We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ashcroft Ghost Town

Castle Creek Rd, Aspen, CO 81611
970-925-3721
Improve this listing
Ranked #23 of 59 Attractions in Aspen
Type: Ghost Towns
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
Write a Review

55 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    19
    22
    10
    4
    0
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Chesterfield, Michigan
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We visited this ghost town while in Aspen for the weekend. The weather was poor which didn't help the experience. It was mildly interesting but some of the buildings were locked. There is a short trail to visit the buildings and another that leads to the creek and picnic area. If you are looking to kill some time you may... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
AHS1963, Public Relations Manager at Ashcroft Ghost Town, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Were you able to take a tour from one of our docents on site? They are there daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can really enrich the experience. More

Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is an incredible drive between Aspen and Snowmass. The old buildings are amazing along with the history. Since the preservation takes money, the $3 admission is worth it. I will visit again someday.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

Really pretty location, though where isn't in aspen. The drive out to Ashcroft was pretty. I just expected there to be more to it. There were a few log cabin buildings with not much in most of them. It was only $3 each to go so it was probably worth going to see the sights and pass the time. Just... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I am dating myself but this is where they filmed St Preston of the Yukon in the 50'S. I love to take friends here. Go all the way up the trail to see the old hotel and don't forget to checkout the saloon.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

13 miles uphill (one way) with 1600 vertical ft gain. Great scenery, great workout and the restaurant at the top is a treat. (although a little pricey).

Was this review helpful? Yes
Concord, North Carolina
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

While the service here was awesome, this self-guided tour was average. All our kids saw was a bunch of mostly empty wooden buildings while we (the adults) saw a very cool representation of history. This is a neat attraction that will take about 30 minutes and is worth visiting if you need a time-burner.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Grand Junction, Colorado
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
14 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The story behind the silver boom is incredible. It's a beautiful 10 mi. drive to a ghost town maintained by the Aspen Historical Society which provides a short hike around several buildings with trail-side narratives. I understand later in the year one of the buildings is actually manned. Take a picnic and enjoy by the river!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Sydney
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

If you are expecting a Brady Bunch style old mining town ( remember that episode?), you will be disappointed. Very little remains of the once thriving town purported to be populated by over 2000 when silver was in abundance here. Today there are just a handful of old timber shacks that have since been restored. Most of these contain little... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Manhattan Beach, CA
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Beside breaking my camera it was super fun and interesting. About 20 years ago we found a hatchet from the 1890's and donated it. They are plenty other things to find around there. There is great cross country skiing out there too. Both winter and summer have fun activities.

Was this review helpful? Yes
NC
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Doesn't take long to visit and it's a very nice and colorful drive in the fall (from Aspen to Ashcroft). The information provided at the town is fascinating - read the pamphlets and the various historical markers at the site as they are really well done to show you the history of the place.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Ashcroft Ghost Town also viewed

 

Been to Ashcroft Ghost Town? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Ashcroft Ghost Town, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing