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Fall in Love with Aspen Bucket List

With beautiful weather, smaller crowds and copious events, autumn is one of the finest times to experience the mountains. As a world-class year-round destination, Aspen elevates fall far beyond mere leaf-peeping. Get the most out of this fall season in Aspen and see how many items you can check off of our fall bucket list:

1. Grab a bite to eat and admire local crafts at the Saturday Market
2. Take in the beauty of the fall foliage with a ride up the Silver Queen Gondola 
3. Bike the Rio Grande Trail to Woody Creek Tavern
4. Paraglide off the summit of Aspen Mountain
5. Travel to Independence Pass and discover The Grottos
6. Visit the Maroon Bells and hike to Crater Lake
7. Race to the finish in what has been described as one of America's most scenic races, the Golden Leaf Half Marathon
8. Visit the  Aspen Art Museum, designed by Shigeru Ban and dine at So, the rooftop café with incredible views of Aspen Mountain
9. Go rafting or kayaking on the Roaring Fork River
10. Browse the many art galleries around town
11. Hike the Ute Trail
12. Dine alfresco
13. See a concert at the Belly Up
14. Get to know the backcountry of the Elk Mountains on horseback
15. Sneak a peek of acclaimed documentaries, new releases and more at the annual Aspen FilmFest
16. Fly fish for Rainbow, Brown, and Speckled Trout
17. Camp in the White River National Forest
18. Hit the driving range at the Aspen Golf Club
19. Tour the Ashcroft Ghost Town
20. Take a sunrise hot air balloon ride
21. Mountain bike Lower Hunter Creek
22. Indulge in cocktails and truffle fries at Ajax Tavern, located at the base of Aspen Mountain
23. Enjoy a scenic drive or bike ride up Maroon Creek Road or Castle Creek Road