Aspen Square Daily News
Aspen will welcome the Queen Stage of the new USA Pro Cycling Challenge later in August, as over 120 pro teams and their top riders compete in the Colorado Mountains. The teams will be fresh off the Tour de France, and many of the world's top riders will be here for this seven-stage pro bike event. Aspen's stage finish will see riders start in Gunnison and ride over two passes, ending with Independence Pass and into downtown Aspen. What an exciting event it will be! Call for special Aspen Square lodging rates. Come share the excitement of pro cycling on August 24!
Summer is a favorite season for many in Aspen with music, activities and special events all around. While much of our nation is baking in high temperatures still, visitors to Aspen enjoy warm days, crisp nights and comfortable temps every day. The Aspen Music Festival is into its final two weeks now, and other cultural offerings continue as well. We are getting ready to welcome the bike racers of the US PRO CYCLING CHALLENGE, coming through Aspen on August 24. The top teams and many top riders will be here, cruising into Aspen from over Independence Pass.
Summer in Aspen brings new adventures, from music and theater, to activities, special events and just relaxing around the pool. One of our favorites is the ride on the Aspen Mountain Gondola, taking visitors up to over 11,000 feet elevation on the 15 minute ride to the top. Enjoy the amazing views, guided nature hikes and fun activities for kids. The Sundeck Restaurant offers everything from cold drinks to snacks to a full lunch -- a real treat with amazing views all around! It's something special to do in Aspen in the summer: the Aspen Mountain Gondola.