The Ghost Town of Ashcroft
About 11 miles up Castle Creek Road you will come to the ghost town of Ashcroft. This well preserved town at one time was more bustling than Aspen. Focused around the silver boom, once the resources ran dry, people discovered Aspen. People moved down to Aspen leaving the town of Ashcroft with the only inhabits being ghosts. Walk around the neighborhood yourself or in the summer Aspen Historical Society offers tours. See a town frozen in time.
By Holly Upper, AFAR Local Expert
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