50 years ago, after graduating from High School, I took my last vacation with my parents and siblings. One of the memorable places we visited was the ghost town of Ashcroft. My wife and I visited there recently and I was impressed that a group of Aspen citizens had undertaken the task of keeping the remaining building up and providing people to give visitors, the history of the area. No pets allowed and a $ 3.00 charge per person were well worth the price of admission. The ghost town has a number of buildings that were preserved, and the history is well laid out with various signs throughout the area. The hotel, that may have also been a brothel, has been preserved, which allows the visitor to see what it was like to live in the high mountains as a prospector in the 1880's. Beautiful scenery to go along with the history. I would caution you to watch out for some of the bicyclists, who seem to have no fear or common sense.
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