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Leadville Area Ghost Towns: Vicksburg


Vicksburg once had 70 cabins, 2 hotels, a school, 2 billiard halls, and a general store. It is now maintained as a museum by the Clear Creek Canyon Historical Society of Chaffee County. There are some private buildings outside the museum area.

Vicksburg is a beautiful drive, easily accessed by passenger vehicle. Turn west on County Road 390 off Highway 24 south of Leadville.

Private Property & Responsible Recreation: Venturing off of public roads and lands onto private land is trespassing. The surrounding mountains have miles of underground tunnels and shafts. The area is dangerous and a once safe and stable area can suddenly collapse. The buildings also are in various state of decay and are also unsafe. Obey any posted signs, travel & recreate responsibly, and always tread lightly.

From "Ghost Towns and Back Woods Trails of Chaffee County, Colorado" - a video tape program. Copyright 1997, Universal Systems, Inc.