colorado ghost towns (1 Viewer)

Click here to buy the Anarchist's Guide to Travel!


I deleted myself
Are you looking to stay in one, or looking for stories?


May 19, 2017
I'm curious myself, I've thought about staying at one or even making my own in some little forest area. i suppose just do some online research and maybe ask people in nearby towns why it's abandoned. then Own that and build a castle, raise your own mud military or enemy type repellent, uh.. enjoy?


I deleted myself
Colorado probably has more ghost towns than any state out there. California has got to be close though. There are complete books about just Colorado ghost towns at the library with maps. If you go, have a four wheel drive vechile and know how to use it. The towns are miles into the wilderness and you're lucky if they have a road to them. Two, be prepared to freeze half to death before you decide to leave only two hours after dark. Most Colorado ore was at extremely high elevations so the town was near the mine. The daytime heat shoots off the top of a mountain at dark, dropping the temps 40 degrees or more. I've stayed the night in MT, NM, & AZ ghost towns just fine but I've never stuck out a Colorado night up there (silverton area mostly). Three, many ghost towns in CO are still snowed in, they will be for a couple of months, I was just in Silverton last and all the roads out of town are closed except the highway.Hope this helps and sorry to disappoint but I've never seen anything in a ghost town that I haven't at other high elevation places. It's an extremely cool vibe to be in the middle of something like that and I highly recommend it.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

About us

  • Squat the Planet is the world's largest social network for misfit travelers. Join our community of do-it-yourself nomads and learn how to explore the world by any means necessary.

    More Info

Support StP!

Donations go towards paying our monthly server fees, adding new features to the website, and occasionally putting a burrito in Matt's mouth.

Total amount

Monthly Goals

  1. Paying the Bills
    $50.00 of $50.00 - reached!
    The first $50 in donations go towards paying our monthly server fees and adding new features to the website. Once this goal is reached, we'll see about feeding Matt that burrito.
  2. Buy Matt a Beer
    $75.00 of $75.00 - reached!
    Now that we have the bills paid for this month, let's give Matt a hearty thank you by buying him a drink for all the hard work he's done for StP. Hopefully his will help keep him from going insane after a long day of squishing website bugs.
  3. Feed Matt a Burrito
    $100.00 of $100.00 - reached!
    Now that the bills are paid and Matt has a beer in his hand, how about showing him your love by rewarding all his hard work with a big fat burrito to put in his mouth. This will keep him alive while programming new features for the website.
  4. Finance the Shopping Cart
    $150.00 of $200.00
    Now that the bills are paid and Matt is fed, perhaps it's time to start planning for those twilight years under the bridge... if only he had that golden shopping cart all the oogles are bragging about these days.

Latest Status Updates

Loaded 4 kids, 2 dogs, and a rat onto a Cadillac grainer outta Kirby yesterday. Yeeehaw! NOLA bound. Anyone with info outta Englewood Yd. In Houston would be much appreciated*
Eastbound from San Antonio! See ya soon nola.
Looking for someone or a group to travel with and show me the ropes. Total newbie
Free punk show HAAM benefit at BuzzSaw tonight 7pm in Austin!
Much nicer riding weather today! Howdy, Austin! I'll be around a few days I think, trying to get new tires on the motorbike before I move on.
Im in the bay headed to reno tonight, had a good week with good people and good miles. The tehachapi loop gets prettier every time.
Best part of unexpected kindness - (drum roll)
Got to Beaumont. Fucking brrr, man. Someone remind me again what just what the hell am I doing in Texas?
leptospirosis--- possum piss in the water! feel awful! this is what killed lincons mum!! be careful of yoru water playmates!!!
Omg this shit happened again :( my love is back behide bars :( what can I do 2 make the most of the time I have now???

Members online