Animas Forks is a ghost town northeast of Silverton, Colorado, and the site of the Gold Prince Mill, the largest concentrating mill in the state when built in 1904. The Walsh House, notable for its bay window (herein pictured) is likely the most famous of the remaining structures. The Animas Forks Pioneer had the distinction of being the newspaper published and printed at the highest elevation – 1,200′ / 3414m

This is also where the road goes from nicely graded gravel to a choice of rocky, rocky, precipitous roads to Lake City or Ouray. We got more than a few goggly eyes from 4WD buggy drivers, but the Highlander made it out along the 4* Mineral Creek trail.


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