Group Activities

Group Activities

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

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Explore Aspen with ACES on daily guided tours and hikes. ACES also welcomes groups to our visitor centers, Hallam Lake in Aspen and Rock Bottom Ranch in Basalt featuring year-round interactive activities for all ages. Join us for scheduled programs including farm tours, birds of prey demonstrations, sunset beaver walks, guided tours, and a variety of all-ages community events.

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Aspen Historical Society

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Explore the historic side of Aspen. Visit the Aspen Historical Society’s two museums—the Wheeler/Stallard and Holden/Marolt Mining & Ranching—to hear stories about mining, ranching and the town’s irreverent past. Tour the ghost towns—Independence and Ashcroft—to go back in time. Or, take a walking or electric vehicle tour through town to see how the town evolved.

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Aspen Recreation Center

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Enjoy a variety of recreational opportunities for people of all ages at the Aspen Recreation Center. Try the climbing tower, ice skate, work out in our state-of-the-art fitness center, take a swim lesson or just play & float in our lazy river or go sledding on the Whoa Nelly Hill. The ARC offers a wide variety of youth & adult programming year-round. It's 100% pure fun.

Have your child's birthday party at the Aspen Recreation Center or the Red Brick Recreation Center: have a skating party, theme party, pool party, etc. Learn more at www.aspenrecreation.com.

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Aspen Rugby Club

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Blazing Adventures

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Aspen’s original family operated Whitewater Rafting Outfitter since 1973.  Blazing Adventures offers Full Day and Half Day trips on various sections of the Roaring Fork River, the Colorado River, and the Arkansas River.  We also specialize in hike, bike, jeep and sunset dinner tours.  Blazing Adventures is proud to boast the most knowledgeable and friendly staff in the Aspen area.  From our Reservation staff to our Guide staff, we take great pride in providing you with an unforgettable experience, beginning to end.  Call or email today and let us help you get started.  Get Outside and Play!

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Red Brick Recreation Center

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Sign up now for one-of-a kind summer activities.
100% Pure Fun includes: summer day camp, baseball, rock climbing, gymnastics, adult sports, events, aerobics, birthday parties, and more!

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Snowmass Rodeo - Snowmass Western Heritage Association

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 Snowmass Rodeo. Experience the WEST on Wednesdays nights in Snowmass Village. A real RODEO! The best family entertainment around. Roping, Riding, Mutton Busting and more…RAIN OR SHINE June 12 thru Aug 21, 2019

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The Other Side, LLC

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Come experience The Other Side... Our Eco-Ranch exhibits the newest cutting edge sustainable systems by bridging modern management with time tested cultivation. Enjoy a hands on back to nature adventure designed to reconnect you with the spirit of the animals, land and nature. 

Nestled on our 200 acre gateway to Aspen tucked up next to one of the valley's largest private conservation easements, shared by our family, stretching to the base of Mt Sopris; our visitor ranch is a place to just get away for the day, learn new skills during one our retreats or the site of your next event. 

Upper Roaring fork's leading family-owned raw dairy lets you experience cow milking, fine cheeses, immune boosting yogurts & kefirs. Join the likes of 3X Iditerod champion Dallas Seavey in enjoying dogsled huskies alongside our husky rescue program that will fly you through our private trails among the Wildlife:  Elk, Bear, Fox, Coyote, and Deer, etc. Explore the ranch by dogsled, ski joring, X-country skiing, horseback, hiking, horse drawn carriages or sleighs, sledding, ice skating, roedeling, toboggans pulled by a goat, walking with our friendly pigs or even swimming with or on our horses in our horse swimming pond.  We welcome all city slickers to join our internationally recognized horse whispering dude ranch program; we accept top boarders, providing the highest level training, rehab and adoption facilities that will ride you into the holistic world of equines. Farm to table USDA organically pasture raised happy Dorper lamb, Jersey beef and Bershire pork liked by the Queen of England, come get a massage at our day spa in the woods, put on a world class event with us or call us for VIP tailored affairs for any occasion. 

We welcome forward thinking visitors 365 days a year for peace of mind, vitality of body and power of the spirit. Come see if the grass is greener on The Other Side. 

