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30 Ways to Enjoy Summer in Aspen Snowmass

Summer is in full swing here in the Aspen Snowmass Area! With the warm weather comes all types of fantastic activities. We searched through all of our favorite options and came up with this list of 30 ways to enjoy summer in Aspen Snowmass! 
 
  1. Rafting:  Awesome trips on the Arkansas River, the Roaring Fork River, and the mighty Colorado. 
  2. Woody Creek Tavern: Take advantage of the summer weather and dine outside at this local cyclist hang out. 
  3. Backcountry Jeep Tours: Check out beautiful Rocky Mountain Views, fields of wildflowers, and adventurous roads in this awesome activity. 
  4. Drive Independence Pass: Drive the “Top of the Rockies Highway” and see the scenic Colorado alpine up close. 
  5. Ajax Tavern: The winter après hangout located right at the base of Aspen Mountain offers top-quality dining on their beautiful sunny patio. 
  6. Visit the Maroon Bells: Make the short drive, or take the bus, up to the scenic Maroon Bells. This is a great launch off point for hiking!
  7. Mountain Biking: Check out the world class Snowmass Bike Park or ride some local cross country classics. 
  8. Enjoy Downtown Aspen: Check out the beautiful Aspen Square area and enjoy the great shopping and dining options. 
  9. Riverside Grill: A local fly-fishing hang-out this beautiful bar and grill is located directly on the frying pan river and is a great lunch outing! 
  10. Visit the Red Onion: This was the first bar in all of Aspen! Back when Aspen was a Silver Mining town the Red Onion was the first and only Saloon. Worth a visit! 
  11. Camp Aspen Snowmass: Awesome activities for kids of all ages.  
  12. Snowmass Rodeo: This authentic western event is sure to thrill all ages. Every Wednesday throughout the summer! 
  13. Aspen Rec Center: Rainy weather? Go and check out the Aspen Rec Center for awesome water slides and an indoor rock wall! 
  14. Trail Running: With the extensive trail network so close to town options for trail running are nearly unlimited! Grab your running shoes and go explore! 
  15. Golf: The Aspen Golf and Tennis Club hosts a beautiful and difficult course featuring spectacular rocky mountain views. 
  16. Disc Golf: Two 18-hole courses make up our alpine disc golf course. Located at the top of the Elk Camp Gondola. 
  17. Eurobungy: Bounce to the moon with the unique Eurobungy! Located at the end of the Snowmass Village Mall. Great for kids! 
  18. Fly Fishing: It wouldn’t be an Aspen vacation without time spent on beautiful western rivers looking for trout! 
  19. Farm to Table Tuesdays: Enjoy a farm to table meal at the top of the Elk Camp Gondola. Full cash bar! 
  20. Mountain Boarding: This new sport is huge among kids. We have options for lessons to help children ride like pros! 
  21. D19: Another top-quality patio scene, D19 offers Nuevo Italian Cuisine located at the base of Aspen Mountain. 
  22. Hiking: We have tours available for all ability levels. 
  23. Snowmass Concert Series: Head down to Snowmass for big name live music every Thursday night through the summer. The beautiful lawn makes this an awesome event for families. 
  24. Hot Air Ballooning: This unique and beautiful adventure is a must do! 
  25. Gondola Rides: Enjoy sweeping views of the scenic Aspen Valley on a ride of the Gondola! 
  26. Pacifica: Known by locals as the “best patio scene in Aspen” the Pacifica sports excellent seafood and a delightful summer vibe. Check it out! 
  27. Bluegrass Music: Every Sunday through the summer locals make their way to the Sundeck at the top of Aspen Mountain for awesome bluegrass jams! This is not to be missed! 
  28. Snowmass Sunset Dinner Tour: This tour begins with a four-wheel drive tour in the high country and finishes with a scenic dinner on the mountain. 
  29. Paintball: Check out the Snowmass Paintball Course for an action packed good time. Rentals available, must be 12 years or older to participate. 
  30. Snowmass Climbing Wall: Check out the awesome climbing wall with automatic belay systems in Snowmass. Open from 10 AM to 3 PM. Great for kids! 
 
These are a few of the awesome activities available throughout the summer. Explore all of Aspen Snowmass Lodging to find a place that allows you to take advantage of the awesome options above! For more information, give us a call at 888.649.5982. 
 
 

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