Field Trips

For many club members, field trips are a highlight of membership. We get to know each other, laugh and have a great time while exploring our beautiful state, and one of our most vulnerable cultural resources, ghost towns. Typically, our own members plan, organize, and lead field trips to historic sites.

Field trips occur often, and typically there is at least one a month, or more in the temperate seasons.  Our excursions take many forms, from leisurely drives to hard-core four-wheel adventures.  Hikes also occur often, and can be easy day hikes all the way to cross country snowshoeing in the winter months. Lastly, we’ve also taken longer tours, traveling to several states and parts of Canada, visiting significant ghost towns, historical sites, monuments, national parks, and local historians along the way.


2022 FIELD TRIPS

February 26 – Snowshoe Trip to Boston
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March 26 – Snowshoe trip to Saints John
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April 30 – Phoenix, Freeland & Lamartine Tunnel
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May 28 – Road Trip to Keota
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June 15 – Four Mile House
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June 25 – A Ghost of a Ghost: Caribou and it’s Cemetery
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July 16 & 17 – Trip to Salida & St. Elmo
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July 30 – Independence and its Rough Riding Neighbor, Ruby
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September 25 – The Kingston Trio; Apex, Nugget and Kingston

October 28 – Chief Hosa and Hiwan Homestead Tour
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October 29 – Cemetery Crawl! Silver Plume, Georgetown
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December 10 – Eastern Plains Towns of Aroya and Boyero
UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances this trip is postponed.
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Join us for a Field Trip!

We invite you to attend one of our field trips to learn more about us! Please contact us for more information!

Note: When visiting historic town sites, mines, mills and other areas, hazardous conditions may be present.   These hazards include but are not limited to conditions of deteriorated buildings, equipment and chemicals at abandoned mine workings, natural hazards such as rivers, streams, cliffs, steep slopes, and other hazards which are all part of the activities engaged in by the Ghost Town Club of Colorado.