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Ashcroft Historic Townsite Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Ashcroft is a ghost town about 13 miles from Aspen on Castle Creek Road. A National Historic site, built in the 1880's, Ashcroft was the site of an mining camp with a population of over 2,000 people.
Braille Trail Aspen Ranger District,
Aspen Area
Discovery/Braille Trails are located 12.6 miles east of Aspen off of Hwy. 82. These trails are specifically prepared for the physically challenged and visually impaired.
Crystal Mill Site Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Crystal Mill is considered by some to be one of the most photographed sites in Colorado. The mill is one of the remains of the mining economy that fueled settlement of the Rocky Mountain region of Colorado.
Hubbard Cave Four-Wheel Drive Road Sopris Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Hubbard Cave Road takes you to within 1/4 mile of Hubbard Cave. Hike the trail to the cave which has approximately 3,000 feet of passage with a vertical relief of only 50 feet.
Independence Historic Townsite Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Independence is generally considered to have been the first mining camp in the Aspen area. This current ghost town supported a population of 1,000 people in 1882.
Independence Pass Overlook Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
Independence Pass is located it the Rocky Mountains and connects the towns of Aspen Colorado and Twin Lakes. The Independence Pass Overlook Trail is located just off Highway 82 at the summit.
Petroleum & Anderson Lakes Trail Aspen Ranger District,
White River National Forest
The Trail follows an old jeep road that is now closed to mechanized vehicles. The trail follows Anderson Creek passing through fir forests then tundra.
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