Historic Site Map

The Four Rivers Historical Alliance is comprised of museums and historical societies from Aspen to Marble to Eagle to Parachute, Colorado.

Click the numbers on the map below for more info on the area's historic sites.


Battlement Mesa Schoolhouse and Glover Cabin

7235 County Road 300 (Old Stone Quarry Rd.)
Daily, year round
The schoolhouse (first room) was built in 1897 with locally quarried stone. Glover Cabin is an original homestead building that was moved to the site and is now a museum showing pioneer living in the late 1880s to 1900.
(970) 285-9696 for schedule

Battlement Reservoirs

See website for directions and trail info.
Mid-June to October
Seven reservoirs at 10,000 feet south of Battlement Mesa, constructed in 1892. The reservoirs were renovated by the National Forest Service and are stocked with native cutthroat trout.
Rifle Ranger District, White River National Forest (970) 625-2371

McKay-Wassam Historic Park and House

259 Cardinal Way, Parachute
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The McKay-Wassam Rock House from 1903. The house received historical designation in 2010 and now houses the Parks and Recreation District.
Mary Anderson at (970) 285-0388

Rifle Information Center/Rest Area Including the Historic Colorado River Bridge

Off I-70 at exit 90
This center offers hundreds of brochures relating to Colorado tourism opportunities, with a knowledgeable staff that can answer questions and get you started on your tour of the Rifle area.
(970) 625-2085

Rifle Creek Museum

337 East Avenue, Rifle, CO
Monday- Friday
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
$5 Adults, $4 Seniors, $3 Children (6-12), Children under 6 Free
Follow the story of Rifle's past and changes in lifestyles, businesses, and industry.
(970) 625-4862

Rifle Downtown Historic District

Downtown Rifle
Self- Guided Walking Tour available at the Rifle Information Center. A wonderful walk through time; with many downtown buildings being well over 100 years old.
(970) 625-2085

Rifle Gap State Park

5775 Hwy 325
Former Rifle Hydroelectric Plant; Rifle Falls is now a Colorado State Park. Enjoy an easy hike to the top to view the falls from above. Camping, fishing and picnic grounds are situated on Rifle Creek.
(970) 625- 1607

Rifle Mountain Park/ Community House (CCC Camp)

13885 County Road 217. (End of State Hwy 325- North of Rifle Falls Fish Hatchery)
World class rock climbing extending for 2.5 miles in a spectacular boxed canyon. Hiking and ice caves. Visit the Rifle Community House that was built in the 1930's by the Civilian Conservation Corps.
(970) 665-6570

Coulter Lake Guest Ranch

80 County Road 273
Open Year Round
Guest ranch featuring historic cabins, horseback riding, hunting and fishing. See our website for more information, photo gallery, rates, and history of the ranch.
(970) 625-1473

Silt Historical Park

707 Orchard Avenue
Open Tuesday- Saturday from May- October
12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m.
Free, donations appreciated
Eight buildings used during the early 1900's in the Silt area. Furnished with artifacts and displays of the period. Tour guide available.
(970) 876- 5801

Cayton Ranger Station

Approximately 20 miles south of Silt. See website for directions
Mid- June to October
Early period Forest Service ranger station.
Rifle Ranger District, White River National Forest (970) 625-2371

Highland Cemetery and Vulcan Mining Memorial

Take Castle Valley Blvd. to Club House Dr. to Cemetery Rd. (Lakota Ranch, north of City Market)
Available all day, every day
The cemetery was established in 1888 and cemetery map is available at Town Hall, the Chamber of Commerce and the Historical Museum. The 1964 Vulcan Mine Memorial is also on display.

Miner's Memorial

Burning Mountain Park, Main Street, New Castle
Available all day, every day
A statue of a coal miner completed by artist Grant Ballin, listing miners killed in the Vulcan Mine explosion. The statue was commissioned by the Town of New Castle in 2004.

Old Town Hall and Jail Historical Museum

4th Street, New Castle
Tuesdays & Thursdays during Summer or by appointment
Free, donations accepted
Housed in the former Town Hall/Fire Department, the museum includes historical artifacts from the mining and ranching communities that founded New Castle.

