Winfield once had 1,500 residents. But, just 3 years after its peak, it was nearly deserted ... typical of the boom and bust mining centers of the era.
Winfield is just four easy miles up the road from Vicksburg.
Private Property & Responsible Recreation: Venturing off of public roads and lands onto private land is trespassing. The surrounding mountains have miles of underground tunnels and shafts. The area is dangerous and a once safe and stable area can suddenly collapse. The buildings also are in various state of decay and are also unsafe. Obey any posted signs, travel & recreate responsibly, and always tread lightly.
From "Ghost Towns and Back Woods Trails of Chaffee County, Colorado" - a video tape program. Copyright © 1997, Universal Systems, Inc.