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Featured activities in Aspen

Activities in Aspen, CO

Aspen, one of Colorado's most wonderful year-round resort areas, is situated at the upper end of the Roaring Fork Valley and the Roaring Fork River. With a pleasant climate, beautiful scenery, challenging outdoor recreation, and abundant cultural activities, Aspen is a place for everyone. Aspen is world renowned for its downhill skiing and advanced mountain terrain. Its unique location offers plenty of outdoor activities and non-stop events during both summer and winter!


The Aspen area offers four resort mountains, each with its own unique features and required skill sets. With a majority of the mountains focusing on intermediate to advanced skiing, Aspen is the true pinnacle of skiing.


Challenging terrain and awesome outlooks define the Aspen wilderness areas. Aspen has plenty of mountain biking and road biking trails that range from beginner to advanced, including trails to the popular Maroon Bells.


Most of Aspen is wilderness, with hundreds of hiking trails. From lakes to rivers to mountain peaks, trails can take hours or days to complete. Aspen is truly a hiker's paradise!

Popular Trails/Trailheads
  • Maroon Lake Scenic Trail
  • Conundrum Hot Springs
  • Grottos


From exclusive private clubs to public municipal courses, Aspen has a variety of challenging courses. Some were designed by Arnold Palmer and other golf luminaries.

Top Courses
  • Aspen Golf Club
  • Maroon Creek Club
  • Snowmass Club

Horseback Riding

Aspen outfitters offer regular tours and horseback riding trips. Because of the steep and difficult terrain of the Aspen mountains, horseback may be your preferred method to explore the popular vistas and peaks overlooking the valley.

Other Activities

Browse from a selection of more unique and personalized activites in the area.

Upcoming events

  • Aspen's Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration

    July 4, 2014

    Honor the nation's birthday with a parade, kids' carnival, live music, picnics, and an incredible fireworks show.

  • Jas Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience

    August 29-31, 2014

    Kick off Labor Day Weekend with world-class concerts, eclectic food, beverage vendors and more! Past acts include the Black Eyed Peas, Kieth Urban, and Mumford & Sons.

  • Colorado 2014 Tough Mudder

    September 6-7, 2014

    Tough Mudder Colorado is a challenge as rough as the mountainous terrain. You'll end with one thing on your mind, "what the hill were you thinking?"

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Snow report

Aspen Highlands (Updated: 2/29/2016)

  • New snow (Cumulative):
  • Past 24 hours: 0 inches
  • Base Depth: 53 - 69 inches
  • Terrain:
  • Trails Open: 121 of 122
  • Lifts Open: 5 of 5
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