Granite, Colorado - Population 6
Photos Of This Once Bustling Colorado Mining Town In Chaffee County, CO - December 26, 2009
Granite, Colorado! Granite is one of those teeny tiny towns you may
have driven through on your way to
Leadville or some other
Rocky Mountain destination.
Call it a "ghost town," the "middle of nowhere"
or a mere "dot on the map," and you're in company with many others,
but look at the beauty of this place.
Granite, Colorado was once the county seat of Lake County, which consisted
of the land of both Lake and Chaffee counties in the late 1800's. It
was once a bustling area for mining activity, but like many towns formed in this era,
Granite was largely deserted after the mining playing out. At the time of this writing,
there are six year round residents in Granite, although
snow birds, vacationers and seasonal
river rafting workers swell the town
to probably 50 to 100 people in the summer months.
All the best, Steve
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