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robertmurray
12-03-2007, 08:58 PM
Looking for directions, and or GPS cords for the ghost town called Seven Lakes in Colorado. It is located in Teller county. Would be coming from Colorado Springs, CO.

LauraA
12-04-2007, 04:04 AM
Robert, you might be able to tune in the directions and the trail you want here.


TopoZone - Seven Lakes (historical), USGS Pikes Peak (CO) Topo Map (http://www.topozone.com/map.asp?lon=-105.008&lat=38.7817&datum=nad27)

modette
12-05-2007, 07:16 PM
Or just asking sometimes helps....lol

Streets & Trips list the town...looks like you got to take Gold Camp Road. You probably can do it, but boy is the snow moving in soon.... By the way I live in Monument, CO nowadays :-)

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r134/modette99/2007%20CO%20Pictures/sevenlakes_001.jpg

Gravelrash
12-05-2007, 10:21 PM
Robert - I'm very interested in reading any report from a trip up there. I've already done a lot of GoogleEarth exploring of that area and am really keen to know about the condition of SRD 376, especially as it passes under Almagre Mountain. I hope I can traverse this road and get over to the Pikes Peak cog railway easement. I'm also hoping I can use Gold Camp Road to get over to Victor and Cripple Creek, so any info you can provide, especially about road conditions, will be really appreciated.
Have a great trip.

modette
12-06-2007, 05:45 AM
Well first off Gold Camp road is just fine, I tookt he Ford Edge AWD that way, and then one day took the Ford Focus ST that way...it was fine, made pretty good time 1 hour and 30 mins.

I never saw a turn off for Seven Lakes...but then again I was not looking.

Also to note Gold Camp road does not go all the way back to Colorado Springs as a local told me the first time I was trying to find it. You got to take Old Stage Coach Rd...the Bridge on Gold Camp has been out for many years.

At the time I did not have a GPS so both times it was easyt o find the road from Criple Creek using the Delorme. Next to the Molley Kathleen Mine near Cripple CReek is where you can get on. You then come to another paved Road which you head North on for a few miles and then turn right which there will be a sign for Gold Camp Rd.

Have fun....

I'm explorering Mt. Herman Rd today out of Monument to the west to Range Rd.

modette
12-09-2007, 04:44 PM
Not worth seeing...I went there after doing Mt. Herman Rd...as my friend and I wanted to go to Criple Creek (Johnny Nolans). There is a gate up, and signs warning you to stay out because the town is near/next too the reservoirs that feed Colorado Springs.

So save your trip, seeing as it takes a bit of time. Road was fine, there was plenty of snow and ice on the road, which made it slow going.

modette
12-27-2007, 10:20 AM
Pictures of the Gate...sorry it took so long to post these.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r134/modette99/CO%20Ghost%20Towns/DSCF3441.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r134/modette99/CO%20Ghost%20Towns/DSCF3442.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r134/modette99/CO%20Ghost%20Towns/DSCF3443.jpg

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r134/modette99/CO%20Ghost%20Towns/DSCF3444.jpg

Mikejts
12-27-2007, 06:01 PM
Just about the time I think I have heard about all of Colorado Ghost towns someone identifies another one. Had not heard of Seven Lakes so I dug out my reference books. Only one of the three that I generally use even mentioned this site. All that said was - ' town site named after Lakes of the same name." Guess I will have to do more research.

Also curious what road modette was on when the gate was discovered. Looks like several ways to get there including a hiking trail.

robertmurray
12-28-2007, 01:36 PM
Thanks for all the help finding Seven Lakes. Thanks for the photos that have been posted. I hope to post photos of the area from my trip this summer. I have been told that in the mid '80's all that was left was the upper supports of the mine shaft and the remains of a cabin. Who knows, maybe someone has photos of the town site before it was locked-up.

Gravelrash
01-03-2008, 01:43 AM
Also curious what road modette was on when the gate was discovered. Looks like several ways to get there including a hiking trail.

Ditto, modette. I'd also like to know the road.....but not till I've had a bit of GE fun, trying to figure it out from the photos (which are great, by the way).

Gravelrash
01-08-2008, 03:15 PM
Robert - not that you are likely to need the warning, but.....
http://www.crh.noaa.gov/pub/?n=/ltg/ltg_070902_goldcamp.php

Ouch!

robertmurray
01-09-2008, 06:34 PM
Yes, I did read the report. very wild. some people need to learn how to pick a better camp sit. never really thought about that happening in all the nights I have spent camping, but I never camped ontop of a hill.

robertmurray
05-18-2010, 01:00 PM
I posted on here a year or so ago about Seven Lakes Colorado. I have found that to get there one must trespass onto property of the City of Colorado Springs. Or so I am told. Anyone have any other information on this?