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Marolt Interpretive Trail

Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Change: 50 Feet (15.2 Meters)
Length: 1.1 Miles (1.8 Kilometers)

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General Description

In 1891, the Holden Lixiviation Mill sprawled over 22 acres at the edge of Aspen, boasting state-of-the-art technology and industrial design. Just 14 months after the new plant opened, Congress demonetized silver and the mill went bankrupt. Mike Marolt purchased the property for a dollar in the 1940 as a family ranch.The property — tucked in between Castle Creek and the roundabout over the pedestrian footbridge from Hopkins Avenue — eventually became a ranch owned by the Marolt family, before it was purchased by the city of Aspen in 1988. The city gave the historical society a 75-year lease to run a museum on 2 acres of the 45-acre site that also includes the Marolt Open Space. This unique site tells the stories of both Aspen’s mining and ranching heritage.

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More Information

Visitor Information:

Snowmass Village Resort Association, 38 Village Square, P.O. Box 5566 , Snowmass Village, CO, 81615, Phone: 800-SNOWMASS, info@snowmassvillage.com


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