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“History well maintained”

Ashcroft Ghost Town
Ranked #19 of 105 things to do in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed October 3, 2013

This easy to hike trail to Ashcroft was beautiful. For a photographer it was very nice to say the least. Early morning, late evening are best for light. The buildings are splendid. The background of snow covered mountains was very nice.

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Reviewed September 25, 2013

The drive up the canyon was a sight to see in itself. The town is well-preserved with lots of spots for great photos. We were off-season, so no crowds.... fun history, so read up before you get there. Was one of my FAVORITE ghost towns!

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Reviewed September 13, 2013

My husband and I went to Ashcroft Ghost town. It is located about 10 miles south of Aspen on Castle Creek Road. The town has seven buildings left. Half of the buildings are restored and the others rebuilt to look original. It is a self tour and cost $3. We enjoyed walking around and inside the buildings. The buildings have no furnishings inside. We were there about 30 minutes. Caste Creek Road is a pretty drive as well.

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AHS1963, Public Relations Manager at Ashcroft Ghost Town, responded to this reviewResponded September 18, 2013

Great pictures of the site, thanks for posting them!

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We wanted to see the ghost town and loved the bonus of a beautiful and serene trail along the creek being right there. The hosts failed to tell us there was a restaurant 1.5 miles which we may have gone to had we known. We only found out about it by others along the trail when we were returning asking us if we had been there. We went in 1.2 miles and it was 1.5 miles away. No worries, we had a beautiful picnic right there by the water...with picnic bench included. This area has a $3 per person fee and is well worth it.

Thank Elise B
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

It drizzled the whole time we were there, but it could not have been nicer! Well preserved structures and informative displays give you a good idea of what it must have been like to live here in it's heyday. Hard to believe they once had 16 bars! Well, maybe not so hard to believe given the harsh winters there. You're not going to be bothered by crowds here, as you might be at the Maroon Bells if you go at the wrong time. Beautiful drive up the valley next to Castle Creek.

Thank Ed_wants_to_travel
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