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The Crystal Mill
This Old Mill is an 1892 wooden powerhouse located on an outcrop above the Crystal River in Crystal, Colorado. Although called a mill, it is actually a compressor station, which used a water turbine to drive an air compressor. The compressed air was then used to power other machinery or tools. It is said to be the most photographed site in the state, however, due to it’s location and the narrow rocky roads (if you want to call them that) that you have to traverse to access this site it logistically can’t be, especially since the Maroon Bells is in nearby Aspen and much easier to access.
It still makes for a nice photo tho. :)