It was a wonderful ride up the mountain, but if your not accustomed to the altitude be forewarned. It was so hard on me and my kids we had to go sit in the train. We are from Louisiana and live at sea level and 14,000 feet was very hard for us. What your children close because there isnt any railing on the summit and if they get dizzy they may fall easily. While there, a lady fell and hit her head on a large rock and had to be taking by ambulance. As for the train ride, there was views you wont get else where.Well woth the money, despite the altitude issue!
A must see! Well worth our time while visiting the Colorado Area. ALL FREE! Beautiful!
We enjoyed our visit and had lots of photo ops with the kids! Learned alot about the people and wasa ble to go into the buildings and check out how the people lived. Worth the money.
St Elmo was down a very long road off the beaten path. The Aspens and streams along the path were absolutely breathtaking. We loved the various stops to check out Chalk Creek, but were very disappointed by St Elmo. We were given the impression this was an Old Mining Ghost town and thought we could check out the buildings. All building except the PRICEY general store were locked and there was no gas stations or restrooms for miles. There was a port-a-pot about a half mile before store but was very nasty. If your up for a scenic drive, its worth it, but do not go expecting a real ghost town adventure!