Sunday, July 13, 2008

Summitville, CO it takes your breath away.

One of the things I wanted to do on my road trip was to find a ghost town. During my pre-trip research I found some information about Summitville not to far from Wolf Creek Pass and U.S. 160 in southern Colorado. Gold was found in 1870 and Summitville sprouted up, it had 600 people, 14 saloons, and a news paper. By 1883 it was deserted, and was revied in 1935 and produced much copper during WW II. Today There is a land reclamation project going on to clean up the later mining operations. That cleanup does limit visiting some of the town. Summitville takes your breath away, no really it takes your breath away. Summitville sets at 11,500 feet above sea level in the Rio Grande National Forest. I was huffing and puffing as I walked around taking photos. It was a great expirance to see Summitville. As I walked around the town I kept hearing voices, I'm unsure if it was in my head or song birds in the distance. I may have heared voices but I didn't see any ghost. Summitville was a Highlight of my trip. To see the photos follow this LINK. You can find more information about Summitville HERE. GAW

1 comment:

david santos said...

Excellent post, my friend, excellent!!!
"Is it Art"
Happy week.