Few places that were recommended to go check out:
St Elmo, CO (description from Wikipedia): St. Elmo is a ghost town in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. Founded in 1880, St. Elmo lies in the heart of theSawatch Range, 20 miles (32 km) southwest of Buena Vista and sits at an elevation of 9,961 feet (3,036 m). Nearly 2,000 people settled in this town when mining for gold and silver started. The mining industry started to decline in the early 1920s, and in 1922 the railroad discontinued service. The community is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the St. Elmo Historic District. It is one of Colorado‘s best preserved ghost towns.
San Isabel Nat’l Forest (description from National Forest Service): Pike and San Isabel National Forests Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands (PSICC) is a busy urban national forest noted for the majority of fourteen thousand foot peaks in Colorado and stretching from Colorado’s Front Range to the wide-open grasslands of western Kansas. Over 60 percent of the water used by metropolitan Denver originates from the South Platte River. The forest celebrates a wealth of significant experiences from historic cabin rentals to the birthplace of developed recreation on the San Carlos Ranger District. The Comanche Ranger District lays claim to the internationally known dinosaur trackway at Picket Wire Canyon and continues to excite researchers and visitors alike with new discoveries.
Buena Vista, CO (description from Wikipedia): Buena Vista is located in central Colorado roughly midway between Salida and Leadville in the Upper Arkansas RiverValley at an elevation of 7,965 feet (2,428 m). The area between Buena Vista and Salida is often referred to as theDenver & Rio Grande, South Park & Pacific, and Colorado Midland railroads. Many of the existing buildings of Buena Vista date back to this era, and were built in the 1880s and 1890s.