Nathrop, Co., tucked in a tree-lined canyon beneath the daunting 14,000-foot Collegiate Peaks, is a quiet, natural community. In the late 1800s, the railroad chugged through Nathrop, dropping a regular stream of visitors. The main draw in Nathrop has always been its natural hot springs, once a sacred spot for Native Americans. Turn-of-the-century vacationers stayed at Nathrop's grand hotel and soaked in the restorative waters.
Creekside B&Bs and friendly guest ranches are hidden among the foliage and under the soft shadows of the Mount Princeton. There are also plenty of adventures waiting in either direction from Nathrop. Toward the mountains, several historic buildings are still intact at St. Elmo, coined Colorado's Most Original Ghost Town. At one time there were more than 150 mines in this vibrant railroad thoroughfare. Stop in the old general store for everything from antiques to yard art, or rent a four-wheel-drive and head for the hills. Or head back toward the highway for a whitewater adventure on the roaring Arkansas River or an afternoon in the art town of Salida.
Region: Colorado South Central Regional Information
Proximity to other towns: Located 7.7 miles from Buena Vista, 16.5 miles from Poncha Springs, 16.8 miles from Salida
Elevation: 7680 feet
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