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
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:

Town County
Animas Forks San Juan
Arapahoe Jefferson
Ashcroft Pitkin
Autobees Huerfano
Bakerville Clear Creek
Bassick City, see Querida Custer
Bijou Basin El Paso
Brodhead Las Animas
Buckskin Joe (Laurette, Lauret) Park
Calumet Huerfano
Capitol City Hinsdale
Caribou Boulder
Carpenter Mesa
Carrizo City Baca
Carrizo Springs Baca
Chihuahua Summit
Chivington Kiowa
Climax Lake
Coalmont Jackson
Colfax Custer
Copper City Baca
Crystal Gunnison
Dakan Douglas
Dallas Ouray
Decatur Summit
Dearfield Weld
Duncan Saguache
Dyersville Summit
Eastonville El Paso
Edgerton El Paso
Eldora Boulder
Eureka San Juan
Fairmount Jefferson
Fondis Elbert
Francevillle El Paso
Galena Custer
Geneva City Park
Gillette Teller
Gilman Eagle
Gold Park Eagle
Gothic Gunnison
Gwillemville El Paso
Hamilton Park
Holy Cross City Eagle
Howardsville (Bullion City) San Juan
Howbert Park County (submerged in Eleven Mile State Park)
Uptop on Old La Veta Pass Huerfano
Husted El Paso
Independence Pitkin
Jimmy's Camp El Paso
Juanita Archuleta
Keota Weld
King's Canyon Jackson
Kokomo Summit
Last Chance Washington
Lenado Pitkin
Liberty Saguache
Ludlow Las Animas
Madrid Las Animas
Manhattan Larimer
McConnellsville El Paso
McFerran El Paso
McPhee, see McPhee Reservoir Montezuma
Montana City Denver
Montezuma Summit
Nevadaville Gilpin
O.Z. El Paso
Oro City Lake
Parkville Summit
Patterson El Paso
Pearl Jackson
Poudre City Larimer
Querida Custer
Robinson Summit
Rosita Custer
Russell Gulch Gilpin
San Miguel Costilla
Silver Creek Clear Creek
Silver Dale Clear Creek
Stout, see Horsetooth Reservoir Larimer
St. Elmo Chaffee
Saints John Summit
Swandyke Summit
Table Rock El Paso
Tarryall, (founded 1859) Park
Tarryall, (Puma City, founded 1896) Park
Teller City Jackson
Tincup Gunnison
Turret Chaffee
Ula Custer
Uravan Montrose
Williamsville El Paso

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