This was an interesting find in that I've been past it so many times, yet not noticed it. It wasn't a large house, and there's been significant damage over time. A path leads away from the back that makes me curious as well...
When I first found this house a week ago, I was actually hunting for the remains of a power dam. I made note of the house and decided that on the next opportunity, I would come back and take a closer look.
You can see the place has been completely cleaned out. Not a single belonging left behind. I know nothing of the history of the place, but it's obvious that the people who moved from here had ample time and planned to leave.
With free time from a conference, and a rental car at my disposal, my tour of rural Colorado continued. The intersection of a small, almost ghost town, just off the highway immediately showed me an interesting little gas station. It was a call-back to the days when you get your car fixed at most gas stations, and everything was about service. Days long gone.
Across the road, I spotted a sign that caught my interest... A motel! Excellent!
Fairness requires that I give each of these towns their own, individual stories.