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Once a violent mining camp, Tin Cup is now a summer destination

One of the things I love about visiting ghost towns in the Old West are the stories that go with... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
Tiny historic town

We just drove through and took lots of pictures. We did stop at a general store and purchased a few... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
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Former ghost town now a Summer resort.
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All reviews mirror lake mining town general store taylor park year round residents like stepping back in time ghost town of st post office cute town high clearance old west wheel drive fall colors fish beautiful scenery great trip beautiful area
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

One of the things I love about visiting ghost towns in the Old West are the stories that go with them, about the people who lived there, the lawmen, the miners, the outlaws, the businessmen, the prospectors, the women. Tin Cup, or Tincup, originally called...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

We just drove through and took lots of pictures. We did stop at a general store and purchased a few snacks. They seemed to be equipped with the essentials, from groceries to fishing, and more

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

Drive the dirt road from Tin Cup to Pitken for a beautiful adventure. The fall colors were unbelievable. The road is not smooth but we had no problems getting though in our Santa Fe. Well worth the drive.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 September 2018

came to tin cup from pitkin to do tin cup pass cute little town came the day after labor day and the little store was closed for the season, too bad too because there was a lot of traffic.. very clean little town.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Laszo6
Reviewed 28 August 2018

This tiny old mining town is quaint. They have a local restaurant Frenchy's. This is a great place if you like ATVing or exploring the beautiful area. I suggest you go to the old TinCup Cemetery. You may want to bring the 4x4 to get...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

Seems odd to stroll a cemetery, but Tin Cups is lovely and set apart. Interesting to wander through old graves for a peaceful hour or so...some marked, some unmarked, some dating to 1800s and others contemporaneous. We learned of a tradition to leave a small...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank KZ1013
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We road our ATV from Taylor Park to Tin Cup, it was a beautiful ride and when we got to Tin Cup it was like stepping back in time. We loved it!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

I have been going to Tin Cup since I was a little girl. Love the history and charm of this little town. Gotta get a tin cup from Tin Cup -- or coffee cup or ice cream! Frenchy's restaurant with the pond out from is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 31 July 2018

This is an adorable town. The road from Taylor Park is passable even for a minivan but going all the way to Mirror lake is not recommended without 4 wheel drive. We stopped in and had dinner at Frenchies and they stayed open a little...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 24 July 2018

This is a great little town up in the mountains which has a summer population but is deserted in the winter. We ate at Frenchy's for lunch and the food was good (sandwiches and burgers) with great homemade pies. They have a small trout pond...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Wendy B
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Response from Dan Z | Reviewed this property |
The most important advice I can give is to have a vehicle that has a very high clearance and a good set of tires, oh, and a good spare! Most 4WD rentals companies have jeeps that will work. Try a google search on: 4WD... More