Green World Day Hike

Green World Day Hike through the Ashcroft Ghost Town.

ACES is currently scheduled to begin tours on June 10, 2021. Stay tuned for any updates based on federal, state, and local public health orders.

Join a Naturalist guide to explore the historic silver mining ghost town of Ashcroft and wander up along Castle Creek encountering spectacular wildflower meadows and mountain vistas. This must-do Aspen activity includes a gourmet lunch at the Pine Creek Cookhouse.

  • Offered daily by reservation (June – September, dependent on Pine Creek Cookhouse opening and closing dates)
  • 3.5 miles round trip (3-5 hours including lunch) 
  • Meet at the Ashcroft Ghost town at 10:00 or 10:30am, Tour concludes at 2:00 or 2:30pm.
  • Trailhead elevation 9,500 ft, Pine Creek Cookhouse 9,800 ft
  • Easy/moderate hiking at leisurely pace
  • $100 includes hike and prix fixe lunch (If ordering a la carte pay separately at the restaurant and the tour is $60)
  • Two-person minimum (always call in case another group is scheduled)
  • Reservations required: please fill out our simple form. If you have questions, call 970.925.5756
  • A nonrefundable 20% reservation fee is due upon booking

Tours made possible through a partnership between ACES, Ashcroft Ski Touring/Pine Creek Cookhouse, and the White River National Forest (USFS).



Next Date:

Repeats every day until Thu Sep 30 2021.


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  • Adults
  • Families