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Ashcroft Ghost Town

Castle Creek Rd, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-925-3721
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So much history

One wouldn't even think that a drive all the way up beautiful castle creek road would lead to this... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Ryan F
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Not to be missed in Aspen in the Summer

Don’t miss the Ashcroft Ghost Town 10 miles out of town. Here you will find a hotel, general store... read more

Reviewed 17 February 2017
Chicago, Illinois
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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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Castle Creek Rd, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-925-3721
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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

2  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

3  Thank Betty R
Reviewed 3 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!

2  Thank ChristineNH
Reviewed 30 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
Reviewed 28 November 2016

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.

2  Thank jtfranco
Reviewed 6 November 2016

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

2  Thank Rochelle A
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...More

2  Thank phil2602
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

2  Thank Kdmcright
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Helen D
I think I visited Ashcroft several years ago. Loved it! Did they have a fishfry from the stream? And burial place of sled dogs? And art gallery full of native American creations?
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