Animas Forks



The Trail:

Animas Forks is really a destination, not a trail. It can be reached via a dirt road from Silverton, or from California Gulch or Cinnamon Pass. There's plenty of history and building to explore here.




Date: 7/9/2010

Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, BFG 35x12.50x17


Some history of Animas Forks:

Down in Animas Forks - some ruins:

Remains of the jail:

Some more ruins:

Some buildings:

We parked and explored some of the houses:

Here's how it looks today:

A view out the front:

The view out of one of the side windows isn't too shabby:

The view out of another side window:

And another:

Think they enjoyed the view while they were eating?

Here's the fireplace in another house:

And the view out the front window:

And the view out a side window:

The Walsh house is pretty fancy with its bay window:

A close up of the front:

A view of it from the rear:

A closer view:

A view from one of the windows:

A view out the bay window:

Another view from the bay window:

A view out a side window:

Something was connected to the chimney here:

Maybe here too:

Looking out a window toward out Jeeps and the mountains:

A view from an upstairs window:

A view of the bay window roof:

A view from another upstairs window:

What's wrong with this guy?

Back outside for pictures of other structures:

And flowers:

Some structures, the bridge and water:

Hitting the trail again and heading for Silverton to air up:

Sights along the way:

Sights along the way:

Sights along the way:

Stopping to investigate another snow bridge:

Heading out again:

Some old mining ruins:

Getting closer to Silverton:

At the edge of the town:

We stopped here to air up:

Airing up in the parking lot at the San Juan County Treasurer:

Looking down one of the main streets:

Some water flowing through town and a house in the background:

Some more houses:

Another house:


Date: 7/25/2011

Suspension: TeraFlex 2.5" Spring Lift, BFG 35x12.50x17


A few shots as we headed back to Silverton. a small dam:

Some more scenery:

Can you spot the cabin up in the trees?

Wonder if they got tired of listening to the falls?

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