St. Elmo is one of the best known Ghost Towns in Colorado. Iron City was nearby and contained the cemetery for St. Elmo. St. Elmo has a long history of mining and in the late 1800’s a train passed near St. Elmo traveling west through the Alpine Tunnel to Pitkin. Trains also ran over Marshall Pass and north to Leadville. The last train ran through the valley only a very few years ago.

Celia Bell 2012