The cemetery for the old asylum is, sadly, largely unmarked. Only in recent years has there been a real effort to locate and identify the remains there.
Near Howardsville, Colorado, the Animas River gets quite wide. This is near the Little Nation Mill, which is worth a stop if you’re traveling north from SIlverton. It’s also near the former Gold King Mine, which “blew” in 2015 and flooded the Animas River with toxic mine water.
The sidewalks are littered with rocks.
Inside this small iron clad mine is a couch and some clothes. It seems that for a short while, someone was living inside of it…
The back of the castle is barely visible through the trees that have grown thick around the walls, making it look so much older.
The power lines follow the street, down to the mineshaft. Everything revolved around the mine, it seemed.
The Calumet Elevator offices used to be flanked on both sides by rails. Now, only one side has engines running on it.
The trees were so overgrown, it was difficult to see the hotel at all from the road.