Summitville Gold Mines
Located 11,000ft above sea level, Summitville has had a rough 100-year history, which has given forth more than 7.5 million dollars, worth of gold, silver, lead, and copper. During its hay day, this town and mine had six processing mills, stores, saloons, boarding houses, homes, a school and slaughter house. However, today the site is home to a multi-million-dollar mining cleanup; resulting from high levels of cyanide and arsenic in the soil, which was once used to extract the gold. Due to health dangers there is no direct access to the mining site, but visitors can still see the remnants of the mine and experience the historic town buildings. 25 miles south of Del Norte, CO on County Road 14.