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Ashcroft Ghost Town

Castle Creek Rd, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-925-3721
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Beautiful Scenery

This was a beautiful drive and a lovely place to go while in Aspen. The town of Aspen is pretty... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2017
Jacksonville, Florida
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Snowy Visit

The weather was supposed to be rainy but when we left our condo it was a light mist. On our drive... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Lincoln, Nebraska
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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.
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  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Castle Creek Rd, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-925-3721
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Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

This was a beautiful drive and a lovely place to go while in Aspen. The town of Aspen is pretty weak in terms of scenery compared to what’s surrounding Vail on the east and west so we were spoiled with the views. Glad we drive...More

Thank TLK_1980
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

The weather was supposed to be rainy but when we left our condo it was a light mist. On our drive up the mountain it started to snow. What could be a better time to visit a ghost town. Short walk from the parking lot...More

1  Thank K_J-Traveling
Reviewed 19 October 2017

A lovely stroll in the sunshine, didn't take long, good photo opportunity ... Wooden buildings and a river/stream walk.. 😊

Thank caroleT312
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped here while staying in Aspen. Well worth the drive and easy to find. Fair amount of parking and an easy trail to follow. Several nice buildings to explore. Also, the drive is scenic and worth a few photo stops.

1  Thank Jeremiah G
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for a little different side trip from Aspen then take a 20 minute drive on Castle Creek Road to Ashcroft. This ghost town is an easy walk to and from the free parking lot with excellent signage along the way telling...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This was an old mining town/camp a 30 minute drive from Aspen Colo.. Great views of the surrounding mountains and the beauitful aspen trees. Keep driving to the the "Pine Creek Cookhouse " , up the road another few miles.

Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We chose to not pay the $5 fee so we did not go walk around in the Ashcroft Ghost town area for this trip, although, in times past when we have visited this area, there wasn't a fee, so we did go through the ghost...More

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This is a lovely morning or afternoon place to visit. It is set in a beautiful area, and the walking paths are well maintained and easy for most everyone. The information in the various houses/buildings is excellent for providing an introductory history of the area....More

Thank Kathleen R
HistoryAspen, Public Relations Manager at Ashcroft Ghost Town, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Hi Kathleen - We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the Ashcroft Ghost Town, thank you for visiting! The weaving shop (located at the Catto Center at Toklat across Castle Creek Road from the ghost town) is part of an artist in residence program hosted by...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Hike from Ashcroft and marvel at the primitive conditions of this ghost town/mining village. The gorgeous hike along the river is just lovely.

Thank Lee M
Reviewed 10 August 2017

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
HistoryAspen, Public Relations Manager at Ashcroft Ghost Town, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Hi there! I believe you might be referring to Independence Ghost Town, which is 18 miles outside of Aspen on Independence Pass (highway 82). There is a pull off with a few parking spaces (they do fill up during busy times, though folks often park...More

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Questions & Answers
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 HistoryAspen | 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