Colorado Ghost Town Photography - Camp Bird (Lower), Colorado

September 19, 2017Posted by Webmaster

 
Lower Camp Bird (usually just referred to as Camp Bird) had a post office from 1889 to 1916 and was a very good producer of ore. Its tunnels connect to Upper Camp Bird some two miles away via Imogene pass. Although not much remains at the site now, the Manager's house has been restored and vehicles occupy the site.


Camp Bird from across the creek on Camp Bird Road. Note the old mine entrances in the distance.
Camera Used: Canon Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure Time: 1/250    Aperture: f/4.0    ISO: 80
Date Taken: 2008:06:23 10:00:18        Want to use this image? See the More information tab.

Add Image to Cart View Cart / Checkout Magnify Image Camp Bird from across the creek on Camp Bird Road.  Note the old mine entrances in the distance.



Another entrance to the mine. I'm not sure what its status is but I did see several San Miguel Electric trucks entering it.
Camera Used: Canon Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure Time: 1/400    Aperture: f/4.0    ISO: 80
Date Taken: 2008:06:23 10:00:24        Want to use this image? See the More information tab.

Add Image to Cart View Cart / Checkout Magnify Image Another entrance to the mine.  I



A view of the entire Camp Bird site from above. Imagine how large this town once was. Now only a few structures remain. Note to the left of the old mine manager's house are several smaller era houses still remaining.
Camera Used: Canon Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure Time: 1/320    Aperture: f/4.0    ISO: 80
Date Taken: 2008:06:23 10:48:17        Want to use this image? See the More information tab.

Add Image to Cart View Cart / Checkout Magnify Image A view of the entire Camp Bird site from above.  Imagine how large this town once was.  Now only a few structures remain.  Note to the left of the old mine manager



A closeup of the restored manager's house. (Perhaps needing restored again.)
Camera Used: Canon Canon PowerShot S5 IS
Exposure Time: 1/500    Aperture: f/4.0    ISO: 80
Date Taken: 2008:06:23 10:48:24        Want to use this image? See the More information tab.

Add Image to Cart View Cart / Checkout Magnify Image A closeup of the restored manager