In a whim, we decided to visit a ghost town up in the mountains near Aspen. Apparently for a time, Ashcroft was a bustling mining town, but it gradually faded into oblivion and now remains only as a half-dozen crumbling buildings. Still, it’s very picturesque with the nearby hills and mountains (peppered with aspen trees, of course).
It was interesting to wander the fields and poke around the old structures. A quick peek on the internet taught me that Colorado has over fifty ghost towns still standing!