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“Really neat place to visit - lot of history”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Animas Forks

Ranked #9 of 35 things to do in Ouray
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Arlington, Texas
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128 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Really neat place to visit - lot of history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

A little 4 wheel drive to Animas Forks, but well worth it. Various old houses with alot of history. They are refurbishing these old homes. Neat area.

Visited June 2014
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Moab, Utah
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Not worth the trip!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

We were originally excited to visit Animas Forks because we had heard so much about it. Upon arriving however, we were quite disappointed. They are restoring several of the buildings and much of it looks like new construction...new roofs, siding, windows and doors. I understand the need to preserve the location, but they could do a much better job with the restoration and making things match. Besides that, there are waaayyyy to many people and it detracts from the whole "ghost town" feeling. There are much better sites to visit in the area.

Visited June 2014
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Houghton, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great History and Scenery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

Not sure how I feel about restoration of a "ghost" town, though it was great to return after 40 years to see buildings still intact. In fact, they are in better shape than they were then! Still traces of old wall paper and rusted remnants of the mine.

Visited June 2014
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Cincinnati
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105 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Beautiful drive but gets rough”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2014

This was a beautiful drive from Silverton, CO. We drove it in our F-250 crew cab. There are several restrooms along the way. There was still snow on the side of the road that went higher than our truck in spots. It was beautiful to see all of the waterfalls that were coming down the sides of the mountains. Snow was still covering the creek and the water was flowing under it. The road is paved at first, then it is just dirt/gravel. When we got to the campground and an old mining area the road got worse. The road became very rough. There was one spot were a rock slide had put some smaller boulders on the road. We only had inches to spare between us and the cliff going into the creek. There were a few other vehicles when we arrived at Animas Forks. Because of the snow melt, the area was rather muddy. We enjoyed going in all of the buildings. They do have information there that tells all about the buildings. They have made repairs to many of the buildings. From here, you can go on up to Cinnamon Pass and beyond. The Old 100 Mine is also just on a side road toward the beginning of this road.

Visited June 2014
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Sarasota, Florida
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“Beautiful excursion”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

A main travel route for jeeps and 4x4. Lots of history and magnificent views. Bring lunch and cold drinks and sit by the stream.

Visited July 2013
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