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Nathrop, Colorado: Ghost Town with Chipmunks

A real ghost town, very well preserved, with a few functioning stores. The big attraction is the town's frisky population of tourist-acclimated chipmunks, who will run up your arms to be hand-fed. Bring loads of sunflower seeds.

St. Elmo

25865 County Road 162, Nathrop, CO
From US Hwy 285, just south of Nathrop, turn west at the green highway sign toward St. Elmo on Hwy 162/Chalk Creek Drive. Follow west 16 miles to St. Elmo. The road turns to gravel; make sure you have enough gas to get to St. Elmo and back.
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St. Elmo general store.

Ghost Town with Chipmunks

Just follow the signs to St Elmo about 24 miles off 285... There were two places selling hamburgers and the General Store was open. Fun trip!

[Joe Teeples, 07/15/2016]

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