Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Autumnal Ghost Town

Vicksburg is a mining ghost town located northwest of Buena Vista in the shadow of the Holy Cross Mountain. In the fall the colors are spectacular. It is worth the eight miles of rough road to walk through the old main street that still serves as a community throughway in the summer when some of the descendants stay there and offer insight to the history to summer visitors. Come with me on a pictorial stroll:

Further up the road is the other ghost town, Winfield. Both places have museums that are open during the summer. It is a fun side trip if you are in the area. I hope everyone is finding fun places to visit while the colors are in season~!

1 comment:

Cathy R said...

Wait... there is a Vicksburg Colorado???? I was really confused by the previous post - I couldn't figure out when you had visited Mississippi.

I love ghost towns. I will have to visit sometime soon.