OSHR 1126 - Best Ghost Towns of the Colorado Mountains & Ghost Town Tour of Boulder County

  • Noncredit
  • Loveland

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

Join Osher for a two-session introductory lecture to the best ghost towns of the Colorado Mountains and of Eastern Colorado. Plus, enjoy a day-long, guided ghost town tour of Boulder County.

Learn how the mining process caused Colorado towns to be abandoned; the last place that Kit Carson had his home, and which ghost town was named for a character in a comic strip! A Ghost Town Fieldtrip will take you up Boulder Canyon to Fourmile Canyon and stop at the historic Salina schoolhouse then continue to Wall Street. Don't be scared of ghosts as we travel on to Sunset, take a walking tour of Gold Hill, see a miner’s cabin in Sunshine and conclude our tour at the peaceful Sunshine Cemetery. Carpooling is recommended.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.