Summer Activities

Burlingame Chairlift Adventures

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Summertime tourists in Snowmass seldom miss the opportunity for an unforgettable gondola ride. But the sweeping views on the way up the Burlingame chairlift are only half the fun. Have a look at our suggestions for things to do once … Continued

The Aspen Club & Spa

Aspen Club & Spa

The Aspen Club & Spa’s majestic setting attracts those in need of fitness, spa services, sports medicine and more.  With 77,000 square feet of open space, the Aspen Club & Spa is Aspen’s premier fitness center and spa.    It is … Continued

Hot Air Balloon Rides

Hot Air Ballooning Snowmass Colorado

Imagine waking before dawn on a cool summer morning and floating up in a hot air balloon just after sunrise, with the stunning expanses of Aspen and Snowmass, Colorado stretching out for miles beneath you. There’s nothing quite like welcoming … Continued

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking Snowmass Colorado

Every cycling enthusiast knows that there’s no better way to explore rugged the Colorado terrain than with a mountain bike. With over 50 different mountain biking trails — from the beginner-level Espresso to the experts-only Valhalla experts ­— Snowmass has … Continued

Maroon Bells

Maroon Bells Snowmass Aspen Colorado

If you’re up for 14,000-foot peaks, fields of wildflowers, and a whole host of creatures in their natural habitat, look no further than Maroon Bells. Located just minutes from Aspen, Maroon Bells is actually composed of two peaks – Maroon … Continued

Jeeping/4WD Tours

Snowmass Colorado Jeep Tours and Adventures

If you’re looking for an exciting new way to enjoy the beauty of Snowmass, guided 4WD and Jeep tours put a whole new twist on off-road adventures. These guided 4WD and Jeep tours take you where others only dream of, … Continued

Ashcroft Ghost Town

10 miles south of Aspen on the Castle Creek Road, guided tours available all summer. Self-guided tours anytime. Call 925-5756 to confirm tour times. $3 adults, children under 10 free.

Aspen Center For Environmental Studies (ACES)

Located on the 25-acre Hallam Lake Nature Preserve near the heart of Aspen. Natural history displays, classes, workshops, nature tours, and special activities for those who love the outdoors. 100 Puppy Smith St. in Aspen, behind the Post Office.

Aspen Historical Society

Wheeler/ Stallard Museum archives offer a glimpse of the history of the Roaring Fork Valley. Walking tours and children’s programs by appointment only, 620 East Bleeker Street.

Campfire Dinners

This evening jeep excursion and dinner at the historic Burlingame Cabin on Snowmass offers sprawling vistas of Mount Daly and a delicious dinner hot off the grill. A campfire, live music, s’mores and a golden sun setting against the magnificent … Continued

Camp Snowmass

Adventure is the spirit! Hours of excitement for children ages two to teens, including mountainboarding, skateboarding, rafting, paintball, rocket camps, and much more! Daily, weekly, and monthly rates. June 1–Sept. 4. Group and private lessons available for all ages. Ask … Continued

Disc Golf

Challenge yourself on our 18-hole on-mountain disc golf course. The course meanders from the top of the Burlingame lift all they way down to the Snowmass Mall. Score cards and course maps are free and available at the top of … Continued

Family Trout Fishing

Experience the thrill of landing a Rocky Mountain rainbow trout on a private guided fishing trip. Cost includes transportation, equipment, snacks and drinks. Begins June 1, daily at 9:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m., size limit: 6. Call Blazing Adventures to … Continued

Fly Fishing

“Gold Medal” rainbow and brown trout streams surround the Snowmass area. Local outfitters will fill you in on the rules, rent the equipment, and provide the license. Lessons are available. Full/half day trips available.

Golf

The completely re-created Snowmass Golf Course, designed by James Engh, features stunning views of Mt. Daly and the Snowmass Ski Area. Just minutes from Snowmass Village lies the Aspen Golf Club, offering stunning mountain views. A few miles down the … Continued

Gondola Rides

The Silver Queen Gondola travels 2½ miles to the 11,212-foot summit of Aspen Mountain in just 18 minutes, with spectacular views of the Elk Mountains and the town of Aspen. Daily, dates, cost, and times TBD.

