By now you know there are numerous ghost towns worth visiting near Ouray. Today we’re going to shift the focus on Ironton Park. Found in the beautiful Red Mountain Mining District, it is situated close to Route 550 roughly ten miles south of Ouray.
In keeping with a theme among Colorado’s ghost towns, to get to Ironton Park you’ll likely have to use dirt roads, so it may be a wise idea to rent or bring along a four-wheel drive vehicle. Once you get there you’ll notice several remnants of buildings that at one point in time saw lots of lively activity before time left them behind. Nowadays, Ironton is both historic and also a popular spot for avid camping enthusiasts.
On one side of Ironton Park, you’ll find what’s called Red Mountain Creek which has a tremendous amount of picture-worthy spots to snap and share on social media. While you’re in the Red Mountains, there are also trails worth exploring if you’re so inclined.
Ironton Park is just one of the numerous ghost towns that are worth visiting during your time in Colorado.
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