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Old 03-13-2013, 03:39 PM   #1
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Any trails in the 70 corridor that within a 2 to 3 hour drive of denver I could take my nephews down that may have a ghost town or something of the like they are into the old west and want to see a ghost town. Of course don't want lots of snow on the trail already had a winching party and was not fun.

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tough time of year to get to too many ghost towns.....might have to settle for a functioning old mining town......Idaho Springs has a lot of history.....Georgetown also if you spend a little time there is a fine example of the old towns......this time of year there is snow up on the real good ones making them difficult if not impossible to get to. you could also run Oh My God Road. lots of old mines there.

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Any trails in the 70 corridor that within a 2 to 3 hour drive of denver I could take my nephews down that may have a ghost town or something of the like they are into the old west and want to see a ghost town. Of course don't want lots of snow on the trail already had a winching party and was not fun.

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You might lookup Leadville, Might be able find something there. If you cant get in the back roads Leadville is pretty interesting.
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There's a really cool one out by BV. Don't ask me where exactly, I was following Doug. But he could tell you and it was a really easy drive in.
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There's a really cool one out by BV. Don't ask me where exactly, I was following Doug. But he could tell you and it was a really easy drive in.
I think that one is St. Elmo. I wanna go there someday
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I think St Elmo is further west. This was in the four mile area, south of 24 and I think east of Chinaman Gulch. Really neat. Most of the buildings were still intact, great place to poke around.
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There's a really cool one out by BV. Don't ask me where exactly, I was following Doug. But he could tell you and it was a really easy drive in.
Whats BV? And thanks for the replies
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Buena Vista. It about three hours from Denver proper. If you're interested PM BVJeep, that's Doug. He might even give you a guided tour.
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Buena Vista. It about three hours from Denver proper. If you're interested PM BVJeep, that's Doug. He might even give you a guided tour.
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