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Independence Ghost Town, near Aspen, Colorado
The Aspen area offers a couple of good ghost towns to explore, and one of them is right by the side of the road, even before you get to Aspen. Just after you’ve crossed over Independence Pass on Highway 82, you’ll drive by Independence Ghost Town. You can see the town’s old buildings from the highway. There’s a parking area here, and you can easily walk down the hill for a closer look. Once you’ve made your way down the hill from the highway and the parking area, trails take you past some of the ghost town’s best buildings. This …