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Nathrop, Colorado

St. Elmo Ghost Town

This nearly abandoned town was once a thriving mining community until a series of fires.
Morrison, Colorado

Walker Mansion Ruins

This massive home was constructed by one of the greatest conservationists in Colorado history.
Telluride, Colorado

Mahr Building

This otherwise unremarkable ski town building marks the site of Butch Cassidy's first robbery.
La Junta, Colorado

Bent's Old Fort

Once a lonely sentinel on the edge of the Great Plains, this rebuilt trading fort offers a glimpse of life on the Santa Fe Trail.
Central City, Colorado

The Face on the Barroom Floor

This underfoot portrait is the work of a disgruntled painter inspired by a tragic poem.
Leadville, Colorado

Climax, Colorado

At one time this small mining village was the highest town in America but now it sits abandoned while the mine churns on.
Denver, Colorado

Mile High Comics Megastore

While comics are the main attraction at this megastore, the second floor plays host to an exhibit fit for a museum.
Bailey, Colorado

Coney Island Hot Dog Stand

This hot dog-shaped diner has moved all around Colorado, never been to New York.
Red Cliff, Colorado

Gilman

Once an unstoppable source of gold and silver, this town came to a grinding stop when the groundwater proved deadly.
Golden, Colorado

Sculptured House

This iconic science fiction house still looks like something from the future.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado's Airplane Restaurant

This Boeing KC-97 tanker is now a restaurant for aviation lovers.
Denver, Colorado

Mile-High Steps at the Colorado State Capitol

The spot in the Mile-High City that's exactly 5,280 feet above sea level (at least for now).
Bellvue, Colorado

B-17 Bomber Crash Site

The wreckage of a World War II bomber is hidden high in the Colorado wilderness.
Glenwood Springs, Colorado

Doc Holliday's Grave

Even in death, he's still your huckleberry.
Central City, Colorado

Nevadaville Ghost Town

This deserted Gold Rush town is home to a Masonic lodge that, strangely enough, still holds meetings.
Florissant, Colorado

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

The largest source of fossilized insects anywhere.
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Old Gold Camp Road Tunnels

The haunted reputation of these abandoned Colorado train tunnels is probably not helped by the terrifying spiked fence.
Buena Vista, Colorado

Mount Elbert

The highest point in Colorado is a dangerous mix of lightning, jealousy, and thin air.
Denver, Colorado

Buckhorn Exchange

Wall to wall taxidermy at Denver's oldest and most exotic steakhouse.
Denver, Colorado

Blue Mustang

The Denver airport is guarded by a 32-foot-tall sculpture of a demonic horse.
Center, Colorado

UFO Watchtower

One woman's UFO-themed campground, complete with self-built energy vortexes, UFO-themed weddings, and magic bushes.
Leadville, Colorado

Leadville's Abandoned Silver Mine

Abandoned silver mine strewn with wrecked and twisted structures.
Manitou Springs, Colorado

Manitou Cliff Dwellings

These faux-cliff dwellings allow visitors to climb around on a replica archaeological site.
Aspen, Colorado

Maroon Bells

Despite being one of the most photographed vistas in the Rockies these twin peaks are rightfully known as the "Deadly Bells."