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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.

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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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.

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.

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With more than 35 years of experience in the Aspen Snowmass area, Blazing Adventures is the go-to planner for activities during a stay at Aspen Square. Although well-known for its river rafting trips, Blazing Adventures can also arrange a variety of fun outdoor activities including guided road or mountain biking tours, jeep tours, and horseback riding.

Sardy House Tree Lighting Ceremony in Aspen

As we approach the month of December, Aspen becomes a true winter wonderland. Wreaths festooned with red ribbons hang on the lamp posts in downtown Aspen; lights adorn nearly every tree; store windows display festive decorations; kids build snowmen in Wagner Park.

Horseback riding trips in Aspen Snowmass venture into pristine wilderness areas with breathtaking mountain views that inspire many riders to return by horseback again and again.

Man holding onto son at an ice skating rink

During your winter vacation in Aspen, spend a sunny afternoon or a starry evening twirling around one of Aspen's local ice rinks. Take in the sights and sounds of downtown Aspen at SK8, or race around the NHL regulation-size rink at the Lewis Ice Arena at the Aspen Recreation Center (ARC).

A modified Jeep for Aspen jeep tours

If you’re looking for an extraordinary experience in the Aspen area’s Roaring Fork valley that most tourists (and even locals) neglect, a backcountry jeep tour may be a great option. There are several tour providers throughout the Aspen valley region, so you can choose the location — and the company — that’s right for you.  

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