Aspen

Vacation in Aspen, Colorado

Ahhh, Aspen, Colorado, where do we start? The name alone conjures images of majestic mountains, outdoor adventure, healthy living, divine dining, music festivals, and exceptional shopping. To the world, Aspen means “The Good Life.” And yes, this town has everything the good life has to offer. But there is even more—Aspen’s got soul.

It is a world-class destination with outdoor adventures from skiing to biking, with a flair for arts and culture, but still maintains enough small-town charm for year-round residents to call it home. Aspen truly is a unique diamond nestled in the rough of the Rocky Mountains that has a knack for bringing big city features to you in a way that defies the ordinary. Learn more about Aspen via the Aspen Chamber and Resort Association or sign up for a FREE Visitor’s Guide.

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Aspen Attractions

Aspen - Silver Queen Gondola

> Travels 2.5 miles and more than 3,000 vertical feet from the heart of Aspen to the 11,212-foot summit of Aspen Mountain. At the top, bask in the spectacular panoramic views of Aspen and the Elk Mountain Range and take in the many activities that the high altitude has to offer: dine at the Sundeck, take a free mountain orientation tour with an ambassador, or step up your technique with Ski & Snowboard Schools of Aspen/Snowmass. 800-525-6200, aspensnowmass.com

Aspen Art Museum

> The Aspen Art Museum is open year-round and presents the newest, most important evolutions in international contemporary art. Admission to the AAM is FREE courtesy of John and Amy Phelan. 970-925-8050, info@aspenartmuseum.org

The Maroon Bells

> Among the most-photographed peaks in North America, the Maroon Bells are one of Aspen/Snowmass’ grand attractions and can be reached by guided snowmobile tours in the winter.

Snowshoeing in Aspen

> Enjoy a two-hour snowshoe adventure led by a naturalist from the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies on top of Aspen Mountain, Snowmass, and Ashcroft daily. 970-925-5756

ACES Guided Nature Walks

> Learn about the native trees, birds, and animals that thrive in the high-alpine environment on a naturalist-guided tour on Aspen Mountain. 970-925-5756

Aspen Historical Society

> Explore Aspen's colorful past with guided tours of two museums, two ghost towns, archives and more.  970-925-3721

Independence and Ashcroft Ghost Towns

> Aspen/Snowmass' real heritage can be experienced by touring the ghost towns of Independence and Ashcroft, where weathered cabins have stood their ground for more than a century.  A "resident ghost" leads tours and shares stories about the towns' histories.

Wheeler Opera House

> One of Aspen's most prominent landmarks, Wheeler Opera House hosts a number of events every year.  Festivals, concerts, comedy and film, Wheeler Opera House has something for everyone.  970-920-5770

Independence Pass

> Open during the summer, Independence Pass allows visitors to travel from Aspen to Leadville.  Stop at the scenic overlook and take in the beautiful high alpine environment.

Defiance Rafting Company

1308 County Road 129, Glenwood Springs, CO
970-404-3022
At Defiance, we like to keep things easy peasy lemon squeaky.  Not sure what trip to book? No worries, we’ll poin...
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Maroon Bells

Aspen, Colorado
Visiting the Maroon Bells The Maroon Bells are a must-see to complete your Aspen adventure. The series of distinctive be...
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St. Moritz Lodge & Condominiums

334 West Hyman Ave., Aspen, CO
800-817-2069
A European-style lodge, located near the center of town and two blocks to the skier shuttle. Offering rooms with kitchen...
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St. Moritz Lodge & Condominiums

334 West Hyman Ave., Aspen, CO
800-817-2069
A European-style lodge, located near the center of town and two blocks to the skier shuttle. Offering rooms with kitchen...
More

Defiance Rafting Company

1308 County Road 129, Glenwood Springs, CO
970-404-3022
At Defiance, we like to keep things easy peasy lemon squeaky.  Not sure what trip to book? No worries, we’ll poin...
More

Maroon Bells

Aspen, Colorado
Visiting the Maroon Bells The Maroon Bells are a must-see to complete your Aspen adventure. The series of distinctive be...
More

St. Moritz Lodge & Condominiums

334 West Hyman Ave., Aspen, CO
800-817-2069
A European-style lodge, located near the center of town and two blocks to the skier shuttle. Offering rooms with kitchen...
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