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Address: Castle Creek Rd, Aspen, CO 81611
Phone Number: +1 970-925-3721
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Once a prosperous silver mining town, the silver disappeared, the people...

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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Looks the same as in the 80s

Could not visit Aspen without going to Ashcroft, there is more development on the road up to Ashcroft but the ghost town looks the same as it did 30 year ago. Very interesting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
jtfranco
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New Bern, North Carolina
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New Bern, North Carolina
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105 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Could not visit Aspen without going to Ashcroft, there is more development on the road up to Ashcroft but the ghost town looks the same as it did 30 year ago. Very interesting, can't imaging living there during mining days.

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Denver, Colorado
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75 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the ghost town was kind of fun and despite feeling like it was mile away, it wasn't that far...if you are taking the trip to Crested Butte, its a interesting place to take a stop off

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Not a must do but worth the drive to take in the atmosphere of what once was. Once a large mining town, and larger than Aspen, Ashcroft is now a handful of derelict wooden buildings high in the hills. It gives a feeling for the tough life people had when living and working high in the mountains.

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Thank phil2602
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

$5 fee per person 12 and under free. About a 1/2 mile loop walk with mild grade. The aspen historical society manage the site. Able to walk among buildings from late 1800s

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TN
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218 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

No one there to provide information on the area, but there was a brochure available with minimal info. The signboard at the entrance told what the buildings were, and some buildings had signs on them. Several signs along the path between buildings told things about the area. Maybe during the summer there are people there to help tell the story.

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AHS1963, Public Relations Manager at Ashcroft Ghost Town, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. During the summer from mid-June through the first weekend in October, we have guides on site daily to offer tours and provide information. We must have just closed up for the season and missed you! Hope you can come back next year. More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is a hidden gem to travel the road near Aspen called "Castle Creek Road". I went in September and there was hardly anyone on it. People cycle on the road during summer months, but it is hidden gem. The elevation can get to you if you are not used to it-beware. Ashcroft is a tiny town. It is so... More 

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aptos
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

! Scenery on this Road... You can get out and go over to the Pine Creek, stay in the meadows, behold the forest and mountains

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Milford, MI
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We spent about an hour here, but it was a fun and interesting outing. There isn't much left of these buildings, but you can get a feel for the settlement it once was. There were two interns who served as docents and they were outgoing and knowledgeable. This would be a good outing for kids--there's lots of room for them... More 

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Luxemburg, Wisconsin
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We were surprised to find several of the original buildings still standing on the site of this once bustling mining town. The displays are excellent, and tell many stories of the town, it's colorful characters, and its history. From there you can hike along the creek up to the Pine Creek Cookhouse.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

No matter where you are in Colorado, there is a ghost town here and there and everywhere. We stayed in the luxurious resort town of Aspen for three days. Aspen is a tourist destination in itself, known for 4-star hotels, high-end restaurants, trendy boutiques and historical landmarks. And it a launching pad for ghost towns and historical sites in the... More 

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