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Independence Ghost Town

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

June 16 –  September 3: open daily, 10AM – 6PM with a docent onsite

Self-guided and honor system admission during “closed” hours

Suggested donation $5 adult / children 18 and under free

The first mining site in the Roaring Fork Valley, legend has it that prospectors discovered the Independence Gold Lode here on July 4, 1879. Today, Independence is an archaeological preserve, featuring interpretive stations that tell of the characters, enterprises, and structures that make it an integral part of area history. Located just below the continental Divide 16 miles east of Aspen on Highway 82, the ghost town is a “don’t-miss stop” on Independence Pass along the Top of the Rockies’ Scenic Byway.

Details

Date:
August 15
Time:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Website:
aspenhistory.org

Organizer

Aspen Historical Society

Venue

Independence Ghost Town
16 miles east of Aspen on Hwy 82 + Google Map
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Details

Date:
August 15
Time:
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Website:
aspenhistory.org

Organizer

Aspen Historical Society

Venue

Independence Ghost Town
16 miles east of Aspen on Hwy 82 + Google Map