Colorado Ghost Town Photography - Adelaide, Colorado

August 21, 2019Posted by Webmaster

 

This town site, originally named Robinson, became Adelaide when the railroad was constructed through the site. The location had several railroad structures, several businesses, and a post office between the years 1892 and 1901. Adelaide was mostly washed away in a flash flood in 1895, killing three. The track was damaged, and a train was stuck in the area for weeks.

Ken Jessen writes that a year after the flood, the railroad rebuilt the town above the flood level on a shelf cut into the cliff. At this level, the road is wider, now a turnout with one foundation.


As reported by Ken Jessen's books, only the cistern remained at Adelaide. On my last trip, I found the slight foundation of one building opposite the road. It must have been for the railroad.
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The cistern in June.
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This would have been where the town was laid out.
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The cistern in Feb 09.
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The townsite is marked on Phantom Canyon Road.
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