I had already preplanned from my topographical detailed Colorado map book and my CO ghost town book. At this point I'm at around 11,000 to 12,000 feet elevation.
Found it!!An 'arrastra' for prospectors of 1860. Mule driven grinding ore down and water would be channeled over leaving gold behind. Most have been removed from South Park area for museums...this is a rare one left near the road going to 'Kite Lake' (I could not go the entire way comfortably in my car) Just west of Alma, CO in Buckskin Gulch on County Road 8.At the end of Buckskin Gulch you would see 3 out of the 54 Colorado mountain peaks that are over 14,000 ft! I turned around here. You can't see in the picture, but the road was getting a little much for a sedan. Oh, how I wish I had a small 4x4...maybe a Colorado (chevy's small pickup) might have to be next...maybe in 8 years or so ;)