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How to Aspen: Local Tips, Tricks & More

Have you always dreamed of visiting Aspen but don’t quite know where to start? Looking for a place with information on how to acclimate to altitude? Wondering what to do if you see a bear in downtown? Look no further than our newest addition to the ACRA website- How to Aspen.

‘How to Aspen’ is your go-to resource for planning a trip to Aspen or simply seeking some local advice. It helps answer questions on how to get here, how to enjoy Aspen, and tips on how to enjoy the great outdoors properly. Expanded information on all three main categories and multiple sub-categories can be found below:


How to Get Here

The ‘how to get here’ page features tips on how to get to Aspen by car, shuttle, or plane, as well as information on local transportation and maps.


How to Enjoy Aspen

The ‘how to enjoy Aspen’ page contains information on altitude and weather, special events, and legalized marijuana. Don’t forget to check for weekly updates on upcoming events in town.

  • Around 20,000 residents and visitors come together to honor the nation’s birthday in true American style in Aspen, Colorado at the annual Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration. Annual festivities include the Old Fashioned Fourth of July Parade, live music, multiple picnics, a kid’s carnival and more. This year ACRA and the Aspen Fire Department have arranged a block party for all to enjoy from 5 - 9 p.m. While the details are still being planned, the celebration will include a community street dance and concert in downtown Aspen that is free to attend, with food and beverage available for purchase. Proceeds will go to the Aspen Volunteer Fire Dept. and Mountain Rescue.


How to Get Outside

Lastly, the ‘how to get outside’ page includes vital information including best hiking and biking practices, pet information, camping tips, wildlife and wildfire information, and tips for the best way to enjoy the iconic Maroon Bells.

Enjoy and if you think we're missing something, please feel free to reach out: [email protected] we'd love to hear how we can improve the visitor experience and prepare you for your best possible vacation. Ready to start planning your Aspen getaway? Click here.