Tomboy Mine

Equipment Info
NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D800
State/Province/Region
CO
Country
US
Nearest Area
San Miguel County
Town
Telluride, Co
Brief Directions

High above Telluride, just off of Imogene Pass.

Description

One mile from Smuggler, up Imogene Pass road, is the Tomboy ghost town. Tomboy once had over 900 residents and sent its ore down to Pandora which is next to Telluride. The town closed in 1927 when the ore at the Tomboy mine ran out. There is more here than at most Colorado ghost towns and the site is only accessible a few months out of the year. The Imogene pass road is rated a 4/5 out of 5 as far as 4wd difficulty and danger and is also the second highest pass in Colorado. I was here in the winter. Lucky enough to get through the Imogene pass…It was partly cloudy and the clouds broke just enough to illuminate the mining ruin, but left the mountains awash in blue.

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Date Added
January 26, 2014
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January 26, 2014

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