The hills and mountains of Colorado have many ghost towns, it's a wonder that they all haven't been discovered, yet. We can add one more to the list, as a club that preserves them, has found one.

How cool it must be, to be the first to set foot in a town that Colorado has forgotten. Figuring out what all the crumbled/barely-standing buildings once were. Standing there, imagining the "hustle and bustle" of a town that went bust.

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Colorado is steeped in great mining history stories: From Baby Doe Tabor and the Matchless Mine to the fated Alfred Packer expedition. The state was all but built by those seeking riches; some found it, and many did not.

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There's a group in Colorado that has been around since the late 1950s, that seeks out Colorado's ghost towns. They want to document them and find ways to preserve them. They're the Ghost Town Club of Colorado.

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In 2023, the Ghost Town Club discovered a "new" ghost town in Colorado, in Summit County. KDVR had the story, which featured the club's president leading a reporter around the town, near an unnamed ski resort.

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Founded in 1880, it was said the residents of St. Elmo took the last train out of town and never came back.

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WHO DISCOVERED THIS 'NEW' COLORADO GHOST TOWN IN 2023?

According to KDVR, the president of the Ghost Town Club of Colorado was the one to discover this town, and was able to track down satellite footage of the area.

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Residents of the town, of course, were there to find and mill gold and silver. They had a saloon/restaurant, housing, etc.; things that a small town had back in the late 1800's.

HOW MANY GHOST TOWNS DOES COLORADO HAVE?

According to Wikipedia, there are over 1,500 ghost towns in Colorado, many of which are in the mountains.

That seems amazing; think about how busy the Colorado mountains must have been back then. Town after town of people working to reach their dreams of fortune.

Alphabetical Tour of Colorado's Ghost Towns

There are over 300 ghost towns peppered throughout the state of Colorado. Some of these towns are very well preserved with a few residents. Others are completely abandoned with very little left to explore. Regardless, venturing through one of these towns will give you a look into Colorado's rich mining history.

Colorado Ghost Town Has Cemetery With Surprisingly Young Graves

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The abandoned ghost town of Keota, Colorado has old buildings, a water tower, and a cemetery with graves of both old and young.

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