St. Elmo lives up to its reputation as being one of Colorado’s best preserved ghost towns. This 1880’s town has a lively, colorful mining and railroad history and is an official National Historic Site. Along Main Street you will find a Guest House offering overnight accommodations and breakfast service with modern amenities for a quintessential Colorado experience. Although its altitude is just under 10,000 feet, getting to St. Elmo is relatively easy. The Chalk Creek runs alongside a gravel road lined with aspen trees and big spruce, making it an absolutely beautiful drive from Buena Vista.