Independence Ghost Town Tour

A guided walking tour exploring the Independence Ghost Town where, legend has it, prospectors struck gold on July 4, 1879 making the area the first mining site in the Roaring Fork Valley. Today, Independence is an archaeological preserve located just below the continental Divide and a “don’t-miss stop” on Independence Pass along the Top of the Rockies’ Scenic Byway.

Meets at the Independence Ghost Town upper parking lot (16 miles east of Aspen on Highway 82)

This hiking tour takes place on rugged terrain and uneven trails at high altitude. 

Independence Ghost Town Tour


10:30 am

Upcoming Dates:

June 22, 2024 from 10:30am–12pm

June 29, 2024 from 10:30am–12pm

July 6, 2024 from 10:30am–12pm


Independence Ghost Town

16 miles east of Aspen on Highway 82


$25 adult
$20 senior
Free children under 18, must be accompanied by an adult