Colorado Ghost Town Photography - Rico, Colorado

March 30, 2017Posted by Webmaster

 
Claims were first staked in the Rico area in the mid 1860s, long before the Ute's had been forcibly removed from the area. In 1891 the Rio Grande Southern arrived in a route connecting Ridgeway and Durango. By 1892 Rico had a population of 5,000, 23 saloons, 2 churches, and a three block long red light district. Itís hard to believe Rico was once bigger than Telluride is now. One mine sits right along the main street and has two plaques to read.


The Atlantic Cable Mine that appears on the mainstreet. Note the historic photo of the mine and compare it to the others below.
Camera Used: CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD EX-Z40
Exposure Time: 1/50    Aperture: f/2.6    ISO: Unavailable
Date Taken: 2005:12:25 04:52:35        Want to use this image? See the More information tab.

Add Image to Cart View Cart / Checkout Magnify Image The Atlantic Cable Mine that appears on the mainstreet.  Note the historic photo of the mine and compare it to the others below.



Perched between a dropoff and the highway sits the Atlantic Cable Mine
Camera Used: CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD EX-Z40
Exposure Time: 1/30    Aperture: f/2.6    ISO: Unavailable
Date Taken: 2005:12:25 04:55:42        Want to use this image? See the More information tab.

Add Image to Cart View Cart / Checkout Magnify Image Perched between a dropoff and the highway sits the Atlantic Cable Mine



Another view from further away. Note the stabilizing concrete that had been added.
Camera Used: CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD EX-Z40
Exposure Time: 1/60    Aperture: f/2.6    ISO: Unavailable
Date Taken: 2005:12:25 04:57:26        Want to use this image? See the More information tab.

Add Image to Cart View Cart / Checkout Magnify Image Another view from further away.  Note the stabilizing concrete that had been added.



Taken Christmas day 2005, hopefully the boards indicated restoration rather than destruction.
Camera Used: CASIO COMPUTER CO.,LTD EX-Z40
Exposure Time: 1/30    Aperture: f/2.6    ISO: Unavailable
Date Taken: 2005:12:25 04:59:34        Want to use this image? See the More information tab.

Add Image to Cart View Cart / Checkout Magnify Image Taken Christmas day 2005, hopefully the boards indicated restoration rather than destruction.



Taken back in 2003, this shows that during mid October, none to much is happening in the sleepy town.
Camera Used: Minolta Co. Ltd. Dimage 2300
Exposure Time: Unavailable    Aperture: f/6.9    ISO: 85
Date Taken: 2000:01:22 06:18:20        Want to use this image? See the More information tab.

Add Image to Cart View Cart / Checkout Magnify Image Taken back in 2003, this shows that during mid October, none to much is happening in the sleepy town.