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Aspen is one of Colorado's favorite year-round resort areas. One will not be at a loss for activities ranging from recreation to the arts to culinary delights. During winter or summer, an Aspen vacation is the perfect choice for any season. Aspen sits at the upper end of the Roaring Fork Valley, with the Roaring Fork River, a superb trout stream, running through town. It offers an interesting history, challenging outdoor recreation opportunities, abundant cultural activities, pleasant climate and beautiful natural scenery. Aspen is world renowned for its downhill skiing. Aspen Mountain rises imposingly from town and is one of four ski areas in the valley.  Snowmass, Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk mountains all lie within 12 miles of town and offer some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world.

Much of the area around Aspen is public land within the White River National Forest. The spectacular Elk Mountains rise to the south and west of Aspen, with the Williams Mountains and the Sawatch Range to the east. The Maroon Creek, Castle Creek and Hunter Creek Valleys are all easily accessible from town and play host to plentiful hikes. Much of the high mountain area surrounding Aspen lies within designated wilderness areas in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass, Hunter-Fryingpan, and Collegiate Peaks wildernesses. 

Arts & Culture

A cultural "outpost" famed for its embrace of the arts, Aspen is a small town with big city cultural appeal.

Dining & Nightlife

With more than 80 restaurants - old favorites mesh with fresh menus and new talent to provide enough culinary options to please any palate & budget.  Plus learn more about our legendary nightlife.

 

Family Friendly

Think Aspen isn't a great place for families?  Well then think again because recreation is our thing.  There are so many ways to enjoy Aspen, both indoors and out.

Recreation

With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, Aspen is truly a year-round destination for outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers!

Shopping

Shopping in Aspen isn't only for the designer-inclined diva.  Choices for shopping here in Aspen run the gamut from consignment to Prada.  Tried and true outerwear is also on hand for your next mountain adventure.  Function and fashion collide every March for Aspen Fashion Week where outdoor fashion struts its stuff on the catwalk.

Aspen's pedestrian malls are the perfect place for a leisurely shopping excursion where one can find fine art, clothing and gear.  Aspen's Saturday Market (every Saturday from June 16th through October 13th, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. After Labor Day 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.) is another great draw and showcases locally grown produce and artisans while being a great place for socializing too.  Live music is on hand to keep your spirits up as you shop around for a little bit of everything.