Hiking

There are countless trails in Snowmass for everyone from the extreme hiker to the not-so extreme nature walker. Our concierge has maps and can recommend trails, or you can see the backcountry on a guided tour.

Horseback Riding

Enjoy a variety of trail rides for all levels and abilities at Aspen Wilderness Outfitters or T-Lazy-7 Ranch, plus wagon rides, pony rides, and more.

Ice Skating

The Aspen Ice Garden is a full-sized enclosed skating facility offering public skating, skate rentals, private lessons, and more. Also see “Aspen Recreation Center,”

Independence Ghost Town

Self-guided tours of an authentic 1879 mining town located 13.5 miles east of Aspen on Highway 82. Open daily for self-guided tours, June–Sept. Suggested donations $3/adults, children free.

Kids’ Krafts

The mountains are sure to inspire unique creations at this free crafts hour for children. Parents can join in the fun or drop off their children to fashion unique vacation mementos such as hats, backpacks, treasure boxes and bird feeders. … Continued

Nature Walks & Hikes (On-Mountain)

Check out the spectacular mountain views, alpine forests, and wildflower meadows while learning about local wildlife on these Aspen Center for Environment Studies (ACES) naturalist-guided walks or hikes. Averaging around two hours, these tours are an ideal introduction to Snowmass’ … Continued

Nature Trail Walk

Enjoy an easy two-hour guided walk along the gentle, kid-friendly Snowmass Nature Trail. A naturalist from the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) shares tips on wildflowers, animal tracks and birds. Daily, 10 a.m., meet in the Ticket Pavilion at … Continued

Paintball

Snowmass offers an outdoor paintball course at the top of the Burlingame chairlift for children ages 8 and older and adults. Special group rates and packages available. Fri., Sat. & Sun. at 9:30 a.m. (or by appointment for private groups … Continued

Paragliding

Soar amongst scenic peaks with an USHGA-certified pilot on a tandem paragliding flight from near the summit of Aspen Mountain with Aspen Paragliding! No prior experience necessary.

Rodeo

Every Wednesday night until August 28th,2013 at the Rodeo Grounds in Snowmass Village.  Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and Rodeo starts at 7:00 p.m. For more info call 970-923-8898

Theatre Aspen

Theatre Aspen’s shows are presented in the heart of Rio Grande Park, along the Rio Grande Trail, just next to the river. With daytime views of Aspen Mountain and nights filled with stars, theatre-goers are treated to an experience that … Continued

Treehouse Kids’ Adventure Center

This amazing 25,000 sq. ft. facility in Base Village shares the wonder of the mountain environment in tactile, fun, and educational ways for every family to enjoy. The Treehouse includes six age-specific, interactive, nature-themed rooms created to bring the outdoors … Continued

West End Walking Tour

Aspen Historical Society’s West End Walking Tour begins at the historic Hotel Jerome and ends at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum, $10 per person, Tuesday–Saturday.

Whitewater Rafting

The Aspen/Snowmass area is one of the top ten whitewater rafting areas in the entire country. Select from calm float trips to hair-raising rapids and just about everything in between! Half day and full day trips are available from Blazing … Continued

Climbing Wall

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Test your agility on the rock-climbing wall. Try it for fun or challenge yourself on the different routes. An exciting atmosphere for the whole family. All ages welcome (harness must fit properly). Open daily, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. $9/climb, $39/five-punch … Continued

ANDERSON RANCH ARTS CENTER

Snowmass is home to one of the most respected arts centers in the nation. Take a self-guided tour through this historic ranch-turned-arts community. Meet the artists, browse the Art Works store, and visit galleries showcasing the work of renowned instructors … Continued

SNOWMASS RECREATION CENTER

Over 18,000-square-feet of pure recreation await at this spectacular new facility. Unique saline outdoor pools open year-round compliment a state-of-the-art cardio and weight room, and a brand new indoor gymnasium, aerobics classes, climbing and bouldering walls, and more. Brush Creek … Continued