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Wildflower capital of the Rockies?

Colorado is home to hundreds of deserted ghost towns that have remained untouched and forgotten for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
awesome little place

you have to want to go here - a bit of a dirt road but the place is very pretty - interesting to... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
David B
Charleston, South Carolina
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Now a research station and learning center, once was one of the wildest wild west towns.
Gunnison, CO
+1 925-434-4343
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Colorado is home to hundreds of deserted ghost towns that have remained untouched and forgotten for many years. Nestled in Colorado's West Elk Mountains, secluded just north of Mount Crested Butte, Colorado's last great ski town, in the shadow of 12,631-foot Gothic Mountain in Gunnison...More

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Reviewed 2 August 2018

you have to want to go here - a bit of a dirt road but the place is very pretty - interesting to see the various things the scientists are observing. wish those that pass through would adhere to the local laws governing parking/ speed...More

2  Thank David B
Reviewed 9 July 2018

If scenery and wildflowers are your "thing", then Gothic is your place. The wildflower capital of Colorado lives up to it name and then some. We were a little early for the flowers in the middle of June but the scenery is spectacular any time...More

1  Thank Myron S
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The last few years so many people have gone to the area that it has interfered with the work being done at the Biological Labs. The press of visitors has profoundly impacted the vegetation of the area. Driving through the area is a great way...More

5  Thank billw85
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

This place is magical..... views are spectacular and the air crisp and clean. I felt at one with nature up there and to be honest I’m not the spiritual type- I even belted out John Denver ballads. At the start of our trip their had...More

3  Thank Jenelle H
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We were in this area to see Aspen turning for the fall. Very few people as this road to Gothic can be a bit rough. Great hiking, camping, back packing, mountain biking Some of the area is private land and some is public so pay...More

1  Thank 617debrah
Reviewed 1 September 2017

breathtaking, a must do, gorgeous scenery, trails, fresh air, uncrowded. Spend more than a day there. local people are very friendly and made us feel right at home.

3  Thank Richard B
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This old mining town and current research facility is just a few miles up a gravel road from Mount Crested Butte. You can also hike further up the road when you are done. We joined the organized tour and loved having Jazmine from UCLA guide...More

1  Thank Catie B
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Found out about this little known former mining town from a Crested Butte resident while visiting. This town is only"open" in the summer and houses the scientists of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, in existence since 1928(!). On your way to some of the lovely...More

2  Thank Pamela N
Reviewed 2 August 2017

If you can't get there by 10 a.m. on a weekend, do not bother, no safe parking. Next time I will take the shuttle bus and go on a weekday if possible. The drive up was beautiful for we caught it during peak wildflower bloom....More

1  Thank MissCarole55
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4 August 2017|
Response from MissCarole55 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! I am not sure why the photos that show autumn colors say yesterday. Right now, July/August trees are green, wildflowers are out. Because changing of colors in high elevations is dependent on extended cold spells, not... More
9 July 2015|
Response from TryW |
The steep mountain peaks are reminiscent of gothic cathedrals.