Explore Colorado's Ghost Towns with the 'Ghosts Of...' Series

My Favorite Ghosts
Stories from the Ghost Towns and Historic Mining Camps of Colorado

John K. Aldrich

This new edition of My Favorite Ghosts presents 20 of the sites John loved most from the 425 he researched for the series. The sites were chosen with an eye towards what remains for today's explorers and those with the best stories.


Ghosts of Gilpin County

John K. Aldrich

Details 20 mining towns and camps of this central Colorado County, including today’s popular tourist destination, Central City.


Ghosts of the Western San Juans, Volume 2
A Guide to the Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of the Eastern San Juan Mountains, Colorado

John K. Aldrich

Handy guide details 29 sites including Creede and other sites in Mineral County, Rio Grande County, Gunnison County, Saguache County and Conejos County.


Ghosts of Summit County

John K. Aldrich

Details 39 mining towns and camps of this central Colorado County.


Ghosts of the Eastern San Juans
A Guide to the Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of the Eastern San Juan Mountains, Colorado

John K. Aldrich

Handy guide details 29 sites including Creede and ten other sites in Mineral County, Del Norte, Summitville and two other sites in Rio Grande County, six sites in Gunnison County, six sites in Saguache County and two sites in Conejos County. Plus a section on area geology, including Summitville District in Rio Grande County, Creede District in Mineral County, and Conejos County.


Ghosts of Park County

John K. Aldrich

Details 26 mining towns and camps of this central Colorado County, including Alma and Fairplay.


Ghosts of Boulder County

John K. Aldrich

Details 39 mining towns and camps of this central Colorado County, including Nederland, Ward and Lakewood.


Ghosts of Eagle & Grand Counties

John K. Aldrich

Details 30 mining towns and camps of these northern Colorado counties.


Ghosts of the Sangre de Cristo Area

John K. Aldrich

Details 25 mining towns and camps of this southern Colorado region, including Saguache, Bonanza, Westcliffe and Silver Cliff.


Ghosts of the Western San Juans, Volume 1
A Guide to the Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of Ouray, San Juan, and Hinsdale Counties, Colorado

John K. Aldrich

Handy guide details 38 sites including Ouray, Lake City, Ridgway and Silverton.


Ghosts of Clear Creek County
A Guide to the Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of Clear Creek County, Colorado

John K. Aldrich

This handy guide details 28 sites in Clear Creek County, including Empire, Georgetown and Idaho Springs. Plus a section on county geology.


Ghosts of Pitkin County
A Guide to the Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of Pitkin and northern Gunnison County, Colorado

John K. Aldrich

This handy guide details 34 sites, including Aspen, Carbondale, Crested Butte, Glenwood Springs, Gunnison, Marble and Redstone.


Ghosts of Teller County
A Guide to the Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of Teller County, Colorado

John K. Aldrich

Handy guide details 16 sites, including Cripple Creek, Stratton and Victor and Salida. Plus a section on Teller County geology.


Ghosts of Chaffee County
A Guide to the Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of Chaffee County and eastern Gunnison County, Colorado

John K. Aldrich

This handy guide details 41 sites, 28 in Chaffee County and 13 in eastern Gunnison County.


Ghosts of Lake County
A Guide to the Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of Lake County and eastern Pitkin County, Colorado

John K. Aldrich

This handy guide details 30 sites, including Independence, Lake City (Lake County), Leadville, and Twin Lakes. Plus a section on area geology.




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