Twin Peaks Lodge & Hot Springs

The Ghost Towns of Colorado

Ouray, CO – To get a deep appreciation of the rich history of Ouray, visiting some of the ghost towns that are still intact is worthwhile, as they offer insight into the past. Though most of them don’t require too much effort to reach, some may require off-roading yet they are among the most impressive.


Ouray, CO -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/14/2019 -- Prior to Denver being given the distinction of becoming the capital of Colorado, George T. Lee was pleased that his Capitol City, founded in 1876, would become the capital of the state. Regrettably, the dreams of Lee did not come true. Given this, by visiting it, you can still see what the one-time capital candidate of Colorado looks like.

Tobasco Mine and Mill were among the most productive mining operations back in the gold rush near Lake City and Silverton. There is not much left of it, but the Tobasco Cabin built in the early 1900s can still be checked out. The cabin remains the only surviving building capturing the wealth it once promised.

Carson City was established in 1882. It takes some time and experience to get to it at an altitude of over 11,900 feet. The ride is long and dangerous, but definitely worth the precarious trek. It's like returning to the 1800s in a time machine; the views are incredible.

About Twin Peaks Lodge & Hot Springs
Located in Ouray, Colorado, the Twin Peaks Lodge and Hot Springs is a full-service hotel offering Ouray lodging accommodations near the mountains. The hotel is within walking distance to shops and restaurants and there are hundreds of miles of biking, Jeep, and hiking trails to explore. It is located at 125 3rd Avenue, Ouray, Colorado 81427. For more information on the hotel, Ouray lodging, or Twin Peaks lodging room types, please call 888.799.5295 or 970.239.4715.