The Remnants Of This Abandoned Town In Colorado Are Hauntingly Beautiful

It is hard to believe that it was only a mere century ago when mining was still a thriving, often popular occupation in the Centennial State. Men (and sometimes women) from all over the world were moving to Colorful Colorado and settling in and around small towns proven to be abundant in gold, silver, and other precious minerals. One of these popular towns was that of St. Elmo, which at one time recovered millions and millions of dollars worth gold from area mines.

During the 1890s, St. Elmo was seemingly unstoppable, continually welcoming new families to the area as well as an array of (once) thriving businesses. Sadly, as quickly as the town grew, it diminished, even losing its post office in the early 1950s.

Today the town is beautiful, haunting, and well preserved, as shown by these stunning pictures:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

To see the town during its heyday, check out these pictures via our friends at History Colorado:

Have you had an opportunity to visit St. Elmo? We would love to hear your stories and see your pictures!