Animas Forks Colorado - Ghost town
Well worth the easy drive from Silverton.
Animas Forks, named for the three forks of the Animas River,
which flows through the town site. Animas Forks is tucked away twelve miles
northeast of Silverton, Colorado, at 11,200 feet — more than two miles — above
sea level The town's first log cabin was built in 1873; by 1876, this bustling
mining community boasted 30 cabins, a hotel, a general store, a saloon, and a
Photos taken Summer 2002
For Photos updates September 2007 go here.
By Joan Sinnwell and Wyatt Hajda
Rocky Mountain Profiles Colorado Ghost Towns and Colorado Photos – Niwot Colorado
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