Independence Ghost Town

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  • Address: 35241-, 36221 CO-82, Aspen, CO 81611, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Ticket Price: 5 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Town

During the mining boom of Colorado in the 1800s, the tiny town of Independence was bustling with activity. The town was named so as its prized mines were discovered on the fourth of July in 1879. The mines soon ran out of quarry and most of the population was rendered unemployed. The harsh weather conditions in the Independence Pass also became a reason why the townsfolk deserted Independence. If you pay a visit to this town today, you will see remnants of a stable, what could be called a general store and a cabin. It is looked after by the Aspen Historical Society which offers guided tours to understand the history and the cause of ruins of Independence Town.

Independence Ghost Town Travel Tips

  • Guided tours are available from June to September.
  • The town is easily accessible when the Independence Pass is open for transit. Check with the local information centers for any closures.

How to Reach Independence Ghost Town

  • You can hire a car to get here.

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  • Independence Ghost Town Address: 35241-, 36221 CO-82, Aspen, CO 81611, United States
  • Independence Ghost Town Timing: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Independence Ghost Town Price: 5 USD
  • Time required to visit Independence Ghost Town: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 0.17% of people who visit Aspen include Independence Ghost Town in their plan

  • 95% of people start their Independence Ghost Town visit around 12 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Independence Ghost Town


95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Independence Ghost Town

People normally club together Anderson Lake and Braille Trail while planning their visit to Independence Ghost Town.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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