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Ashcroft Ghost Town

Address: Castle Creek Rd, Aspen, CO 81611
Phone Number: 970-925-3721
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Ranked #12 of 27 Attractions in Aspen
Type: Ghost Towns, Cultural
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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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.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

Ashcroft is a beautiful ghost town. We went at the end of September and the colors of de fall foliage were amazing

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to this Ghost Town. I will say that we went during the golden season of the aspen trees so it was gorgeous views in every direction. Even if the trees aren't golden, I would recommend taking the time to see Ashcroft Ghost Town. This is a ghost town that continued to survive beyond the silver mining... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a quick drive from town, on a paved road. There is a small entrance fee. College students are there in the summer as part of their internships, and available to answer questions. There is a walking path to the abandoned buildings, and sandals were fine for walking along the path. There is signage with historical information throughout. If... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I ended up visiting Ashcroft over Labor Day weekend. I wouldn't recommend taking a trip out to Aspen to see this alone since it only takes about 30 minutes at most to walk through (there's no more than 10 buildings there). The town itself isn't in Aspen and takes about 30 minutes to drive out to from the main road.... More

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New York, New York, United States
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

GREAT restoration on this old ghost town. The best part was the drive as it is very scenic. We also did not have to hike a long distance to view. A few small buildings with plaques talk about the early life in the Colorado Metal Boom era. It is a great place to go have a picnic with tables along... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We decided to take the picturesque drive to Ashcroft on a misty afternoon. A small fee ($3/person) gets you in to walk around amongst the abandoned town site and the buildings. There is a walking path that makes it easy. Some of the buildings have been partially restored to the point where it is safe to step inside. My favorite... More

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Chesterfield, Michigan
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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

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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
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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.

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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

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Chicago, Illinois
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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.

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