NAME: Chivington
CLIMATE: Cold in the winter put accessible all year round.
BEST TIME TO VISIT: Spring, Summer and Fall
COMMENTS: Lamar, Colorado is the closest town of any size. From Lamar, head north on U.S. 287 for approximately 25 miles until you intersect Colorado highway 96. Turn east (left) 10 miles and Chvington is right on the highway.
REMAINS: There aren't any full time residents in Chivington at the present time (November, 2001). What is left of the town is shown here in the photos.

I checked with some of the locals and there just isn't much information on this town. It was founded in the late 1800's and died in the early 1900's is about all the history I could find out at this time. The main reason for desertion was the dust bowl and hard times of the 20's and 30's.When I go back down that way this summer I am going to go to the Lamar library to see if I can get any further information - or - if any of you folks know something about Chivington maybe you could send it in... Submitted by: Jay S. Warburton

Named after colonel chivington who led the massacre at sand creek, Colorado.

Laura Larsen-pitcher

As far as I could tell this was an old gas station and cafe.
Courtesy Jay Warburton

This is the sign along Colorado Highway 96 just as you are entering town.
Courtesy Jay Warburton

The inside of the cafe. Some locals said to watch out for rattle snakes in warm weather.
Courtesy Jay Warburton

Another shot inside the cafe.
Courtesy Jay Warburton

The front door of the cafe.
Courtesy Jay Warburton

This is the Chivington School House.
Courtesy Jay Warburton

Apparently the town died before they got any plumbing because there wasn't any sign of pipes and this old outhouse was still standing just a ways west of the gas station/cafe.
Courtesy Jay Warburton

There were small flocks of scaled quail, like these, all over town.
Courtesy Jay Warburton