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Address: 620 West Bleeker St, Aspen, CO 81611
Phone Number: 970-925-3721-(Aspen-Historical-Society)
Description: Visitors can tour the remnants of this former mining town, deserted in the...
Visitors can tour the remnants of this former mining town, deserted in the late 1800s after a severe storm knocked out supply routes.
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I agree with other reviewers that this isn't a destination unto itself. However, if you are driving into or out of Aspen through Independence Pass it is worth stopping to take a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Bonsall, California
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Bonsall, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I agree with other reviewers that this isn't a destination unto itself. However, if you are driving into or out of Aspen through Independence Pass it is worth stopping to take a look. It is easy to miss because the sign is small. Look for a small dirt turnout overlooking the town. If you are coming from Aspen you'll pass... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Not knowing what to expect we stopped along the way from Aspen to our next stop. What we saw was an amazing array of homes and insight into how a mining town was created . The overall camp has more to be done but I will admit to being more than pleasantly surprised at this unexpected gem. The valley for... More 

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Leslie, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Love that someone is taking time to restore this historic site. This may be hard for anyone that has issues walking at high altitude. There is a parking area and then a short walk to the remains of the town, One building houses a book store.

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Trout Lake, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stopped in here on our way over Independence Pass. It was a great place to stop and take in some history. If you walk down to the General Store, you'll find a nice little display about the history of the town that was once situated on the hillside. There are college students/graduates who can fill you in on further... More 

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Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We were so impressed with our tour service from Blazing Adventures especially our tour guide, Diane. She was knowledgeable and fun. We were whisked from one site to another and she had a running commentary the entire time. We highly recommend this company and Diane for an informative trip.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Definitely stop here on your way to or from Independence Pass. Wear comfortable shoes and take the walk down to the General Store. This is a small piece of Colorado history that shouldn't be missed!

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Republic, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Stopped by this ghost town while on our way down from a fall colors drive over Independence Pass. After that, almost nothing could impress! Access was easy, in spite of a recent snowfall.

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Aspen, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Driving over Independence pass is truly one of the great Aspen experiences. Highly recommended. If you come into town from down valley, however, I wouldn't highly recommend making the drive up to the ghost town on the pass. It's kinda cool but not worth the time...

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Colorado, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

I'm not so sure about the destination, but the journey is incredible from either direction.... I make the trip several times a year and I am always amazed!

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Middleburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

You can walk around for a small donation, it is just a cool place. Every once in a while, they have the general store open and someone is there to answer questions.

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Address: 620 West Bleeker St, Aspen, CO 81611
Phone Number: 970-925-3721-(Aspen-Historical-Society)
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Aspen

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