Crested Butte History & Museums: Ohio City Colorado Ghost Town

>
>

Ohio City Colorado Ghost Town

If Crested Butte’s mining history interests you, take the quick one-hour drive to Ohio City Ghost Town, an authentic mining town gone bust. Read More

  • Ohio City is one of Colorado’s more famous ghost towns, mainly due to the number of times it has seen mining booms and busts. 
  • Located about an hour from Crested Butte at the junction of Colorado Road 76 and Colorado Road 771. 
  • Summer is the best time to visit Ohio City.

Overview

As a ghost town, Ohio City is most memorable for the number of times it has boomed and collapsed, with a history of at least four separate mining periods beginning in the early 1860s, with the latest collapse occurring around 1915. Today, a number of the original cabins and other buildings, including the original city hall, are still standing.

Location

Ohio City is just over an hour from Crested Butte, east of Gunnison at the junction of Colorado Road 76 and Colorado Road 771. To get to Ohio City, take US-50 east from Gunnison, turn left (north) onto Colorado Road 76 in Parlin and follow it just under nine miles.

Seasons

Summer is the best time to visit Ohio City, as the winter months are cold and snowy.