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IRON CITY COLORADO

Directions: Follow same directions as to St. Elmo

Iron City was a smelter town just east of St. Elmo. Gold and silver laden ore were carted in from nearby mines, the ore was processed and the precious metals extracted. The historic Forest Service-owned Brown Cabin may be seen on West side of the road. It has a second floor added with Queen Ann detailing. If you take the road through the campground you will come to a well-marked cemetery. This road was the wagon road to St. Elmo and is now a 4-wheel drive down to Alpine.

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