ghost town [ gōst toun ]

a town which is a ghost of its former self, and (one of the following ambiguities)

    • has no physical evidence remaining (i.e., Buckskin Joe and Yankee)
    • has some physical evidence remaining, including artifacts, partial structures, and even complete, though uninhabitable, structures (i.e., Caribou and Carson)
    • is still partially occupied by a small, sometimes seasonal population, and no longer functions according to its original purpose (i.e., Nevadaville and St. Elmo)

Since 1958, the Ghost Town Club of Colorado has explored, enjoyed, and preserved ghost towns, mining camps and their allied subjects and history.

We are an active and energetic group of people with diverse backgrounds who share an interest in the history of the west, especially Colorado.


We research, visit, and learn about historic sites, and we are committed to helping preserve these sites for future generations.


We are passionate about historic preservation, and preservation work is occasionally done in conjunction with field trips.


Exploration, enjoyment, and preservation of historic sites

Ron Morse 74 - High Res

Header Video credit:  GTC member Jason Messing