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Hiking in Aspen is one of the most popular outdoor activities in the area, and enjoying a day hike is sometimes the best way to appreciate the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains.

Two cross country skiers in the winter

With miles and miles of groomed trails stretching from Aspen to Snowmass to Basalt, cross- country skiing in Aspen is a great way to get some exercise and sunshine, explore the Roaring Fork Valley and have an exhilarating Nordic skiing adventure.

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For a small mountain town, Aspen has a rich and varied history, going back to 1879, in silver mining, ranching, and eventually, skiing. Anyone can see this by strolling down Main Street past Victorian-era buildings such as the Sardy House and the Hotel Jerome.

At the onset of fall, the aspen trees in the Colorado high country — including those in Aspen and Snowmass — lose their vibrant green and take on a golden hue. These magnificent golden stands of aspen groves attract leaf peepers from all over the state and country, as the Aspen autumn landscape is absolutely stunning.

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The Aspen Security Forum is held every July at the Aspen Institute campus located in Aspen’s West End adjacent to the Aspen Music Festival grounds. The Aspen Security Forum is a multi-day conference that focuses on current national security issues facing the United States.

Downtown Aspen shops

High-end boutiques and world famous designer names define Aspen shopping. Gucci, Dior, Valentino, Theory, Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Dolce & Gabbana, as well as local purveyors of finely crafted goods and fine jewelry, are all within easy walking distance of guests staying at the Aspen Square Condominium Hotel.

Tennis Ball in Aspen

Playing tennis in Aspen is a popular year-round activity, since the Roaring Fork Valley offers an abundance of both indoor and outdoor courts. When you’re in Aspen, you can play tennis on some of the most beautiful tennis courts in the country.

Aspen is a bike-friendly mountain town with bike lanes winding in and around the downtown core. Here, we offer suggestions for all types of bike riding, from cruising down bike paths to plowing through a snowy trail to riding on a winding mountain road.