Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Roggen, Revisited

Roggen.  Founded on May 26 of 1908, is a small, unincorporated community located in north eastern Colorado.  Information on the town is as scarce as the number of residents that live there.  About half the town is abandoned, though most of the houses are well boarded up and inaccessible.
There are two main buildings that are active here, the Roggen grain silos and the Roggen Telephone Cooperative Company building. The folks at the Roggen Telephone Cooperative Company do keep an eye out for trespassers around the town.  Thankfully we had just finished exploring and were just walking around the town when one of the employees walked by and told us "If you're taking photos, shoot from the outside. Don't go into any buildings."
The main attraction in this town for urban explorers are two buildings, the abandoned C&J Auto Shop and the derelict Prairie Lodge Motel.   Though not the most extravagant or awe inspiring places, they are iconic to Colorado's urbex scene and a fun and easy exploration.
Roggen will always hold a special spot in my heart as it was the first location I explored after starting Urbex Colorado and only the second place I ever went urban exploring at.  Was very happy to spend an afternoon exploring the town with Perspective Images Photography and Hanging Negatives Photography.

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