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Independence Ghost Town

620 West Bleeker St, Aspen, CO 81611
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Ranked #25 of 59 Attractions in Aspen
Type: Ghost Towns
Description: 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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Trout Lake, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 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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173 reviews 173 reviews
16 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

fun and remote place to visit, it really shows the hard conditions that people had to go thru when the gold boom was in this area. A nice place to visit during summer it is always cool and you will see wonderful views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

We visited the Ghost town after driving over the Pass from the east. Friendly guide at the entrance, and a small fee, to view the town. Very interesting to see how the Miners lived years ago, check out the general store, lots of history. Good job is done to try to restore the houses and the walk trails between them.... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

I'm a history junkie, so we stopped at this little attraction just west of Independence Pass. The history of the town of Independence is well-documented, which gives the visit a good sense of history. A visit to the website after your visit to the town is a cool way to bring it all full-circle; take time to read the letter... More

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