Adventures at Matheran Hill Station
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Matheran is a Hill Station located near Mumbai, Karjat.   It is located 800 meters above sea level in the Jambol Forest of Maharashtra.  It was found by Hugh Poynts Malet in May 1850.  It spreads over an area of 8 square kilometers in Sahyadri Mountains.  It is one of the best places to spend a two-day holiday if you are in Mumbai or in the vicinity of Mumbai or its suburbs.  To reach Matheran,  [...]

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Drive Along With 3 Ghosts In Colorado

Posted on December 16, 2009 | Remarkable DrivesOne Comment


A drive through the roads of Colorado flings options of sighting magnificent panoramas, adventuring in mountains, and dodging the ghosts. This picturesque path is a blend of what you can label as “the best trip ever.”

Outline

Colorado witnessed immediate inhabitation of several towns during the gold vehemence in 19th century. These towns discovered what they virtually could from the mines and withered away with it. Left are some of the few homes hunted colorado springsby ghouls reminding us constantly about that era. However, apart from ghost towns, tourists and trippers are attracted by the scenic exquisiteness of soaring peaks, emerald fields, turquoise lagoons, and cavernous ravines that can be seen throughout this trip of 225 miles.

Begin from Colorado Springs

Fasten your seatbelts and drive west from Colorado Springs on U.S. 24 toward your first halt, Garden of the God. This park with soaring granites and crimson, gruff crags is a pious spot for the local residents. For touring this place on horseback, visit the nearby horse-shed. Visit the Cave of the Winds in Manitou Springs to observe the natural curves of murky caves.

Minute views from Pikes Peak

Find your way to the 14,100 feet high crest of Pikes Peak. This route is offers an excellent view of the surrounding bushes and far-settled villages from the top. Spot the herds of bighorn sheep wandering through the woods and gazing occasionally at the visitors. The Pikes Peak Cog Railway is a route toward Manitou Springs.

Pikes Peak

Glittering Cripple Creek

cripple creek coloradoFew miles ahead, turn left on Highway 67 to reach the sight of Cripple Creek. It’s a small town which was once a mining hub and now a site open for visitors to stroll around. This town had over 500 mines that gave around 22,400,000 ounces of gold in a short period of 20 years, precisely from 1890 to 1910.

Poltergeist in Victor

Move a bit further to witness the ghosts in wandering in Victor. It’s known as a ghost town because of the many ancient edifices and structures still standing isolated and creepy. Check out the trolley repository, a daily office ‘Victorian Daily Record’, and the Masonic Hall. If you want to spend a night here, try Victor Hotel. No, it’s not isolated and haunted. Also, to know about the well-known authors and eminent explorers, who were nurtured here, go to the Lowell Thomas Museum.

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument

Along with mines, Colorado is also known to be rich in fossil deposits. Go west on U.S. 24 to arrive at the settlement of Florissant where the ground Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument still conceals enormous reserve of fossils.

Ethereal South Park City

Ascend the route of Wilkerson Pass on the altitude of 9,127 feet to get stumped looking the snow-crowned crests that are fantastically discernible from the visitors center. Take a west from the Wilkerson Pass and transverse the verdant banks of South Platte River. After around 18 miles from the river, you will arrive at another banshee, haunted city in Fairplay – South Park City. Saunter to glance at the aged drugstores, universities, and railroad station full of train souvenir.

Spot some ghosts in St. Elmo

Return to U.S. 24 and near Buena Vista, chase route 162 toward southeast for few miles to enter yet another eerie township, St. Elmo. Walk on the Main Street only if you are not afraid of ghosts. On the street, peep into the casements of the old, daunting edifices those once accommodated taverns, shops, and quite a few houses. Get rid of ghost stories and move back toward Buena Vista and try rafting on the torrents of Arkansas River. This river allures thousands of adventurers especially rafters during spring.

st. elmo colorado

Ancient Salida

You can reach the parish of Salida by driving on 285 and then east on Highway 50. The ancient borough of this town is jam-packed with gorgeous Victorian edifices.

Must-visit – Royal Gorge

royal gorge bridgeKeep voyaging east on Highway 50 for straight 47 miles to arrive at the Royal Gorge. This gorge has a bridge constructed in 1929, which is renowned as “World’s Highest Suspension Bridge.” Gorges are generally not equipped with any transportation, but this one surely is. You can drive on the bridge, or witness the immense structure from a rope cabin that moves above it, or grab a coach of Incline Railway to tour near Arkansas River, or travel through Royal Gorge Scenic Railway. If here, don’t forget to visit the neighboring Museum of Colorado Prisons that was constructed in 1935.

Enormous Aiken Canyon

Continue on 50 and then, head north on Route 115 to reach Penrose. Here, peer at the greatest outstanding undamaged foothills bionetwork of the Front Range positioned at Aiken Canyon Preserve. The dense forest of Aiken Canyon has copious wildlife with animals like wild lions, black bears, golden eagles, and elk.

Trip Tips and Resources

This trip is best enjoyed in the months from June to September. If you have planned to arrive here in months other than these, it’s advisable to check the local weather on weather.com before starting the trip. Below are some of the links, the details from which can be quite helpful for your jaunt:
coloradoghosttowns.com
fourteenernet.com/central-colorado.asp

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  • Jacob says:

    Fasten your seat belt and lets head for the amazin tour! a very well explained article. I must say very neat! The most imp is the whether and route which is been explained in a ery good manner.

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