Carson City

Ghost Town outside of Lake City

Carson City located at the Wagner Gulch turn off of the Alpine Loop 14 miles from Lake City.  4 WD (rated easy) for 7 miles to Carson City ghost town that is a well preserved group of building in close proximity including a stable and outhouse.  

We continued over the Continental Divide to Old Carson City another ghost town with a few partial houses and a large mine.  This is located at a crossing of the Colorado Trail.  It appeared that it may be possible to 4WD to Silverton along this section (perhaps another trip?). The Colorado Trail Foundation supports a non-motorized trails according to their website.  

Old Carson City is rumored to have been build on an iron ore deposit and abandoned due to lightning strikes.  The weather would have been severe for this location.  High winds year around and ridge line location at the top of the Continental Divide plus lack of roads would be a location of hardship.

 

 

 

Carson City

Carson City

Well preserved ghost town.                   

 

 

 

North Clear Creek Falls

Alongside Highway 149 about 1/2 mile off of roadway.

 

 

 

Carson City

Cabins and lodge rooms                        

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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