Hanging Lake

From Glenwood Springs take I-70 East approximately 7 miles to exit #125 in Glenwood Canyon
Daily, Year Round
Daylight Hours
This short, steep trail travels from the bottom of Glenwood Canyon up to Hanging Lake and Sprouting rock waterfall. A tourist attraction since the late 1800's, it is now maintained by the U.S. Forest Service.
White River National Forest (970) 945-2521

Frontier Historical Society & Museum

1001 Colorado Avenue, Glenwood Springs
May- September: Monday- Saturday, October- April: Monday & Thursday- Saturday
May- September: 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., October- April: 1:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
$4 Adults (aged 13+), $3 Seniors (ages 60+), $2 Children (aged 3-12)
Historic house museum with exhibits on the history of Glenwood Springs and Garfield County, including Doc Holiday, Kid Curry, Theodore Roosevelt, Buffalo Bill Cody, mining and minerals, ranching, Ute Indians and much more.
(970) 945-4448

Linwood (Pioneer) Cemetery

Trailhead begins at 12th and Bennett in Glenwood Springs
Daily, Year Round
Daylight Hours
Free, donations encouraged
Moderate 1/3 Mile hike to Glenwood's oldest cemetery where the community's pioneers are buried, including Doc Holiday and Kid Curry. A walking tour guide available at the Frontier Museum or at the donation tube in the cemetery.
(970) 945-4448

Cardiff Coke Ovens

2 miles south of Glenwood Springs. Take Midland Avenue south at 27th Street to Airport Road
Daily, year round
Daylight Hours
Historic coke oven remnants from 1800's coal mining industry, which are on the National Registrar of Historic Places.
(970) 945-4448

Main Street Carbondale

Intersection of Main Street Carbondale and Hwy. 133 across from City Market.
Access anytime
Historic Buildings include The Dinkel Building, The IOOF Hall also known as the Rebekah Lodge, The Village Smithy and The Crystal Theater to name but a few. For a walking tour of historic main street link to the Mt. Sopris Historical Society.

Hillcrest Cemetery

Take Road 101 off of Meadow Wood Drive, Carbondale. Hillcrest Cemetery is at the top of White Hill and situated about one half mile directly in the back of Saint Mary's Church.
Open Access
Traditional western cemetery includes tombstones from some of the area's original pioneer families.
Town of Carbondale Parks and Public Space (970) 963-2733

The Thompson House Museum

River Valley Ranch Drive off of Hwy. 133. Take second right at North Bridge Drive. Parking is available on the museum grounds.
Saturdays from 2-5pm in the summers and early fall. Please call in advance.
1887 brick ranch house with original artifacts and decor. Newly listed on the National Register of Historical Places.
(970) 963-7041

The Mt. Sopris Historical Society Log Cabin & Jailhouse

Corner of Weant Blvd. and Hwy. 133
Mon- Fri mornings or by appointment
Historical museum located in an 1887 log cabin. The town jail house is situated directly behind the log cabin.
(970) 963-7041

Redstone Coke Ovens

Located along Highway 133 at the south entrance to Redstone
Accessible year round
Bee-hive shaped Ovens used to convert coal to coke for CF&I Company, 1900-1909. Recently restored to show original design, and with interpretive signage to explain the coking process and importance to Redstone.

Redstone Inn

82 Redstone Bldv.
Open year round
Full- service hotel and inn originally built in 1902 to house bachelor workers.
(970) 963-2526

Redstone History Museum

Redstone Boulevard adjacent to the Redstone Park
Open Summer and Fall
Original lantern house located at the Coal Basin mines west of Redstone. Houses artifacts depicting the history of Redstone and area mining and coking activities.

Redstone National Historic District

The village of Redstone, located on the West Elk Scenic Byway just off Highway 133
Accessible year round
Historic model industrial village established in 1899-1903 to accommodate Colorado Fuel and Iron's workers for the Redstone coke industry. Walking tour guides available at the Redstone Inn and the Redstone Historical Museum.

Redstone Castle (Cleveholm Manor)

One mile south of Redstone. Private gated drive, access only for tour attendees.
Winter: Saturday and Sunday. Summer: (June 1- Sept 30)- Every Day
1:30 p.m.
$15 Adult (aged 19+), $10 Seniors and Children (aged 5-18), Under 5 Free
John C. Osgood's 42- room country estate featuring original fixtures and furniture. This is a historical treasure!

Marble Museum

412 W. Main Street
June thru August
Thursday - Sunday, 11:00 to 4:00 p.m.
$5 Adults, juniors and seniors $3, children and members Free
Built as a school house in 1912, the museum features exhibits on Marble history and the Colorado Yule Marble Company which provide stone for the Lincoln Memorial and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
(970) 963-9815

Marble Mill Site Park

Turn Right at the fire station and proceed one half block to parking lot. Follow walking tour guide provided at entrance.
Always open- snow covered in winter.
Formerly the world's largest marble finishing mill at over 1700'. The marble block for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier was the largest block of marble quarried in the world at that time, circa 1931. The buildings and equipment were largely disassembled for the WWII effort. This site was listed on the National Historic Register in 1979.

Marble City State Bank Buildings

Follow CR3 (Park St.) to corner of 1st and Main. Bank building is on the Northwest corner.
Currently the home of The Marble Hub, the building is open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 7 days a week from Memorial Day through September
Main bank building during Marble's boom years (1912-1917) and is the only historical commercial building remaining in Marble. It was listed on the National Historic Register in 1999 and the restoration was completed in 2002.

