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About Haunted at Timberline
Bonanza is located about as far east as any ghost town on this Web site. It was primarily a silver site. If you go much farther east, you are to the "ghost towns" that are easily accessible from the Front Range (Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Denver, Boulder). Bonanza is the smallest incorporated town in Colorado, with just half a dozen residents. The top photo below shows remains of the Rawley-Shirley Tramway, which serviced myriad small mines in the high valleys to the west and above Bonanza. Dozens of these mines can still be reached from a series of jeep roads, including the Otto Mears Toll Road, which was built by Otto Mears for strictly political purposes and goes virtually nowhere. The bottom photo shows a grave at the Bonanza cemetery. The birth date of this pioneer was unknown at his time of death.