Green World Day Hike

This hike has it all: 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 (May – September, dependent on Cookhouse opening and closing dates)
  • 3.5 miles round trip (3-5 hours including lunch) 
  • Meet at the Ashcroft Ghost town at 10:30am
  • Trailhead elevation 9,500 ft, Pine Creek Cookhouse 9,800 ft
  • Easy/moderate hiking at leisurely pace
  • $90 includes hike, lunch, tax, and tip (If ordering a la carte pay separately at the restaurant and the tour is $50)
  • Reservations required: Please call Jim Kravitz at 925-5756 x103 or click here. 
  • Two-person minimu (call anyway in case another group is scheduled).
  • 48-hours notice recommended for tour reservations. If you call after 5pm your call will be returned by 9am the next business day.
  • Tours led by a certified interpretive Naturalist and take place on gentle terrain at a leisurely pace.

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