Colorado Ghost Town Photography - Tomboy, Colorado

September 19, 2017Posted by Webmaster

 
Tomboy is one of the more impressive ghost town sites. Itís easy to get to with 4WD, and not too bad for the determined hiker. And by determined, I mean adjusted to the thinner air. At 11,500 ft, itís one of the highest ruins in the US. It also boasted some modern facilities that you wouldn't expect to exist in a late 1800s era mining camp. At one time, there were tennis courts and a YMCA. Although few buildings remain standing, the collapsed remains of others and foundations are everywhere. Originally called Savage Basin Camp (for being in Savage Basin), the mine itself was named Tomboy. Eventually, the name of the town reflected the mine, and the workings at Tomboy continued until 1928. The mine tunnels themselves continued to be worked until 1978. An interesting story told by the Telluride locals is the "Social Tunnel" along Tomboy Road. The lonely miners would meet women from Telluride at the Social tunnel, a halfway point. There, things of a "social" nature would occur.

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Part of the mill complex looking west out of Savage Basin. Notice the remains (and landslide) of the Smuggler-Union mill in the distance, Tomboy road, and the Telluride airport in the far distance. (Upper left)
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Date Taken: 2008:06:23 18:04:49        Want to use this image? See the More information tab.

Add Image to Cart View Cart / Checkout Magnify Image Part of the mill complex looking west out of Savage Basin.  Notice the remains (and landslide) of the Smuggler-Union mill in the distance, Tomboy road, and the Telluride airport in the far distance. (Upper left)



Informational sign by the Uncompahgre National Forest.
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Date Taken: 2008:06:23 18:05:06        Want to use this image? See the More information tab.

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Camera Used: Canon Canon PowerShot S5 IS
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Camera Used: Canon Canon PowerShot S5 IS
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Part of a boiler assembly, I believe.
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Date Taken: 2008:06:23 18:09:54        Want to use this image? See the More information tab.

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Date Taken: 2008:06:23 18:12:57        Want to use this image? See the More information tab.

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