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Stratton's Independence Mine

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Named after Winfield Stratton who struck the motherlode of a gold vein in 1891, this was the most important mine in the area until it closed in 1928. Today, the headframe, orehouse, and powerhouse still remain standing. The rugged Colorado scenery provides an excellent backdrop for hikers and wanderers. Getting there is pretty simple - take Route 67 to Rangeview Rd. and go northeast. You'll see the mine a short distance ahead on your left-hand side.