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History Hikes

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June 23 - Koch Park to Holden/Marolt on the Midland Trail (Green) – Learn about ancillary mining enterprises, water, transportation into Aspen, and more on a walk along the CO Midland railroad corridor at the western base of Aspen and Shadow mountains to the Holden/Marolt Mining & Ranching Museum.

July 7 - Independence Ghost Town (Blue)Experience what remains of the first mining settlement in the Roaring Fork Valley and the 1880s gold rush of Independence on a walk through the ghost town, located at the base of the Continental Divide on Independence Pass.

July 21 - Aspen Mountain (Black) – Explore the once-rich silver deposits and the tailings that remain on Aspen’s eponymous hill, a maze of tunnels, mines and mining remnants, on this hike that will ascend the 3,200 feet.

August 4 - Ashcroft Ghost Town (Blue) – Hear about the unique history of this once-thriving mining camp on a stroll through the ghost town’s many conserved buildings, situated among spectacular high alpine meadows.

August 18 - Green Mountain (Black) – Adventure over the streams and through the woods to Independence’s lesser-known and secluded sister ghost town, home to several old miners’ cabins and the leftovers of a once-bustling mining operation.

Various Locations
Location Address: 
Aspen, CO 81611
Admission Price: 
$10/Free for Lixiviator Members
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