Holy Cross City
About Haunted at Timberline
According to Philip Varney, author of Ghost Towns of Colorado, Carson at one point experienced a horrible outbreak of the flu that scared three women residents out of town during the dead of winter. The women found a cabin to inhabit about ten miles away, but unfortunately suffered even greater hardships than the flu, and two died of starvation and the cold.
Silverton and Ouray can be reached from Carson by crossing Cinnamon Pass, which is very close to Engineer Pass. The road to Silverton passes through Animas Forks. The photo directly below was taken on the road between Carson and the gradual ascent to Cinnamon Pass, so-named because of dominance of the cinnamon color above timerberline covering the mountains around the pass in the fall. The bottom photo is Lake San Cristobal.