Colorado Ghost Town Photography - Bachelor City, Colorado

March 30, 2017Posted by Webmaster

 
Between the years 1892 and 1896, this was the location of Bachelor City. Surveyed in January of 1892, by March, nearly 100 houses had been built. A dozen saloons, four hotels, school, city hall, church, and a town newspaper once existed here. Today there is a historic plate and a turnout at the north end of Bachelor loop, north of Creede. Nothing can be seen from the turnout. Once you walk into the field you immediately step on rusted tin cans, rotted boards, and occasionally stumble into a hole a few feet deep. The entire area is a debris field, and at least three cabins remain in the trees on the outskirts. When I was there in July 2007, a couple with a Texas plate were digging up the area with a metal detector.


The main street was once here, running away from the camera. In the distance of trees far from the side, you can barely see one of the cabins.
Camera Used: CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD EX-Z40
Exposure Time: 1/1000    Aperture: f/4.3    ISO: Unavailable
Date Taken: 2007:07:14 12:42:07        Want to use this image? See the More information tab.

Add Image to Cart View Cart / Checkout Magnify Image The main street was once here, running away from the camera.  In the distance of trees far from the side, you can barely see one of the cabins.



This would have been the center of town, as seen from the turnout. Nothing remains now. From this view, one cabin is in the trees straight ahead and to the left slightly, the other two are far left.
Camera Used: CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD EX-Z40
Exposure Time: 1/400    Aperture: f/4.3    ISO: Unavailable
Date Taken: 2007:07:14 12:42:32        Want to use this image? See the More information tab.

Add Image to Cart View Cart / Checkout Magnify Image This would have been the center of town, as seen from the turnout.  Nothing remains now.  From this view, one cabin is in the trees straight ahead and to the left slightly, the other two are far left.



Camera Used: CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD EX-Z40
Exposure Time: 1/400    Aperture: f/2.6    ISO: Unavailable
Date Taken: 2007:07:14 12:44:05        Want to use this image? See the More information tab.

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Although there is no way to know the names of the occupants, the three structures with significant remains were protected by trees.
Camera Used: CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD EX-Z40
Exposure Time: 1/125    Aperture: f/2.6    ISO: Unavailable
Date Taken: 2007:07:14 12:45:21        Want to use this image? See the More information tab.

Add Image to Cart View Cart / Checkout Magnify Image Although there is no way to know the names of the occupants, the three structures with significant remains were protected by trees.



At 10,500 feet, Bachelor City could never have lasted long without humans. Nature always retakes what we have taken. The remains of one structure are in the distance. This shot was taken near the road looking back.
One structure will soon disappear, a victim of time. Note the tin in the center, probably part of the roof at once time.
Camera Used: CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD EX-Z40
Exposure Time: 1/160    Aperture: f/2.6    ISO: Unavailable
Date Taken: 2007:07:14 12:45:54        Want to use this image? See the More information tab.

Add Image to Cart View Cart / Checkout Magnify Image One structure will soon disappear, a victim of time.  Note the tin in the center, probably part of the roof at once time.



Camera Used: CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD EX-Z40
Exposure Time: 1/200    Aperture: f/2.6    ISO: Unavailable
Date Taken: 2007:07:14 12:52:10        Want to use this image? See the More information tab.

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This structure was completely in the trees and was also in the best shape of them all. It will be gone soon, as holes inside the cabin (in the dirt floor) were the result of the Texan's careless destruction of history.
Camera Used: CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD EX-Z40
Exposure Time: 1/60    Aperture: f/2.6    ISO: Unavailable
Date Taken: 2007:07:14 12:55:04        Want to use this image? See the More information tab.

Add Image to Cart View Cart / Checkout Magnify Image This structure was completely in the trees and was also in the best shape of them all.  It will be gone soon, as holes inside the cabin (in the dirt floor) were the result of the Texan



Same structure as 0241, looking back towards the front through a side window and out the front door.
Camera Used: CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD EX-Z40
Exposure Time: 1/100    Aperture: f/2.6    ISO: Unavailable
Date Taken: 2007:07:14 12:57:16        Want to use this image? See the More information tab.

Add Image to Cart View Cart / Checkout Magnify Image Same structure as 0241, looking back towards the front through a side window and out the front door.



A cabin in the woods, with the parking lot (and my car) visible in the distance.
Camera Used: CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD EX-Z40
Exposure Time: 1/640    Aperture: f/4.3    ISO: Unavailable
Date Taken: 2007:07:14 13:06:59        Want to use this image? See the More information tab.

Add Image to Cart View Cart / Checkout Magnify Image A cabin in the woods, with the parking lot (and my car) visible in the distance.