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Ashcroft Ghost Town

Castle Creek Rd, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-925-3721
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Hard to park

If I have the location right, its right off of the road heading into Aspen. Not much to see from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Knoxville, Tennessee
Interesting site

In the valley, this ghost town is worth the trip just for the scenery. The ghost town is fairly... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New York
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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.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good46%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Castle Creek Rd, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-925-3721
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If I have the location right, its right off of the road heading into Aspen. Not much to see from the road and hard to find parking as it was on the side of a cliff. We couldn't stop as there was no where to...More

Thank jhvcpa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In the valley, this ghost town is worth the trip just for the scenery. The ghost town is fairly small and contained. The drive from Aspen is very pretty.

1  Thank KCNY2000
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Hidden Gem indeed. Cabins in ruin that make for beautiful photographs. A short trip but a great place to have a picnic. $5 entry for age 13 and above. Free for 12 and under

Thank 3isfamily
Reviewed 11 July 2017

If you ever want to see how the early Colorado settlers and miners lived, the ghost town of Ashcroft is a great place to visit. There are still several well-preserved buildings including a two-story hotel, a saloon, a post office, a grocery store, and others....More

2  Thank T S
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

One wouldn't even think that a drive all the way up beautiful castle creek road would lead to this fantastic hidden gem. Ashcroft is non existent as a town now but what's left is worth the view now...it's crazy how people lived at this elevation...More

Thank Ryan F
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Don’t miss the Ashcroft Ghost Town 10 miles out of town. Here you will find a hotel, general store, post office and a few homes. It flourished in the 1880’s when there were over 2,000 living there; at that time it was larger than Aspen....More

3  Thank Globalphile
Reviewed 4 January 2017

You can go walking there during summer time or snowshoeing, cross country skiing or horse carriage riding in winter time. It is in the middle of nowhere sop the views are absoulutly stunning =. Easy walk although it can feel a little long. Once you...More

4  Thank Betty R
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite stops this past vacation. Beautifully kept history. You can not take a bad picture. The volunteers are so friendly and informative. It should be on everyone's bucket list!

3  Thank ChristineNH
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Driving thru a nice scenery to get to the ghost town. I highly recommend to make reservations. Must visit.

2  Thank Jessica C
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Hike in the summer--or-- cross country ski or snow show in winter. Great place for family to visit--short drive to trailhead outside Aspen. Plus add on lunch or dinner at the Pinecreek Cookhouse--summer sit on the deck or winter inside with views by the fireplace....More

Thank johngX2186ZV
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2 July 2017|
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Response from Globalphile | Reviewed this property |
I agree. It is 10-12 miles out of town. There are taxis, limos or maybe UBER. You might call the Pine Creek Cookhouse, where you should definitely eat, and see if they can suggest any ideas. Many people ride bikes up. It... More
Helen D
25 February 2015|
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Response from AHS1963 | Property representative |
Hi Helen, Sounds like you have the right place. Toklat is the gallery across from Ashcroft, and was also a homebase for a sled dog operation for many years. We're not sure about the fishfry, but you may be thinking of Pine... More