Make your side The Other Side. 

Call us,or Email to schedule your private tour at... 970-927-3260 
[email protected] 

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4th of July Parade Waiver



PARADE STARTING/STAGING: The parade will begin at 11:00am. Parade positioning is “first come, first serve” and line up begins no earlier than 10:00am. There is no entry fee and the parade is open to the public. All 5 lanes of Main Street, from Aspen Street to 2nd Street, will be closed to all traffic & designated for parade staging only. Power is not provided in staging area and remember generators do need gas.

PARADE ROUTE: The parade will start East on Main Street. It will turn South onto Hunter Street, then West onto Cooper Avenue. The parade will continue West on Cooper Avenue to Galena Street. At Galena it heads North for 2 blocks before turning West onto Hopkins Avenue. The parade will continue South on Mill then West on Hyman Avenue. Parade participants will be directed to disperse at Hyman and Monarch Street.  PARADE JUDGING: Parade judging will take place in front of the Hotel Jerome. Participants will be limited to 1 minute or less for any performances in front of the judges. Security will be onsite monitoring all entries to help prevent gaps in the parade route. Recognition will be awarded to the best entries in the following categories: 

Most Patriotic | Most Humorous | Best Animal | Best Music | Most Outrageous | Best Children’s  


  • Consumption of alcohol is prohibited during the parade.
  • Candy, favors, etc. should not be thrown from your float/vehicle during the parade. This is for the safety of the spectators and to prevent children from running out into the street. 
  • Water balloons will not be permitted. According to city ordinances, those caught throwing balloons will be removed from the parade and could face citations and/or arrests. 
  • All parade entries must be in “good taste” and will be allowed in the parade per the director’s discretion. 
  • Maximum height restriction for any float entry is 13’5”.


The undersigned organization has elected to participate in the Fourth of July parade sponsored by the City of Aspen and Aspen Chamber Resort

Association (“ACRA”). In consideration for City of Aspen and ACRA allowing the undersigned to participate in the festivities, the undersigned has read, understood, and willingly agreed to the terms of this INSURANCE LIABILITY AGREEMENT and WAIVER AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT (collectively referred to herein as “RELEASE”).


                                    Participants are required to carry insurance adequate to cover any liability for damage, injury, economic loss, or other

liability that may be incurred by individuals and/or organizations during the Fourth of July parade. All participants agree to carry such insurance, and also agree not to submit any claim against the insurance of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, or anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade.


                                         The undersigned understands the potential dangers that could be encountered in participating in the Fourth of July

parade. The dangers include, among other things, dangers relating to vehicular and pedestrian traffic; crowds of persons in close proximity to such traffic; animals that may react unpredictably in a parade environment; celebration and recreational activities; loud and unexpected noise; items that may be thrown to and from the crowd in connection with the parade; and other dangers traditionally associated with parades.

      Understanding those risks, the undersigned for itself and for all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade with the undersigned, does hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless, and release City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their

officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade from any and all

liability, claims, demands, actions, or rights of action (including attorneys’ fees and costs) that are related to or are in any way connected with the

undersigned’s participation in the parade. By signing this RELEASE, the undersigned intends to extinguish any and all liability and to indemnify against any loss on the part of City of Aspen, ACRA and/or any other sponsors of the parade, their officers, directors, agents, shareholders, employees, and anyone else directly or indirectly connected with production of the parade for any injury or damage of any nature (without regard to negligence or fault) to the undersigned and to all persons who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.

                                      The undersigned warrants and represents that it will not invite or allow any person to participate in the parade unless

such person is bound to the terms of this RELEASE. To that end, the undersigned agrees that it shall take any steps necessary to secure agreement of such persons to the terms of this RELEASE, and that it shall be deemed a responsible person within the meaning of C.R.S. § 13-22-107 and § 19-1103(94) for all children who the undersigned invites or allows to participate in the parade.


   I am the official representative of the undersigned organization. On behalf of the organization, I acknowledge our responsibilities as set forth above. I also accept on behalf of the organization all of the terms and conditions of this


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