1. TAKE A SCENIC HIKE OR GONDOLA RIDE
Ride on the Silver Queen Gondola to the top of Aspen Mountain. Open on weekends Sept. 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29, & Oct. 4-6, 2019. Or head to Smuggler Mountain for panoramic autumnal views of Aspen from the Observation Deck at the top.
2. VISIT THE MAROON BELLS
Autumn is an exceptionally beautiful time to visit the Maroon Bells. This time of year, it's easy to see why the Bells are often referred to as the most photographed peaks in North America. From Maroon Lake, a gorgeous mosaic of golden Aspen trees surrounds the base the of the twin summits of the Maroon Bells. Early in the morning, when the water in the lake is still, a perfect reflection can be seen on the lake's surface. Learn More
3. TAKE IN A SHOW AT BELLY UP ASPEN
Belly Up Aspen is well known as a forerunner in the local music scene. This venue brings in incredible talent all year, notwithstanding the off-seasons! Look forward to amazing live music from concert greats such as the Spazmatics and Rising Appalachia (September), or Brent Cowles and St. Paul & The Broken Bones (October). Multiple weekly concerts populate this jam-packed live music calendar. Did you know Belly Up Aspen is also a favorite spot to watch your favorite NFL teams? Swing by to watch Sunday and Monday night football in one of the liveliest football bars in town. Learn More
4. PERUSE LOCAL OFFERINGS AT THE SATURDAY MARKET
The Aspen Saturday Market, taking place in downtown Aspen weekly through October 5th, 2019, abounds with fresh local produce, locally-crafted treasures, live music, and more. Head to the food court for a grab-n-go bite while you peruse the vast selection of Colorado made, grown and produced items. Learn More
5. ATTEND THE 40TH ANNUAL ASPEN FILMFEST
The Aspen Filmfest screens documentaries, independent films and foreign language films in true mountain film festival style. Filmmakers are on hand to lead discussions and shed light on the making of this diverse selection of films that is sure to delight autumn film buffs. For a full schedule, ticket information and film descriptions visit aspenfilm.org.