Visitors should brace themselves for a winding, high-elevation journey to the charcoal kilns (the last 2 miles are unpaved road, though it should be passable for most vehicles), but the site of the kilns — ten enormous beehive-like structures — are a sight strange and impressive enough to fascinate kids of all ages. Built in 1876 to smelt ore from nearby mines, the kilns still smell of smoke if you choose to step inside. It can get chilly at this elevation (you might even see snow depending on the time of year), so dress accordingly. For kids with energy to burn, it’s also possible to hike to Wildrose Peak from the kilns. Free.