and it shows on my face, doesn't it? :o)

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