Ashcroft Hotel (Ghost Town)

Marty CohenColorado, Landscape4 Comments

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Ashcroft Hotel

Ashcroft Hotel – Ashcroft Ghost Town – Ashcroft, Colorado

Ashcroft, a Ghost Town, is 10 miles south of Aspen, Colorado and was originally known as Castle Forks City in 1880. It was a silver mining town and was renamed Ashcroft in 1882. By 1885, the town was the home to about 3,500 residents, six hotels and 20 saloons. The town was booming very quickly and , per Wikipedia, went bust also very quickly because the silver deposits turned out to be very shallow. In 1884, another rich silver deposit was located, but it was near Aspen and this proved to be  the end for Ashcroft as residents began moving to Aspen.

The image below is a close up view of the wooden side boards in this building.

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An exterior wall on the hotel in Ashcroft, built circa 1883.

An exterior wall on the hotel in Ashcroft, built circa 1883.

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These photographs were taken with a Canon EOS 6D, EF24-105mm f/4L IS lens, captured on a Lexar 400x SDXC UHS-1 memory card

4 Comments on “Ashcroft Hotel (Ghost Town)”

  1. The colors, the light and the shading in these photos are hauntingly beautiful. the whole effect is painterly.

  2. Isolated and ominously beautiful . . . the hotel looks like one of those you check into but never check out of! Great texture and perspective on the wooden boards.

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