Colorado Ghost Town Photography - Sneffles, Colorado

September 19, 2017Posted by Webmaster

 

The town site of Sneffles would be difficult to locate if it were not for a sign along Camp Bird road. Upon further exploration, there are two completely collapsed buildings in the trees. Mainly visible is just the tin roof. It is hard to believe a town of 2000 people could vanish into a few tin sheets and a sign. Ghost town historian Kenneth Jessen informs me the FS sign indicating the location of Sneffles is not at the exact location, but it up the road a little bit.

Thistledown was an obscure and unknown mining camp/town. It never had a post office. Author Kenneth Jessen informs me the last remains of the Thistledown site collapsed around 1995, so the photos from Thistledown have been merged here.


Labelled Sneffels mining camp. July 16, 1972. Courtesy of the USGS. This is actually the Torpedo-Eclipe mine, located between Sneffles and Thistledown.
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Add Image to Cart View Cart / Checkout Magnify Image Labelled Sneffels mining camp. July 16, 1972. Courtesy of the USGS.  This is actually the Torpedo-Eclipe mine, located between Sneffles and Thistledown.



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The sign marking the townsite spot. Note : This image edited to remove person(s) standing in frame.
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Camera Used: Canon Canon PowerShot S5 IS
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