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“Bicycle from Aspen”

Ashcroft Ghost Town
Ranked #17 of 101 things to do in Aspen
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Manitou Springs, Colorado
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Bicycle from Aspen”
Reviewed 18 July 2014

13 miles uphill (one way) with 1600 vertical ft gain. Great scenery, great workout and the restaurant at the top is a treat. (although a little pricey).

Visited July 2014
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Concord, North Carolina
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Ehhhhh..... ”
Reviewed 26 June 2014 via mobile

While the service here was awesome, this self-guided tour was average. All our kids saw was a bunch of mostly empty wooden buildings while we (the adults) saw a very cool representation of history. This is a neat attraction that will take about 30 minutes and is worth visiting if you need a time-burner.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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316 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“Amazing History = Take the time”
Reviewed 16 June 2014

The story behind the silver boom is incredible. It's a beautiful 10 mi. drive to a ghost town maintained by the Aspen Historical Society which provides a short hike around several buildings with trail-side narratives. I understand later in the year one of the buildings is actually manned. Take a picnic and enjoy by the river!

Visited June 2014
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Sydney
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59 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Interesting Site But Be Aware”
Reviewed 26 January 2014

If you are expecting a Brady Bunch style old mining town ( remember that episode?), you will be disappointed. Very little remains of the once thriving town purported to be populated by over 2000 when silver was in abundance here. Today there are just a handful of old timber shacks that have since been restored. Most of these contain little internal interest since they are empty frames. Still it is a rather unique setting and worth the stop. Be aware that in winter you are supposed to buy a permit from the nearby hut because the site is situated on a cross country ski field. You are also supposed to wear snow shoes to access the site. Apparently there is a fine if you fail to comply. You may get some leniency from the ranger if you arrive later in the day and explain that you only wish to view the buildings.

Visited January 2014
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Manhattan Beach, CA
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57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Very interesting”
Reviewed 11 January 2014 via mobile

Beside breaking my camera it was super fun and interesting. About 20 years ago we found a hatchet from the 1890's and donated it. They are plenty other things to find around there. There is great cross country skiing out there too. Both winter and summer have fun activities.

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