WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.

Because of Colorado's rich history, the state is full of abandoned ghost towns, many of which date back to the 1800s.

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Many of the ghost towns were old mining communities that were abandoned due to contamination, natural disasters, or economic factors directly related to mining operations.

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However, one town in Colorado stands out among the rest as while it appears to be abandoned, it still has a functioning post office.

Keep scrolling to learn about the near-ghost town of Wild Horse, Colorado.

Wild Horse Colorado is Not Quite a Ghost Town

Located on the state's eastern plains just east of Colorado Springs, Wild Horse was once a fully-functioning town with origins dating back to the mid-1800s.

The town was a railroad hub and a cavalry post but was nearly destroyed by a massive fire in the early 1900s.

Following the fire, Wild Horse was partially rebuilt but never quite recovered and the majority of the homes and businesses have since been abandoned.

Interestingly, among all of the abandoned buildings in Wild Horse sits a lone post office that is still in operation today. It also appears that at least one household is still occupied, likely by an employee of the post office.

It's important to avoid exploring abandoned buildings in person due to legal and safety issues, but you can keep scrolling to take a virtual tour of Wild Horse, Colorado:

The Forgotten Town of Wild Horse Colorado is Barely Hanging On

WARNING: Under no circumstances should you enter this property. By doing so you risk bodily harm and/or prosecution for trespassing on private property.

Once a fully functioning town, Wild Horse, Colorado is practically a ghost town with the exception of a post office that continues to operate.

Gallery Credit: Nate Wilde

Exploring the Forgotten: A Guide to Colorado's Best Ghost Towns

Colorado’s ghost towns are aplenty and they come in all shapes and sizes. However, these have been named some of the best.

Gallery Credit: Nate Wilde

Explorers Claim this Secret Ghost Town is the Largest in Colorado

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A group of explorers recently visited what they call a ‘secret’ ghost town and claim that it’s the largest of its kind in the state of Colorado.

Gallery Credit: Nate Wilde

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