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Aspen History: Road Trip to Redstone

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“Trip to Redstone,” read a headline in The Aspen Times on June 7, 1926. “If Aspen motorists would enjoy a most pleasant and scenic drive they should roll down the valley to the busy little metropolis of Carbondale and then up the beautiful valley of Crystal River to Redstone, where they will be royally entertained by the management of the Redstone Inn, where the ‘welcome’ sign prevails at all times. An afternoon spent in the home-like atmosphere of the Redstone Inn to be concluded with a dinner ‘fit for the gods’ will long be remembered as one of unalloyed pleasure and happiness. Try it once and you’ll go again.” The image above shows a car traveling along the Crystal River towards Redstone, circa 1930.

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