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Throughout the winter, visitors to Aspen can enjoy free live music at outdoor concerts in Aspen and Snowmass Village. These concerts, known as the Bud Light Hi-Fi Concert Series, deliver high energy performances in the center of Aspen.

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.

A fly fisherman with the Maroon Bells in the background

The Roaring Fork Valley is a destination for lovers of the sport of fly fishing. With four different rivers to fish, each offering a spectacular, challenging, and unique river environment, there is nothing quite like a fly fishing adventure on one of the local rivers in the Aspen area.

Playing golf in and around Aspen appeals to golfers of all levels; Aspen's stunning scenery provides the perfect backdrop.  With magnificent mountain views and challenging alpine terrain everywhere you turn, golf courses throughout the Roaring Fork Valley are well worth exploring.

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).

Independence Pass Aspen, CO

Located east of downtown Aspen on Highway 82, Independence Pass is a 12,095 foot mountain pass crossing over the Continental Divide. Today, the Independence Pass area is great for hiking, camping, fishing, and sightseeing.

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.  

John Denver Sanctuary

Located along the Roaring Fork River, as it runs through downtown Aspen, the John Denver Sanctuary is a peaceful outdoor oasis that highlights the spectacular natural beauty of Aspen, Colorado.

Aspen and Snowmass have so much to offer in terms of outdoor recreation, and especially when it comes to a whitewater adventure. Kayaking in Aspen offers visitors and locals the chance to experience the Roaring Fork Valley's rivers in an entirely new way.

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