By Sarah Jayne Bellando
Apparently, there are a lot (like A LOT) of abandoned towns in Colorado? So you know we couldn’t let this list come to an end without including at least one abandoned something! Not only does the Continental Falls Hike include mountain range views and an amazing waterfall - it also boasts an abandoned mine. Kind of a full package hike if you ask us.
About 2.5 miles into the hike you will find the ruins of a mining operation complete with cabins, mine shaft, and old mining equipment. Just make sure to be cautious as a collapse of the mine could cause toxic fumes, and no one wants that. If you go on another 20 minutes you will get to Mohawk Lake with the most breathtaking views. This 5 mile hike could be difficult if you aren’t used to the elevation, so consider that before setting out to unpack the history of this old abandoned mine.
SARAH JAYNE BELLANDO
Sarah Jayne Bellando is one of the newest members of the Halfdays team! With a background in fashion and social media, you probably will find her scrolling Instagram or Twitter for outfit inspo or funny memes. Some of her favorite things include her cat Mochi, blackberry mojitos, and DIY projects.
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