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Independence Ghost Town, Aspen

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  • My family and I stopped to explore this beauty of nature. All sorts of lessons to be learned here. History of the gold miners; persistence of the pioneers; the beauty and terror of nature; the Wonder ...  more »
  • When leaving Aspen for Colorado Springs, we stopped at this location which was beautiful with the contrast of the original log cabins and fresh snow, quite an introductionto the difficult contrasts th...  more »
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  • Situated near Independence Pass and visible from the road, this well-preserved ghost town was in really good shape, thanks, I am sure, to the Aspen Historical Society. It is a lot of walking at 12,000+ feet, but you can learn about the history of the mining boom. It's also interesting to see how some people built homes and other structures that have lasted 130 years while others are rotted and gone. How much care was put in the building of some. It probably deserves 5 stars but it is fairly strenuous if you are a flatlander or person with asthma. I'm glad we were able to to see it, though.
  • This really is a ghost town and the preservation of it is amazing! You can still see where the iron workers lived along with magnificent scenery!

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