Summer Activities

If you think Aspen Snowmass is inviting in winter, you should see what summer looks like. Knee-deep powder is replaced by knee-deep wildflowers, and the mood around town shifts from the intimate coziness of winter to the anything-is-possible activity of summer. 

Here are several reasons to visit Aspen Snowmass in summer.

2015 Summer Activities

Gondola at Snowmass

Gondola & Lift Rides

Gondola rides at Snowmass and Aspen Mountain treat you to panoramic views of the Elk Mountains. Pack a picnic lunch, hike among wildflowers, or take a guided nature walk.

downhill mountin biking snowmass aspen


Bike Snowmass has become an epicenter for extraordinary mountain biking with a trail system covering 50 miles of terrain ranging from gentle roads to challenging single track.

kids on mountain gondola ride aspen snowmass

Camp Aspen Snowmass

Savor Aspen Snowmass with the Perfect Summer Package (details above) plus a half-day cruiser bike rental from Four-Mountain Sports to explore the town and valley at your own pace.

Hiking in the Lost Man Lake area

Snowmass Private Adventures

Experience three days of fun with the Perfect Summer Package (details above) and add on a 1-day Bike Snowmass ticket, a half-day downhill bike rental from Four-Mountain Sports and a 1-hour downhill bike skills park clinic to hone your skills. 

ballooning snowmass

Ballooning & Paragliding

If you think the summer scenery surrounding Aspen Snowmass is beautiful, you should see it from the air about a hot-air balloon or paraglider.

camping aspen snowmass


Reconnect with nature with a private guided camping adventure on Snowmass Mountain. Or check out the details on local campgrounds in and around the Aspen area.

climbing wall at snowmass

Climbing Wall & Eurobungy

Build your confidence and get a great workout on our climbing walls ... and when your done, check out the Eurobungy trampoline for thrills and adventure.

Disc golf at Snowmass

Disc Golf

Join in the fun with one of America's fastest growing outdoor sports. Snowmass and Aspen Mountain each boast two separate disc golf courses including the world's highest official course.

Fishing near Aspen Snowmass


Drop a lure, cast a fly, and reel in a rainbow trout on Snowmass Mountain. Learn more about fishing opportunities in the summer at Aspen Snowmass.

Golf at Snowmass

Golf & Tennis

The area around Aspen Snowmass is home to gorgeous golf courses and extraordinary tennis facilities. Find the right 18-holes or hardcourt for your vacation here.

Summer hiking wildflowers


With endless wildflowers, soaring 14,000-foot peaks and several jewel-like lakes, the Elk Mountains are heaven for hikers. Learn more about trails on Aspen Snowmass and guided hiking adventures in the area.

Horseback riding near Aspen

Horseback Riding

Enjoy the iconic landscape of the Rocky Mountains on horseback with these unique programs at Aspen Snowmass.

Rafting the Roaring Fork River

Kayaking & Rafting

Two of Colorado's most cherished rivers — the Roaring Fork and the Colorado — are nearby and make for incredible kayaking and rafting. Learn more about guided rafting and kayaking excursions.

Elk Mountains in summer

Nature Programs

Aspen Snowmass is proud to partner with the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies on this series of free nature programs. Learn about wildlife, wildflowers and our unique mountain ecosystem.

Summer outdoor concert at Snowmass

Outdoor Music

Enjoy the warm summer evenings at Aspen Snowmass by attending one of the many outdoor concerts we host throughout the season. Top-name acts in a variety of genres pass through town all the time.

Paintball at Aspen-Snowmass


Join in the fun on Snowmass Mountain for a game of paintball. Our unique area includes several features and obstacles in an aspen-forest setting.

Skateboarding in Aspen

Skateboarding & Mountainboarding

Whether you are just getting started or want to branch out into mountainboarding, you've come to the right place! Learn more about our programs, lessons and skateparks in the area.

Stand up paddleboarding

Stand-Up Paddleboarding

Equal parts river adventure and core workout, stand-up paddleboarding has become an increasingly popular way to enjoy a summer's day in the valley. Learn more about where to go and rentals.

maroon bells

Visit Maroon Bells

Easily the most recognizable mountains in Colorado, the Maroon Bells are a must-see in summer time. Learn about shuttles to Maroon Lake.

Yoga atop Aspen Mountain.


Come enjoy the fresh air and valley views with a session of mountain-top yoga from the Sundeck on Aspen Mountain. One of our most popular summer programs.


Adaptive Programs

Learn more about the progressive adaptive programs in summer at Challenge Aspen, the Aspen Camp School for the Deaf, and the Extreme Sports Camp for Autistic Youth and Young Adults.

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