Nature Programs

Join naturalists from the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) for a FREE nature hike or walk at Snowmass or Aspen Mountain. Naturalists will share tips on wildflowers, tracking animals, observing birds and understanding the sub-alpine community. Call 970-925-5756 or visit the ACES website for more environmental programs in the Aspen/Snowmass area.

Please note: Weather can change rapidly; please dress appropriately. 

ACES Guided Nature Walks on Aspen Mountain
Daily June 17 - September 5
ACES naturalists lead these FREE 45-minute walks along Richmond Ridge at the top of Aspen Mountain. Learn about the native trees, birds and animals that thrive in the high-alpine environment. Tours meet at the top of the gondola (lift ticket purchase required) on the hour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

Please see our gondola and chairlifts page for information on Aspen Mountain summer lift operations. Call 877-282-7736 or 970-923-1227 to purchase summer lift tickets.

ACES Guided On-Mountain Nature Walks/Hikes at Snowmass
Daily, June 17 - September 5
Let a naturalist from the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) guide you on a walk through the beautiful subalpine forest, while taking in the views and learning about local wildlife. Offered daily at 1 p.m. Meet at the top of the Elk Camp Gondola Monday through Thursday; meet at the top of the Elk Camp lift Friday through Sunday.

For something more kid-friendly and family-oriented, a Nature Trail walk is offered daily at 10 a.m., leaving from the Snowmass Ticket Pavilion.

All walks are FREE and last approximately two hours.

Click here to check out other summer activities & lift rides Snowmass.

See the Aspen Skiing Company Environmental Affairs page for information on our company's environmental efforts.

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