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Ghost Towns above Telluride: Tomboy Road
When I first arrived in Telluride, the clouds were so thick and low I couldn’t see the mountaintops above the town. Same goes for the historic hydro-electric power plant at Bridal Veil Falls. Thanks to old mining operations in the mountains surrounding Telluride (and most of Colorado, for that matter), there are plenty of good 4wd Jeep roads to travel, and several interesting ghost towns. I chose Tomboy because it wasn’t terribly far from town, but still presented a challenge to reach. As you ascend Tomboy Road, you’ll quickly gain elevation, driving past thick vegetation and an occasional waterfall. In …