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Really neat!

Take the drive from Corkscrew Gulch to Animas Forks in a Jeep rental. Beautiful views! Animas Forks... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Missy H
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Pretty Cool. Literally, pretty and cool.

The drive from Silverton gets mixed reviews. We did it in a Nissan Pathfinder, and the clearance... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Asheville, NC
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take the drive from Corkscrew Gulch to Animas Forks in a Jeep rental. Beautiful views! Animas Forks has been on my list of places to see for many years. I am glad I finally got to see it!

Thank Missy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The drive from Silverton gets mixed reviews. We did it in a Nissan Pathfinder, and the clearance was fine. It gets a little dicey in some spots, but it was completely manageable, helped by being a very gradual incline on the way up. The houses...More

1  Thank HappyAsheville
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were hesitant to drive to Animas Forks in a sedan, but when our rental vehicle got upgraded to a small 4-wheel-drive we decided to go for it. The first 2/3 was great - first good paved then well-graded and wide unpaved. The final 1/3...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best of all ghost towns. Many structures standing and restored. But the best part may be the drive here and the scenery all around. A must see if you are in the area.

Thank PAHWestfield
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

While there are many options in SW Colorado for you to go off-roading, this is both historic, exciting, and available to many levels of experience. On your way through Silverton, make sure to get yourself ready because there are all kinds of twists and turns...More

Thank fcfoster
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Little bit of a rough ride, but this is truly a beautiful settlement. We loved it and went back three times.

Thank kU4440EI
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

This was one of my stops on a jeeping trip. Nice place to stop and there are pit toilets there. Quite a few houses including the iconic Duncan House and you can go in each one. Pretty cool. There is also an old jail there....More

Thank RandomTraveler76
Reviewed 4 September 2018

How cool was this, you can walk inside these old homes. My kiddos were amazed and had to go into every single home/building. We had a blast!

Thank Casey H
Reviewed 23 August 2018

We did a lot of jeeping that day. This was a perfect spot to rest and have lunch. It was gorgeous and the mining town was cool to see.

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Loved the Jeep drive to this historic Mining town. Gorgeous scenery to behold. Very nice day trip. This is a must to see.

Thank GretaGarboFranklyn
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23 September 2017|
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Response from Tita T | Reviewed this property |
Maybe 30 minutes.
1 August 2015|
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Response from Brett J | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Wayne C. Animas Forks is a historical sight, a cluster of mining camp ruins, a place to park your 4-wheel drive vehicle and use the primitive restroom facilities. Your closest airports are Montrose, Durango... More