Aspen / Snowmass Village
Aspen, Colorado has something for everyone, no matter the time of year. A beautiful winter wonderland transforms into breathtaking Rocky Mountain ranges covered in wildflowers in the summer months. Whether you’re looking for adventure or to just relax and unwind, Aspen can provide you with the memorable getaway you’ve been dreaming of.
Peak tourist season occurs each winter and summer: December - February in the winter with temperatures averaging between 34 and 40 degrees, and June - August in the summer with temperatures averaging between 73 and 78 degrees. Looking to enjoy Aspen like a local rather than like a tourist? Consider visiting in the fall or spring months!
The best way to explore Aspen is by taking public transportation or on foot. Not only will you avoid the hassle of limited parking and potentially driving in winter weather, you will have a better opportunity to appreciate the beautiful scenery that surrounds the Aspen area.
There is a reason Aspen is known for its gorgeous scenery - the mountains not only offer amazing views, but also plenty of opportunity for adventure. Adventure-seekers can enjoy the slopes of Snowmass Mountain, the area’s largest and most popular winter sports destination, as well as Aspen Mountain, another popular destination for skiers and winter sports lovers. New skiers should check out Buttermilk Mountain, which offers simple trails that provide beginners with a more stress-free experience.
Looking for a way to be overwhelmed by Colorado’s natural beauty in a more relaxing way? Maroon Bells might be the perfect spot for you. The twin peaks are a must-see for hiking and wildlife enthusiasts - be sure to bring your camera! If you’re looking to rent a car during your stay, Independence Pass is an incredible 20-mile scenic drive that visitors can enjoy in any weather.
Those who love to hike, fish, or whitewater raft will find no shortage of things to do in the town of Glenwood Springs, which is located just 40 miles northwest of Aspen proper. Visitors can also enjoy the town’s variety of caverns and legendary hot springs. The Hot Springs Pool have been used for centuries by many people from Native Americans to President Theodore Roosevelt and Al Capone. This is a perfect destination in the evening for visitors looking for a quiet, relaxing experience.
“Foodies” will feel right at home in the Aspen dining scene. There is a wide variety of dining experiences to choose from: traditional restaurants, wine festivals, seminars with celebrity chefs, bars, and happy hour - known as après-ski. Most places offering happy hour specials include live music so visitors can be entertained by local artists while enjoying delicious food and drink to unwind after a long day of exploring.
- Disc Golf
- Skiing and Snowboarding
- Ice Climbing Expeditions
- United States Air Force Academy (El Paso)
- Buckley Air Force Base (Aurora)
- Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Base (Colorado Springs)
- Peterson Air Force Base (Colorado Springs)
- Schriever Air Force Base (El Paso)
- Fort Carson Army Base (El Paso)