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Ashcroft Ghost Town

Castle Creek Rd, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-925-3721
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There is a "donation cost" of $5.00 per person to walk around in the Ashcroft Ghost town. It's a lovely area!

We chose to not pay the $5 fee so we did not go walk around in the Ashcroft Ghost town area for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jan S
Loveland, Colorado, United States
Excellent stroll through the local history, plus a superlative weaving store at the entrance

This is a lovely morning or afternoon place to visit. It is set in a beautiful area, and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kathleen R
Salado, Texas
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Once a prosperous silver mining town, the silver disappeared, the people moved out and the ghosts moved in. Twelve empty buildings stand as an eerie reminder of the community that was.
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Castle Creek Rd, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-925-3721
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We chose to not pay the $5 fee so we did not go walk around in the Ashcroft Ghost town area for this trip, although, in times past when we have visited this area, there wasn't a fee, so we did go through the ghost...More

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely morning or afternoon place to visit. It is set in a beautiful area, and the walking paths are well maintained and easy for most everyone. The information in the various houses/buildings is excellent for providing an introductory history of the area....More

Thank Kathleen R
HistoryAspen, Public Relations Manager at Ashcroft Ghost Town, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Kathleen - We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the Ashcroft Ghost Town, thank you for visiting! The weaving shop (located at the Catto Center at Toklat across Castle Creek Road from the ghost town) is part of an artist in residence program hosted by...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hike from Ashcroft and marvel at the primitive conditions of this ghost town/mining village. The gorgeous hike along the river is just lovely.

Thank Lee M
Reviewed 10 August 2017

If I have the location right, its right off of the road heading into Aspen. Not much to see from the road and hard to find parking as it was on the side of a cliff. We couldn't stop as there was no where to...More

Thank jhvcpa
HistoryAspen, Public Relations Manager at Ashcroft Ghost Town, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi there! I believe you might be referring to Independence Ghost Town, which is 18 miles outside of Aspen on Independence Pass (highway 82). There is a pull off with a few parking spaces (they do fill up during busy times, though folks often park...More

Reviewed 1 August 2017

In the valley, this ghost town is worth the trip just for the scenery. The ghost town is fairly small and contained. The drive from Aspen is very pretty.

1  Thank KCNY2000
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Hidden Gem indeed. Cabins in ruin that make for beautiful photographs. A short trip but a great place to have a picnic. $5 entry for age 13 and above. Free for 12 and under

Thank 3isfamily
Reviewed 11 July 2017

If you ever want to see how the early Colorado settlers and miners lived, the ghost town of Ashcroft is a great place to visit. There are still several well-preserved buildings including a two-story hotel, a saloon, a post office, a grocery store, and others....More

2  Thank T S
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

One wouldn't even think that a drive all the way up beautiful castle creek road would lead to this fantastic hidden gem. Ashcroft is non existent as a town now but what's left is worth the view now...it's crazy how people lived at this elevation...More

Thank Ryan F
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Don’t miss the Ashcroft Ghost Town 10 miles out of town. Here you will find a hotel, general store, post office and a few homes. It flourished in the 1880’s when there were over 2,000 living there; at that time it was larger than Aspen....More

4  Thank Globalphile
Reviewed 4 January 2017

You can go walking there during summer time or snowshoeing, cross country skiing or horse carriage riding in winter time. It is in the middle of nowhere sop the views are absoulutly stunning =. Easy walk although it can feel a little long. Once you...More

4  Thank Betty R
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2 July 2017|
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Response from Globalphile | Reviewed this property |
I agree. It is 10-12 miles out of town. There are taxis, limos or maybe UBER. You might call the Pine Creek Cookhouse, where you should definitely eat, and see if they can suggest any ideas. Many people ride bikes up. It... More
Helen D
25 February 2015|
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Response from HistoryAspen | Property representative |
Hi Helen, Sounds like you have the right place. Toklat is the gallery across from Ashcroft, and was also a homebase for a sled dog operation for many years. We're not sure about the fishfry, but you may be thinking of Pine... More