It's Free to Visit One of the Best Preserved Ghost Towns Anywhere

Just a short drive from the town of Aspen, Colorado, the Independence Ghost Town is a great way to spend an hour exploring the history of the area! Abandoned around the early 1900s, the ghost town used to be prosperous gold mining town with a population of around 1,500 people. Currently managed by the Aspen Historical Society, they have several other great historical sites in the area to explore when you are in Aspen, Colorado. Please follow our Newsbreak account Roadtrippin' with Takacs for more hiking, camping, and travel content.  If you have any questions, you can always reach us on Instagram: Jason’s Instagram: Alison’s Instagram:

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We are a family of hikers based in Dallas that love to travel frequently in our RV. We are on the road as often as possible and enjoy discovering alpine lakes, slot canyons, natural arches, and other interesting landforms all over the U.S. and sharing our adventures with everyone. When we explore our state of Texas, we always try discovering new local places the whole family will enjoy. If you like hiking, camping, and photography related content, please follow us!

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