A couple of friends from Denver, Colorado took a drive one day and decided to go on an adventure. They drove about 60 miles east and started to follow a small trail. They came across something that not many people have ever seen or even knew existed. It is located in Deer Trail, Colorado and it is the first and only one of its kind left. This place was abandoned in the 60’s and sealed off from existence. There is a small, creepy entrance that leads to a vast underground facility and these friends had the guts to go inside to explore. Take a look at what they found.
There’s a small entrance hidden in the hills from plain sight. It was gated shut but has been vandalized over the years making it accessible.
What these friends had come across is the first Titan 1 Missile Silo in the United States. This has long since been abandoned because these missile silos were incredibly inefficient and expensive to run and maintain.
The abandoned missile silo has been sitting and rotting for almost 50 years. The last of the main equipment was removed about 15 years ago.
Because of the time that this silo was built, they decided to wear some masks. Asbestos was a very common building material and is prominent throughout the silo.
The first of many long tunnels spanning the underground facility.
The tunnel lead to a main chamber. This was a giant theater-like room. It was the control room for the facility’s power generators.
The walkways were scary to say the least. Many of the steel grates were missing or completely corroded through. A balancing act was necessary in many parts.
Below these beams is pretty stagnant cold water. It ranges from a few centimeters to several feet deep. Falling in this would be terrible.
At the end of the main room, they followed a set of stairs into the unknown depths below. Deeper they go.