If You Only Have A Day in Aspen During the Summer
Collected by Holly Upper, AFAR Local Expert
If you only have one day in Aspen during the Summer you have to make the most of it and pack it all in because there is a lot to see.
320 S Galena St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Paradise Bakery has been opened since the 70’s. You might see a franchise in malls around America but this is the original and one of the only ones that serves ice cream. All their treats, muffins, cookies and brownies are scrumptious, especially...
6000 Co Rd 30, Lake City, CO 81235, USA
120 Carriage Way, Snowmass Village, CO 81615, USA
Tom Blake Trail is a beginning-to-intermediate trail for hikers and mountain bikers. Located on the lower side of Snowmass’s Burnt Mountain, bikers zip through groves of Aspen trees on a single trail with the sunlight flickering through the...
225 Music School Rd, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
On a sunny Sunday afternoon pack a blanket and a picnic basket with an assortment of food and your favorite wine and beverages and follow the locals to the Benedict Music Tent to listen to classical music. Layout your blanket on the lawn and enjoy...
110 E Hallam St #126, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
This local non-profit delivers memorable evenings at the theater. With their productions always presenting the best of the plays with phenomenal actors they strive for excellence and hit the mark. They normally have three different plays running...
100 Frying Pan Rd, Basalt, CO 81621, USA
Located 20 minutes away from Snowmass Village is an angler’s delight on the renowned Flying Pan River. This pristine river is home to some of the best fly fishing in the world and thousands of dedicated fishermen come to test their skill and catch...
43151 CO-82, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
You know summer is here when people are renting Stand Up Paddleboards to float down Stillwater. About 3 miles up Independence Pass there is an area were the river meanders through the North Star Preserve in fairly tame waters. There are many...
Snowmass Village, CO, USA
When I think of Aspen, I tend to think of winter, fancy people, and the movie Dumb & Dumber. And when I hear the words jazz festival, I immediately hear tunes from Herbie Hancock and Esperanza Spalding play through my head. So imagine my surprise...
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...
2735 Brush Creek Rd, Snowmass Village, CO 81615, USA
What could be more authentic then a real live western rodeo, the epitome of true masculinity and showmanship. Kickoff the evening with a delicious BBQ from Hickory House then watch the action unfold when cowboys and cowgirls show you how we do it...
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