Holy Cross City
About Haunted at Timberline
Vulcan is a desolate place, covered with sagebrush and old mining waste. Vulcan was named for nearby Vulcan Hill, which is the crater of an extinct volcano. Vulcan was the Roman god of fire. The most interesting part of Vulcan is the remaining chimney mine, shown in the video on the opening page. You can still descend into the chimney mine through a series of old wooden ladders. However, it is strongly recommended that you don't...
The photograph below was taken east of Vulcan, near Cochetopa. It shows a shaft house, which housed a hoist, and the cable support structure, or headframe, which is now collapsed but still attached to the house. Also in the area are Iris and Chance. This collection of towns comprised the core population centers at the heart of the Gunnison gold rush that brought tens of thousands of prospectors to the flat and bleak Gunnison Gold Belt.