Top 5 Summer Activities in Aspen

  • When people think of the great rocky mountains, most people think of vacationing there in the winter to ski and snowboard. However, vacationing to the mountains in the summer is an eye-opening experience. Here are the top 5 summer activities to do in the most spectacular mountain town in the world, Aspen Colorado!

     

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    5. Independence Pass Scenic Drive
    Only open in the summer, Independence Pass is an extraordinarily beautiful drive. Although it takes about 20 minutes longer, this can’t miss drive will take you to the top of the world with views you have to see for yourself!

     

    4. Conundrum Hot Springs
    This 8.5 mile hike is for the more extreme outdoor enthusiasts. But once you get to the totally natural hot springs it is well worth the long adventure.

     

    3. Aspen Mountain Gondola
    Enjoy a nice comfortable ride to the top of the mountain with the family to enjoy a fantastic view. Once you get to the top I enjoyed and nice cold beer while playing bean bag toss and frisbee golf, not to mention there are several great options for hikes.

     

    2. Bike the Rio Grande Trail
    This relaxing bike ride is 8 miles downhill and I recommend it for people of all ages. Once you get to the end I would recommend grabbing lunch at the Woody Creek Tavern!

    1. Maroon Bells Hike
    This hike is the #1 thing you have to do when visiting Aspen in the summertime. It is a magnificent view of the mountains towering over the lake, and if you’re lucky you might be able to catch a glimpse of a black bear or a moose!

     

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