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Summer Vacation in Aspen: 5 Frequently Asked Questions Answered

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27 Jul 2023
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Do you have questions about visiting Aspen in the summer months? If so, our team has compiled a list of frequently asked questions.

What is Aspen, Colorado like in the Summer?

Well-known as a winter destination, Aspen truly comes alive in the summer. With moderate temperatures and plenty to do outdoors and culturally, summers in Aspen are hard to beat.

In the summer, Aspen is filled with energy from locals and tourists alike. From outdoor dining to listening to music on the Aspen Music Festival & School lawn to hiking and biking, being outdoors is the primary pastime during the summer months.

Overall, in the summer, Aspen, Colorado is a paradise for nature lovers, adventure seekers, and those interested in cultural experiences. It's a fantastic time to explore the outdoors, attend events, and appreciate the beauty of this mountain town.

Is Aspen Hot? 

During the day, the temperatures average in the 70s and 80s, cooling off in the evening into the 60s (and 40s overnight). The general lack of humidity makes Aspen comfortable, though afternoon thunderstorms are common and usually clear by evening.  While the temps are more moderate, the higher elevation means the risk of sunburn is higher, so sunscreen is a must!

Is Aspen Crowded in the Summer?

While winter remains the most popular season for vacationers, summer is a close second. Peak summer weeks, like the week of the Fourth of July, tend to be busy. As a result, it’s advisable to plan ahead for popular activities like visiting the Maroon Bells, camping, or making dinner reservations.

With proper planning, it’s possible to avoid the crowds in Aspen.

What is There To Do in Aspen in the Summer?

Because of the great weather and bluebird skies, many adventurers find summer perfect for hiking, biking, watersports, and other outdoor activities. Activities shift from skiing and snowboarding to mountain biking, hiking, camping, fishing, and more.

In addition to more active pursuits, summer offers a wide range of special events certain to appease the cultural enthusiast! 

Lastly, don’t forget Aspen’s renowned dining scene and variety of retail shops where you can find something special.

What Should I Pack for an Aspen Summer Vacation?

We have compiled a list of items to cover popular summer activities in the area and help ensure you are covered. As always, it’s good to remember basics like light jackets, comfortable shoes, sunscreen, and layered clothing for day-to-day wear.

Plan Your Next Aspen Summer Vacation

Summers in Aspen are ideal for that vacation getaway with extraordinary temperatures, beautiful scenery, and plenty of things to do. When you choose the Aspen Square, you get the benefit of hotel services combined with the comfort of home in a fantastic downtown Aspen location with easy access to the mountain, entertainment, and dining. 

Our condominium hotel includes luxury features such as well-equipped kitchens, wood-burning fireplaces for winter and AC for summer, and private balconies with the convenience of hotel services such as a front desk, concierge, bell staff, and daily housekeeping. 

Contact the concierge at the Aspen Square to plan your trip details to Aspen this summer. Call (970) 925-1000, and let us help you start your vacation!