Summer & Fall

Fun in the Sunnier Seasons

Winter in Aspen is one-of-a-kind, but things really heat up in the summer. From farmers markets to music festivals to hot air balloon rides, you’ll find adventure around every turn.

Things To Doin Aspen

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    Maroon Bells

    The Maroon Bells may be picture-perfect, but photographs just don’t do them justice. Make your way to these breathtaking peaks in the Rocky Mountains and check out the majestic panorama of snow-striped mountaintops for yourself.

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    Hiking & Biking

    Get your adrenaline pumping or relax in the fresh air. With miles of bike paths and hiking trails, Aspen, Colorado is truly a playground for those who love to walk, hike, and bike as they explore the city’s natural beauty.

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    Rafting & Paddleboarding

    As one of Colorado’s top rafting and paddleboarding destinations, Aspen offers a wide variety of aquatic adventures, from mild, family-friendly paddleboard rides to thrilling whitewater excursions. Reserve your experience today.

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    Gondola Rides

    Whether you’re heading to the slopeside cafeteria Sundeck, on your way to explore some hiking trails, or simply taking in the sights from 12,000 feet in the air, summer is the perfect season for an unforgettable gondola ride.

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    Aspen Food & Wine Classic

    Kick off summer in style at the nation’s premier culinary festival, held each year in June. This premier event offers three full days of memorable cooking demos, wine tastings, and panels by renowned chefs and culinary experts.

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    Aspen Music Festival

    Every year from late June to August, this renowned classical music festival comes to Aspen Meadows Resort. Buy tickets for up close access to these unforgettable shows or enjoy the music on the lawn just steps from our property.

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    Horseback Riding

    Blazing Adventures and T Lazy 7 both offer guided horseback rides through the wilderness that lead to outstanding views of Maroon Bells and the Rocky Mountains. Guests of all skill levels can also take part in a real cattle drive or dressage event.

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    Fly Fishing

    The Roaring Fork Valley boasts Gold Medal waters and world-class fly fishing for anglers of all skill levels. Cast your line in a quiet stream or a wide open lake. Even if you don’t take home a fish, you’ll take home memories.

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    Hot Air Ballooning

    There’s no better way to capture the beauty of the Rocky Mountains than from a hot air balloon high above them. Perfect for family adventures, romantic dates, and celebratory occasions alike, Aspen hot air balloon rides are an unforgettable time.

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    Jeep Tours

    Explore Aspen on four wheels with a Jeep tour. Blazing Adventures guides will take you through regal forests and meadows carpeted in wildflowers as you take in astonishing mountain vistas.

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    Golf

    Golf enthusiasts will find a challenging 18-hole course at the award-winning Aspen Golf Club. Just minutes from downtown, this municipal course also includes a golf shop, practice hitting area, chipping green, putting green, and cart rental.