Connects: Emma Trail, Rio Grande Trail, Emma Schoolhouse
Basalt, CO – Historic
The Emma Store Buildings are the remains of what was once a store and post office for the old Emma Townsite now accessed along the Emma Trail. There is also a residence next to the buildings, an old Victorian historic house, Mather house. The Emma Townsite was a stop on the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad near Basalt, CO.
News about the historic buildings can be found at:
The Aspen Times (March 13, 2014) – Aspen Times Weekly: The Story of Emma
The Aspen Times (July 1, 2010) – Bricklayers piece together historic Emma Store
More information about Emma can be found at:
Pitkin County Open Space and Trails – Emma Open Space Management Plan (April 2017 Draft)