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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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