7 Reasons to Visit Aspen in the Summer

Aspen is not only a ski paradise, but it is also a beautiful year-round mountain oasis. Located in the heart of the White River National Forest, an Aspen vacation is a great way to take in the splendor of the Rocky Mountains even in the summer.

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The Rocky Mountains are truly stunning. A trip to Aspen will put you at the heart of this beauty. Maroon Bells, one of North America’s most photographed peaks, is the perfect example of Aspen’s beauty. It offers stunning views of towering peaks, lush valleys, and a peaceful lake. While it’s hard to top the beauty you’ll find at Maroon Bells, it’s not hard to stumble upon gorgeous nature when visiting Aspen. 


Where there is great nature, there is sure to be great hiking trails. This is absolutely the case in Aspen. Whether you are looking for a hike close to town or want to go a little further out to the Maroon Bells area, there will be no shortage of hikes on your Colorado vacation. In addition to challenging hikes and magnificent nature, don’t be surprised if you see moose, black bear, and other wildlife.


At Aspen Snowmass mountain biking is a serious sport. At the epicenter of this adrenaline-inducing sport is the Snowmass Bike Park, which is home to nearly 3,000 feet of pristine mountain biking trails. Whether you are an expert looking to get some big air or a beginner wanting to get down the basics, Aspen has some seriously awesome spots for mountain biking.


It seems that anytime you are close to mountains and rivers, you are sure to have some spectacular fly fishing with spectacular views. This is certainly true of Aspen. An Aspen vacation will offer a top-notch experience for anglers of all levels. Whether you join a group for an outing to Roaring Fork River, the Frying Pan, or on the other Gold Medal Waters, you are sure to find an abundance of rainbows, brookies, and browns.

Horseback Riding

Aspen hasn’t always had a glam reputation for drawing in the rich and the famous. It once used to be a silver mining town, brimming with classic Wild West history. While it can be hard to experience this history by simply walking through town or lounging in resorts, taking a horseback ride may be just the thing you need. There are a number of groups offering half-day and even overnight rides.


Not only is Aspen an outdoor paradise, but the city is also teeming with art, culture, and entertainment. This is something that is evidenced by the large number of music, film, and art venues. These venues routinely bring in world-class acts and exhibits, ranging in medium, genre, and style. Whether you want to attend the Aspen Music Festival — considered one of the best classical music festivals in America — or simply visit the Aspen Art Museum or Aspen Words, you are sure to find something in Aspen to pique your creative curiosity.


What vacation would be complete without some good eats? If you are vacationing in Aspen, this is one thing you won’t have to worry about. Downtown impressively boasts over 80 restaurants, ranging from national establishments to small farm-to-table restaurants. You can find everything from world-renowned dining to smaller, up-and-coming eateries. If you are visiting in June, be sure to check out the Aspen Food and Wine Festival!

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