Animas Forks, CO, was located at the northernmost end of the Silverton Northern Railroad, twelve miles northeast of Silverton, CO. The townsite sits at 11,200 ft above sea level, making it one of the highest points on the narrow gauge.
Mining in the area started around 1873, and the town was booming by 1876. The Silverton Northern was extended to town in 1904. Today, the site is a ghost town.