Colorado Ghost Town Photography - Atlas Mine, Colorado

September 19, 2017Posted by Webmaster

 
Not much information is available on the Atlas mill at this time. It is a splendid ruin, visible from the highest campsite on Camp Bird Road. In fact, it is close enough you worry it will fall on your tent at night! It is referenced by many former workers living in the Ouray area in the book Colorado Mining Stories, a collection of interviews from ex-miner's and their wives. If you have more information or which to type a short intro for this ruin, use the contact us form.


The Atlas mine and mill site taken in the late afternoon from what remains of the Atlas Campground. (It was wiped out during an avalanche in June 2008 but maybe repaired by now.)
Camera Used: Canon Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure Time: 1/160    Aperture: f/3.5    ISO: 125
Date Taken: 2008:06:23 08:41:03        Want to use this image? See the More information tab.

Add Image to Cart View Cart / Checkout Magnify Image The Atlas mine and mill site taken in the late afternoon from what remains of the Atlas Campground.  (It was wiped out during an avalanche in June 2008 but maybe repaired by now.)



Shot from the road above the mill near noon after a Yankee Boy Basin decent. Note the stamp mills still visible. Although 50 feet from the campground, this is on private property.
Camera Used: Canon Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure Time: 1/400    Aperture: f/4.0    ISO: 80
Date Taken: 2008:06:23 09:45:52        Want to use this image? See the More information tab.

Add Image to Cart View Cart / Checkout Magnify Image Shot from the road above the mill near noon after a Yankee Boy Basin decent.  Note the stamp mills still visible.  Although 50 feet from the campground, this is on private property.