List of ghost towns in Colorado

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Abandoned buildings at Animas Forks, Colorado
Houses along Ashcroft, Colorado's Main Street, 2007
Token coin with the value of $1.00, issued by the Rawley Mine Commissary in Bonanza, Colorado

Caribou, Colorado

Circa 1911
In 2005
An abandoned house in Eastonville, Colorado
Remains of the old ore mill in Eureka, Colorado
The remains of an old cabin at Dyersville, Colorado
Remains of the Bassick silver mine, Querida, Colorado

This is an incomplete list of ghost towns in Colorado, a state of the United States. Colorado has over 1,500 ghost towns. Currently only about 640 remain. Due to incomplete records and legends that are now accepted as fact, no list will ever be complete. Ghost towns are predominantly of few reasons: mining towns, abandoned when the mines closed; many due to the devaluation of silver in 1893, mill towns that were abandoned when the mining towns closed, farming towns on the eastern plains deserted due to rural depopulation, coal towns abandoned when the coal, or need for it ran out, stage stops abandoned when the railroad came through, and the rail stops that were deserted when then railroad changed routes or abandoned the spurs. Some were resort towns which never brought in enough tourists. One or two were caused by the creation of reservoirs, or covered in mining tailings, as noted below. Of the list below, some involve settlements with visible tangible remains such as structures or cemeteries, while the precise location of others is known only through maps and historic accounts.

The ghost towns are listed sortable by town or county:

TownCounty
Animas ForksSan Juan
ArapahoeJefferson
AshcroftPitkin
AutobeesHuerfano
BakervilleClear Creek
Bassick City, see QueridaCuster
Bijou BasinEl Paso
BrodheadLas Animas
Buckskin Joe (Laurette, Lauret)Park
CalumetHuerfano
Capitol CityHinsdale
CaribouBoulder
CarpenterMesa
Carrizo CityBaca
Carrizo SpringsBaca
ChihuahuaSummit
ChivingtonKiowa
ClimaxLake
CoalmontJackson
ColfaxCuster
Copper CityBaca
CrystalGunnison
DakanDouglas
DallasOuray
DecaturSummit
DearfieldWeld
DuncanSaguache
DyersvilleSummit
EastonvilleEl Paso
EdgertonEl Paso
EldoraBoulder
EurekaSan Juan
FairmountJefferson
FondisElbert
FrancevillleEl Paso
GalenaCuster
Geneva CityPark
GilletteTeller
GilmanEagle
Gold ParkEagle
GothicGunnison
GwillemvilleEl Paso
HamiltonPark
Holy Cross CityEagle
Howardsville (Bullion City)San Juan
HowbertPark County (submerged in Eleven Mile State Park)
HuerfanoUptop on Old La Veta Pass
HustedEl Paso
IndependencePitkin
Jimmy's CampEl Paso
JuanitaArchuleta
KeotaWeld
King's CanyonJackson
KokomoSummit
Last ChanceWashington
LenadoPitkin
LibertySaguache
LudlowLas Animas
MadridLas Animas
ManhattanLarimer
McConnellsvilleEl Paso
McFerranEl Paso
McPhee, see McPhee ReservoirMontezuma
Montana CityDenver
MontezumaSummit
NevadavilleGilpin
O.Z.El Paso
Oro CityLake
ParkvilleSummit
PattersonEl Paso
PearlJackson
Poudre CityLarimer
QueridaCuster
RobinsonSummit
RositaCuster
Russell GulchGilpin
San MiguelCostilla
Silver CreekClear Creek
Silver DaleClear Creek
Stout, see Horsetooth ReservoirLarimer
St. ElmoChaffee
Saints JohnSummit
SwandykeSummit
Table RockEl Paso
Tarryall, (founded 1859)Park
Tarryall, (Puma City, founded 1896)Park
Teller CityJackson
TincupGunnison
TurretChaffee
UlaCuster
UravanMontrose
WilliamsvilleEl Paso

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