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Independence Ghost Town, Aspen

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Ghost Town · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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  • This is a great place. I drove by it two years ago and this year, I finally stopped. I spent over an hour (in very deep snow) hiking around all the old buildings. It's worth the stop, so stop there!  more »
  • If you love American history, ghost towns, the Wild West like I do then you need to come and taste that piece of history We stopped there at 7 am we were alone and could enjoy the place for ourself.....  more »
  • 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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