Because of Colorado's rich mining history, there are quite a few old, abandoned towns sitting around collecting rust and dust. One of these ghost towns is located along the Million Dollar Highway near Red Mountain.
Because of the unkempt buildings that inhabit these ghost towns, they are typically off-limits to the public and often carry 'No Trespassing' warnings at what were once the towns' entries.
A Mining Community
The Red Mountain ghost town is located in such an area of Colorado that it's easy to assume that its inhabitants were most likely miners that worked for nearby mines.
Take a Virtual Tour
Although places like these are typically closed to the public, you can take a virtual tour of the mysterious ghost town of Red Mountain, Colorado.
Check Out Colorado’s Red Mountain Ghost Town
Just off of Colorado’s Million Dollar Highway is a small abandoned ghost town called Red Mountain.
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Take a Virtual Tour of Colorado Ghost Town Gilman
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Because of this, the town is closed to the public and it is illegal to go there. However, as made evident by the massive amount of graffiti and homemade videos of the town, not everyone follows the rules. Here's a look inside the abandoned town of Gilman, Colorado.
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