Ashcroft Ghost Town
Castle Creek Road & Taylor Pass Road
Aspen, CO 81611
+1 970 925 3721
Located deep in the Ashcroft Valley, this ghost town offers access to both stunning mountain beauty and Old West history. In 1883, this former mining town was prospering with 20 saloons, a school and two newspapers. But in 1885, the silver mine went bust and with it went the town's population and its future. Today twelve original buildings that include the Blue Mirror Saloon, the Mercantile Building and Whispering Swede Cabin still stand as silent monuments to a bygone era. Guided tours are available during the summer only.