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For those of you that grew up saying, "Look Ma, no hands" below is a list of activities and adventures that will elevate your heart rate and call on your courage.

 

 

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Reach new heights by hiking one of Colorado's famed 14-ers, mountains that reach at least 14,000 feet. Our local outfitters will be thrilled to assist with your summit. 

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Aerial view? Set sail from the top of Aspen Mountain with Aspen Paragliding and look down on our gorgeous valley from above.

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Stay cool in the dry Colorado heat by rafting Slaughterhouse Falls - a class IV rapid, a sure way to get your adrenaline pumping. 
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Elevate your heart rate quickly by hiking the Ute Trail, accessed off of Ute Avenue. You will climb nearly 1,200 feet in .9 miles, the bird's eye view of Aspen at the top of the trail is worth every step. If you're up for it, you can continue up Aspen Mountain to the top to enjoy lunch at the Sundeck and then take the Gondola down for free.

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Independence Pass provides not only a thrilling drive into down, it also serves as a playground for rock climbers. Just a few miles from town you can push yourself to new limits on the granite faces above Highway 82. 
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Aspen was not always a "ski town," it began as a mining enclave in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Smuggler Mine is still available for tours; you will be fascinated to see the silver ore remaining in the area, please note that this tour is not for the claustrophobic among us! 
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Explore the DarkSide of Aspen. Join Dean Weiler as he takes you through his favorite tales during an evening walk through Aspen, this is more than just a ghost story - this is a glimpse into Aspen's past that is not well known! 
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Smuggler is well known as a hiking trail, but for those a bit more daring - saddle up your mountain bike and head up the grueling road. Once you get to the top you can drop into the Hunter Creek valley which provides a vast array of single track trails for the technical rider. 
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