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25 Ways to Explore Aspen

June 25, 2020
Ashcroft Ghost Town in Aspen, Colorado

Here in Aspen, Colorado, we are fortunate to have a plethora of exciting summer activities to choose from. The hardest part is simply deciding what to do first.

To help you on your way, we've compiled this quick list of our Top 25 Ways to Explore Aspen in the Summer:

1.      Settle into a cozy guestroom at Hotel Aspen

2.      Soak up some rays at the outdoor pool

3.      Pedal around downtown Aspen with WE-Cycle, a community-supported bike share system

4.      Catch the bus to the Maroon Bells, the most photographed peaks in North America (be sure to make a reservation!)

5.      Stroll through Aspen’s Saturday Market offering Colorado-grown produce

6.      Rent a road bike and ride to Woody Creek Tavern, one of the late journalist Hunter S. Thompson's favorite restaurants 

7.      Splash into adventure on a whitewater rafting trip with Blazing Adventures

8.      Take in the views from the top of Aspen Mountain 

9.      Cruise the downhill mountain biking trails at the Snowmass Bike Park

10.   Stop by the Hickory House for some down-home BBQ and a Margarita on the patio

11.   Visit the John Denver Sanctuary, just a short walk from Hotel Aspen

12.   Challenge yourself with a scenic hike up Aspen’s Smuggler Mountain

13.   Float the meditative North Star Nature Preserve

14.   Treat the kids to a day at Aspen Snowmass’ Lost Forest, featuring an alpine coaster, ropes challenges and a climbing wall

15.   Sip a Colorado craft beer at Aspen Brewing Company

16.   Learn about Aspen history on a guided outdoor tour with the Aspen Historical Society

17.   Take your lunch to go and explore The Grottos

18.   Practice your swing at Aspen’s award-winning public Golf Club

19.   Find the perfect gift at one of Aspen’s downtown shops

20.   Soar to new heights with Aspen Paragliding

21.   Fly-fish on the gold medal trout waters of the Roaring Fork River

22.   Enjoy a picturesque drive over Independence Pass

23.   Settle in for Dinner and a Movie at Ajax Tavern

24.   Experience a piece of Aspen’s past with a trip to Ashcroft Ghost Town

25.   Set a date for happy hour drinks at one of Aspen’s many outdoor patios

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