Leadville's historic mining district, consisting of over 20 square miles of mining history, is considered by many to be one of the largest ghost town areas in the state. Immediately east of Leadville's downtown district, it consists of hundreds of mining reminents -- headframes, hoist houses, and cabins -- which were settled in various areas with interesting names like Stumptown and Chicken Hill. Many other ghost town areas are accessible only by four-wheel drive -- consult our 4WD recreational map. When exploring ghost town areas, be sure to take only pictures and leave with only memories. Most areas are private property and rockhounding and souvenir hunting are strictly prohibited. If posted, please only view from afar. Travel & recreate responsibly, and always tread lightly.
Ghost Towns In Nearby Chaffee County . . .
Vicksburg - restored with museum
Winfield - beautiful setting, easy access
St. Elmo - walk the streets of history
Hancock - mining community & railroad town
Mary Murphy Mine - most intriguing site
Colorado Ghost Towns & Mining Camps - take an online tour of 15 Colorado ghost towns