NAME: Ruby
COUNTY: Pitkin
CLIMATE: Cool summer, cold snowy winter
BEST TIME TO VISIT: July and August
COMMENTS: From Aspen travel east on SH 82 to Lincoln Gulch Road turnoff, then follow Lincoln Gulch Road past Grizzly Reservoir to the end of the road. Ruby is a historic mining town. Well worth the visit. Mineralization of the area is obvious.
REMAINS: Cabins, mill, boarding house

Found in the late 1880's Ruby was later abandoned around the turn of the century due to transportation difficulties. Ruby was a silver mini8ng town with some lead and gold mined around there as well. Bibliography:Guide to Colorado Ghost Towns and Mining Camps, Perry Eberhart, 1959Stampede to Timberline, Muriel Sibell Wolle, 1949 Submitted by: Harold W. Johnson

Ruby holds the Colorado State record for annual precipitation in 1897, 92.84 inches!