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Ashcroft Ghost Town

Castle Creek Rd, Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970-925-3721
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The way it used to be!

Great way to get in "touch" with how it used to be in this area!! Silver made this happen and this... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
fjmccarl
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Bluffton, South Carolina
Nice to walk through

The ghost town is well kept and has facts along the walkway for you to read. The scenery is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melanie716
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Cleveland, Ohio
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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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  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Castle Creek Rd, Aspen, CO 81611
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+1 970-925-3721
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"castle creek road"
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"pine creek"
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"cross country ski"
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"nice scenery"
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"easy walk"
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"great place to visit"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Great way to get in "touch" with how it used to be in this area!! Silver made this happen and this ghost town is a great example of how these pioneers lived and then left for other ways to live. It is free and an...More

Thank fjmccarl
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ghost town is well kept and has facts along the walkway for you to read. The scenery is beautiful. Worth a visit

Thank Melanie716
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not much to see.... the ride to there from Aspen was nice but not sure if it’s worth it. Maybe just for the beautiful lanscape.

Thank Federico C
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

now there is a nice bathroom there and tours available winter or summer. nice way to go back in time and enjoy the great outdoors.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

A sales clerk in the Marmot store recommended Ashcroft as a neat side trip. I'm glad he did! What a beautiful drive out along some beautiful homes until you reach the ghost town. Lots of parking and we had it almost to ourselves. We poked...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

We didnt go down to see the "ghost town". Although it looked interesting I was there for other purposes.

Thank DavidHoffman
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Reviewed 21 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

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Reviewed 5 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
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

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

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Reviewed 10 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
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Marylightbluesky
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
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Helen D
26 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
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