What is Tincup?

            “Does the eagle soar at your command and build its nest on high?” Job 39:27          

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Tincup, Colorado is a whimsical name for a small mountainous town in the middle of nowhere. Crossing Cottonwood Pass and picnicking at Taylor Reservoir provided us with the coolness of a high pass and the sighting of my first Bald Eagle in Colorado.   

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Frankie’s Restaurant

The drive is on a good gravel road and is used by cars, 4-wheel drive and ATV and OHV.  We finally discovered what OHV means:  Off Highway Vehicles.  There were many of the ATV and OHV parked along the road leading into Tincup.  There are two restaurants open in the summer for the tourists who pass through on their way to camp at Mirror Lake. 

The Tincup Town Hall was built in 1903 and stands at over 10,000 feet.  It resembles a church and was destroyed by fire and restored in the 1950s, I think.

Colorado Skies Accent White Town Hall

Streams flowed through the town alongside the streets.  

Stream in town and Photographer

There are privately owned houses along the streets in various stages of livability. Some are new and some are restored cabins from the 1800s.  What a delightful place to spend the summers. 

Favorite House in Tincup

We decided the road was too rough for our car for the three-mile trek to Mirror Lake and instead visited the Tincup Cemetery. 

Why do we like old abandoned towns?  What do you remember about your favorite old town? 


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