Garo, Colorado

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Coordinates: 39°06′28″N 105°53′25″W / 39.10777°N 105.890290°W / 39.10777; -105.890290

Town of Garo
Ghost Town
Garo in 1917
Garo in 1917
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County[1] Park County

Garo, Colorado is a former populated place in South Park in Colorado, in Park County. The now ghost town is about five miles north of Hartsel and seven miles south of Fairplay on Colorado Highway 9, at an elevation of 9,196 feet (2,803 m).

The community was named after its founder, the area ranchers Marie Guiraud, and for her late husband, Louis Adolfe Guiraud, both natives of France.[2]


  1. ^ "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  2. ^ Laura King Van Dusen, "Marie Guiraud: 1860s Pioneer, Mother of Ten, Widowed at Forty-five, Amassed One of the Largest Estates in Park County Up to 1909", Historic Tales from Park County: Parked in the Past (Charleston, South Carolina: The History Press, 2013), ISBN 978-1-62619-161-7, pp. 15-20.
  1. ePodunk Community Profile for Garo, Colorado

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