Aspen, Colorado is one of the most famous ski destinations in the USA. Nestled in the White River National Forest and surrounded by the Elk Mountains, Aspen features four ski mountains that cater to every level of skier from children to professionals.
Luckily, there is more to Aspen than just winter sports. Aspen has a lively downtown area that includes high-end boutiques, quaint cafes, exquisite restaurants, and a vibrant nightlife. You can choose to dine at a world-class restaurant or enjoy a show at Aspen’s live music venue, Belly Up.
If you time it correctly, you can visit Aspen during one of its many festivals like the Aspen X Games or the Aspen Music Festival.
In the summer, Aspen boasts a plethora of outdoor activities that will get your heart pumping, including horseback riding, paragliding, rock climbing, hot air ballooning, and more.
Whether you simply want camp under the stars or get pampered at a 5-star resort, Aspen is ready to welcome you.
- Head to the mountain for the winter sport of your choice
- Drive the Independence Pass (in the summer)
- Take a day trip to the wild west ghost town of Ashcroft
- Soar high in the sky with a hot air balloon ride
Season: Summer, Fall
Airport(s): Grand Junction