Photo Spot Summary

Country: United States

Category: Architecture

State: Colorado

City: Ridgway

GPS Latitude: 37.936684

GPS Longitude: -107.677322


This ghost town lies on US 550 north of Silverton, Colorado. North of Red Mountain Pass, turn east just north of mile marker 84, onto a poorly maintained dirt road with a sign for Ironton. After about a quarter of a mile, you are there.

Photo Spot Details

Ironton consists of a few dilapidated buildings that once were the center of a town during the 19th century mining boom. You can get interesting photos of the insides through the windows, but it would be unsafe to try to enter. The largest building was the courthouse/school, and seems the best maintained from the outside. In late afternoon you can see the glowing peak of Red Mountain above the trees.

In autumn, probably the last part of September, the Aspen trees put on quite a colorful show.

You can walk down behind the town a few yards to Red Mountain Creek.

NIKON D800E @ 35mm, ISO 100, 1/15, f/7.1

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