Animas Forks Window View

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Gallery: Silverton and Animas Forks area

September 6, 2009, Colorado

This home was thought to have been built by Charles L and Alma Ingi Gustavson circa 1907. Charles was from Sweden, Alma from Finland.

Animas Forks is a ghost town located twelve miles (19 km) northeast of Silverton in San Juan County, Colorado, United States. The area is managed by the Bureau of Land Management.

Animas Forks is located on a system of roads known as the Alpine Loop. The loop is a 65-mile (105 km) system of unpaved roads which connects the small mountain towns of Lake City, Ouray, and Silverton. Most the land in the area is managed by either the U.S. Forest Service or the Bureau of Land Management. The Alpine Loop is visited by over 100,000 people each year. Animas Forks, at an elevation of 11,200 feet (3,400 m) is more than two miles (3 km) above sea level.

The unimproved road from Silverton to Animas Forks is passable in summer by two-wheel drive vehicles. Beyond Animas Forks, the road over Engineer Pass to Lake City recommends four-wheel drive.  (Wikipedia)

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