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Frontier Remnants

Ashcroft was a settlement founded in the late 19th century to house miners for newly-discovered... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
I you see lighting don't leave the car

Address: 11000 Castle Creek Road From Glenwood Springs Colorado, take Hwy 82 towards Aspen... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2018
Monument, Colorado
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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.
Castle Creek Rd, Aspen, CO 81611
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In the early 1880s, Ashcroft was a thriving mining town in Colorado with a population of about 3,500 people and home to six hotels, two newspapers, a school, sawmills, a small smelter and 20 saloons. Located 10 miles south of Aspen, it was larger than...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ashcroft is about average compared to other ghost towns in the USA ... it is still a nice stop but only few building remain ... worth getting out and seeing it if enjoying Castle Creek Road ... just enough plaques to fill you in on...More

Thank Chuck2010
Reviewed 30 September 2018

A tiny little town, way back when. You walk for just a bit through the town that once was there. Things to read about and photos to share later.

Thank Carolyn H
Reviewed 17 September 2018

We were surprised by the intricacy of the structures as it was easy to imagine a thriving town surrounded by extensive natural beauty.

Thank BoiseHotelee
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

First of all, I love ghost towns and have visited few during our vacations in USA. However, Ashcroft is not among the best. There only handful of houses left and there's not much to see in them either. Landscapes are very beautiful though.

Thank JukkaW
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Ashcroft was a settlement founded in the late 19th century to house miners for newly-discovered silver veins in the mountains. After the silver was exhausted, Ashcroft was abandoned and nature reclaimed its site. The few remaining buildings--the two story hotel by far the most remarkable...More

1  Thank BBonnet
Reviewed 7 August 2018

we took the hiking trail via this town to the Pine Creek Cookhouse It is important to wear comfortable footwear. The hike itself is not very difficult. It's picturesque so have your camera handy The Ghost Town takes you through a past that is intriguing!...More

1  Thank AMSDU
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Address: 11000 Castle Creek Road From Glenwood Springs Colorado, take Hwy 82 towards Aspen, Colorado. There will be a round a bout with signs that say Castle Creek Road & Ashcroft 2nd exit, which is Farm Road102. Drive about 11.5 miles. There is a parking...More

1  Thank RASBERRY1947
Reviewed 16 July 2018

of how fleeting time is, of the chase for more, of yesterday and tomorrow. Nice rocks in the river, beautiful mountain air

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This is not a big, impressive ghost town by any means. However, I had a lot of fun just walking around and imagining what the town had been like at one point. There are about 6 buildings with some information about the buildings and town....More

3  Thank WheretonextBOS
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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
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