Best Tour Operators and Guided Trips in Colorado

From dogsledding to mountaineering, it sometimes pays to hire a guide or book a tour, especially when you’re headed into the backcountry.

1068 West Wildwood Road
Mountain air can make you hungry, especially if you’ve spent your day on the slopes. A food tour of Vail Village might be the antidote you need. Meet chefs, learn about local produce and products, and sample your way through some of Vail’s favorite restaurants on a Vail Valley Food Tour. Photo: Colorado_-_street_view.jpg">Wikimedia Commons
Aspen Mountain, Colorado 81611, USA
In both the summer and winter, if you only have a day you must take a ride up the Silver Queen Gondola to the top of Aspen Mountain. The gondola cabs are all windows allowing for fantastic views as you travel 3,627 feet to the top. Once you get up top, walk to the ledge for incredible views of Castle Creek valley and surrounding mountains. Snap a few photos then get some food at The Sundeck Restaurant. For on-mountain dining the fare of grilled items, pizza, salad, and wok entrees, which you might expect to be like cafeteria food, is surprisingly exquisite. The experience is worth the elevated price you pay for the food to be transported up the mountain. In the summer, on Sundays there is a different Bluegrass band every week, filling the air with music. In the winter on a sunny day the outdoor patio is lined with people in lounge chairs soaking up the sun. Again, this is a must-do experience while visiting Aspen.
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