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Ludlow Ghost Town

Aguilar, Colorado USA

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“ghost town haunted by a terrible massacre”

Ludlow is a ghost town in Las Animas County, Colorado, United States. It was famous as the site of the Ludlow Massacre in 1914. The town site is nestled at the entrance to a canyon in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It is located along the western side of Interstate 25 approximately 12 miles (19 km) north of the town of Trinidad. Nearby points of interest include the Ludlow Monument, a monument to the coal miners and their families who were killed in the 1914 massacre, the Hastings coke ovens, and the Victor American Hastings Mine Disaster Monument. Robert Adams made a series of photographs in Ludlow in 1981.

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Reviewed by
renicab

  • 28 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
November 29, 2017
Rated 5.0

So there may not be much to see, but as you pass the memorial and make a left, drive about 100 feet or so, you can find the ruins of the some of the sight.
Although, some find this not to be worth the drive, THOSE that LOVE history, this is a good stop.
Yes, the memorial was fenced, and although we got there after hours, it was still open to walk and read the history of the miners and see the memorial that was also fenced, and opened to see.
My son 9 and daughter 11 still enjoyed it.

:) Happy Trails.

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Reviewed by
Cara Ricci

  • 9 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
October 18, 2016
Rated 4.0

Pretty cool stop. Worth it. A shame the fence keeps you out - would have loved to walk around, get more than one perspective. Somewhat small, but I think most ghost towns are.

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Reviewed by
psnyder

  • 15 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
June 11, 2016
Rated 5.0

Interesting historical site. I would imagine the reason there are "no trespassing" signs up is because the buildings could possibly be dangerous due to their age. It's worth a stop.

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Reviewed by
Bobby

  • 4 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
January 13, 2016
Rated 4.0

There isn't a lot here but the history around this little Ghost Town and the memorial down the road are fascinating. It's amazing how ruthless the government was towards it's own citizens at this time. There is a great song by Jason Boland and the Stragglers called "Ludlow".

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
tobybro

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
December 30, 2015
Rated 2.0

If you are coming up 25 it's not far from the highway but not worth a further drive really. Even the memorial was sketchy looking and fenced off.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
staciediane

  • 3 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 23, 2015
Rated 1.0

Not worth stopping for! The buildings are fallen down and it says to keep out.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Cary Underwood

  • 20 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
January 26, 2015

Being a ghost town, accessibility is.... what? One can just freelance in the town with no legal issues? I'm interested in visiting.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
jessicaharris5

  • 10 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
May 28, 2022

Interesting little stop.. I liked reading the history. You can go in the monument area where the cellar is too.. the gate blends in but it’s by the rusted box hanging on the fencing where you can write your name. Go on down the road and take a left by the rail road tracks to see the little town.

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roadtripper477955

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
November 23, 2020

All the buildings have been destroyed. Really nothing to see. Memorial was closed when we drove by.

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Reviewed by
Jessica

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  • 0 Helpful
October 16, 2020
Rated 5.0

There is not much left standing, what is here is fenced off.

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Ludlow Ghost Town

Aguilar, Colorado
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