Crystal Mill (Dead Horse Mill)

7 miles east of Marble. Follow CR3 through Marble, past Beaver Lake and up Daniel's Hill. Take right at fork and proceed past Lizard Lake toward Crystal City.
Road is a 4x4 road and is inaccessible past Beaver Lake in the winter. 4x4 tours are available from Marble in the summer.
One of the most photographed sites in the country, the Crystal Mill (Dead Horse Mill) was built in 1893 just west of the mining town Crystal City.

Luchsinger Halfway House

120 Riverside Drive
Historic halfway house for travelers. This somewhat derelict building is located on private property owned by descendants of the Luchsinger family and can be viewed from Riverside Drive. (Please respect and stay off private property.)

Midland Avenue and Homestead Drive

Downtown Basalt
Daily, year round, self- directed walking tour
Historic structures built primarily in the late 1800s reflect Basalt's history as a railroad and agricultural community, as well as its early ties to the Roaring Fork Valley's mining industry.
Pick up a complimentary copy of the Basalt Directory the Basalt Chamber of Commerce located in the red caboose in Lions Park, 101 Midland Avenue.

Arbaney Barn & Charcoal Kilns

Arbaney Park, 600 Elk Run Drive, Basalt
Daily, year round
Restored in 2011, this two- story horse barn was formerly part of Arbaney Ranch and will to be a living history museum. The charcoal kilns, stabilized in 2010 were built in 1884 to provide charcoal for Aspen and Leadville smelters. The barn and kilns can be viewed from the exterior only at this time.
mail@basaltheritage.org for programming or rental information

Chapman Dam and Campground

At Basalt, take Frying Pan Road. Go 29 miles to Chapman Campground.
June- October
Free to visit, camping fees apply
Civilian Conservation Corps era dam, fishing, camping
Aspen- Sopris Ranger District (970) 963-2266

Wheeler- Stallard Museum

620 W. Bleeker Street, Aspen
Year round
Tuesday- Saturday, except holidays
$6 / person, $5 students/seniors, 12 and under Free
Historic house museum & temporary exhibit gallery.
(970) 925-3721

Holden Marolt Ranching and Mining Museum

Marolt Open Space in Aspen, trail accessed museum
Mid- June through October
Tuesday- Saturday
$6 person, $5 students/seniors, 12 and under Free
Ranching and mining museum featuring displays and inter-actives on mining, mining processing, lumber mill and ranching, housed on the grounds of the former Holden Lixiviation Plant and Marolt Ranch.
(970) 925-3721

Ashcroft Ghost Town

11 miles south of Aspen on Castle Creek Road
Tours available mid- June through Labor Day and weekends through September
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily
$3 person, 12 and under Free
Mining- era ghost town.
(970) 925-3721

Independence Ghost Town

16 miles east of Aspen on Highway 82
Tours available mid- June - October
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily
Suggested donation of $3 person
Mining- era ghost town.
(970) 925-3721

Healy House Museum and Dexter Cabin

912 Harrison Avenue, Leadville, CO
Open Late May- October; 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
History Colorado Members Free, Adults $6, Seniors $5.50, Chilren (6-12) $4.50, Children under 6 Free
The Healy House is a restored 1878 Greek Revival clapboard home with period displays. The Dexter Cabin, built as a hunting lodge in 1879 has a humble log cabin exterior and a surprising lavish interior. Formal gardens.
(719) 486-0487

National Mining Museum & Hall of Fame

120 West Ninth Street, Leadville
Open year round; Summer hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Adults $7, Seniors $6, Children (6-12) $3, Children under 6 Free
A monument and museum dedicated to Colorado's colorful mining history.
(719) 486- 3927

Red Cliff Museum

Red Cliff Town Hall, 400 Pine Street
By appointment only, call (970) 827-5303
By arrangement
Artifacts from Eagle County's first town and mining camp.
(970) 827-5303

Tigiwon Community House and Notch Mountain Shelter

From Minturn go 2.5 miles south on US 24, then 6 miles on Tigiwon Road.
Mid- June to October 30
Free to visit, Day use rental available at www.recreation.gov
Historic lodge available for reunions, weddings and parties. Situated near trailheads into Holy Cross Wilderness and historic Notch Mountain Shelter.
Holy Cross Ranger District, White River National Forest (970) 827-5715

Colorado Ski & Snowboard Museum

Vail Parking Structure, 231 S Frontage Rd East
Open Daily
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
$2 per person donation encouraged
Colorado skiing and snowboarding history including Camp Hale's World War II 10th Mountain Division skiing soldiers, historic resorts, and Hall of Fame.
(970) 476-1876

Eagle County Historical Museum

Located in Eagle, Colorado just south of I-70 at exit 147
Mid-May through Mid-September
10:00am - 4:00pm daily
$1 adults, children are free
Eagle County history from Ute territory to the present day resort community. Museum complex includes railroad caboose, general store, blacksmith shop.
(970) 328-6464

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