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Capitol City is an abandoned mining town located in the upper Gunnison watershed of Colorado. The townsite was established in the late 1870s and was home to several mines, including the Daisy, which produced gold and silver. Today, the townsite is a popular destination for hikers, bikers, and history buffs. Visitors can explore the remains of old cabins, mine shafts, and other mining structures scattered throughout the area. The townsite is also home to several hiking trails, including the Capitol City Trail, which offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

One of the unique things about Capitol City is the opportunity to experience the history of the old mining town. Visitors can explore the remains of the old town and imagine what life was like for the miners who worked there. The area also offers excellent opportunities for outdoor recreation, including hiking, biking, and fishing. The nearby Gunnison National Forest and the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park provide additional opportunities for outdoor exploration. With its stunning natural beauty and rich history, Capitol City is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to the area.

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Stone Lake 24 7,268 ft
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Angel Peak 6 6,246 ft
Dunes OHV Vehicle RA Numerous 5,361 ft
Difficult 47 8,139 ft
Bogan Flats 36 7,609 ft
Weller 11 9,393 ft
McClure 8 8,187 ft
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