Recreation

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Miles of Outdoor Adventure

With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, head out and enjoying the best of what the Rocky
Mountains have to offer during any season. The hardest part will be deciding what to do first.

 
A Mountain Adventure Awaits You

Maroon Bells

After 300 million years of geologic activity, Mother Nature gave us the Maroon Bells, wine-colored peaks towering 14,000 ft. above sea level. The reflective Maroon Lake, nestled in the valley at the base of the peaks, beckons the outdoor adventurer seeking beauty, hiking and adventure.

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A scenic byway just east of Aspen

Independence Pass

At 12,095 ft at the summit, Independence Pass is the highest paved pass in the state.

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Five Lesser Known Hiking Trails

Hiking Trails

Aspen—and the entire Roaring Fork Valley—is the epitome of a hiker’s paradise with a system of trails for all abilities. Whether it’s the multi-night trek across the Four Pass Loop for experts or a paved path for beginners, the scenery through fields of wildflowers, across rushing streams, or deep into a dense forest will stay with you forever.

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The reason Aspen is loved by people around the world

Get Outside

We strive to keep the pristine beauty intact for generations to come. We hope that these tips compiled by locals assist you in enjoying all of Aspen's attractions.

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