04/23/2015 02:48 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Go Behind the Scenes in a Colorado Ghost Town

By Lauren Walser

Looking south across the ghost town of Animas Forks, Colorado, in the San Juan Mountains.

We took you to the long-abandoned mining town of Animas Forks, Colorado, in the Spring 2015 issue of Preservation magazine. A hub for hard-rock gold and silver mining, the town was established in 1874 and abandoned just a short while later.

Today, it attracts the most intrepid of visitors, as well as a handful of dedicated preservationists who are determined to keep it alive. Here, we take you on another tour of the town, with more photos from our feature story.

Exploring Animas Forks by National Trust for Historic Preservation on Exposure