Family Guide for Summer

We've got you covered with this guide to Snowmass and Aspen Mountain, things to do for all ages, and attractions beyond the mountain resort.

A family hiking at the Lost Forest in Snowmass, Colorado

Ahh, summer. This is the season that keeps the locals local. As much as we love powder and fresh tracks, we also love open trails and wildflowers just as much. In fact, many of the same things your family loves about Aspen Snowmass in winter — easy access, excellent accommodations, an endless array of things to do — apply in summer as well.


Snowmass in summer

Snowmass in summer

Riders enjoying the Snowmass Bike Park

Snowmass Bike Park

Looking to satisfy your teen's thirst for adrenaline? The Roaring Fork Valley is one of only 7 IMBA Gold-Level Ride Centers in the world, so you can't go wrong mountain biking throughout the area. Take your teens to Snowmass Bike Park, which features lift-served downhill biking trails that weave their way from the top of the Elk Camp Chairlift to Snowmass Base Village — a thrilling descent of 2,893 feet. In total, Snowmass offers more than 50 miles of mountain biking trails with various degrees of difficulty, making it perfect for all ages.

Ways to Save: Purchase a clinic and rental package together to go big and save big.

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Kids enjoying the programming at Camp Aspen Snowmass

Camp Aspen Snowmass

The long days of summer in the mountains of Aspen Snowmass are packed with opportunities for discovery. Launch your kids and teens into a season of exploration with endless options for adventure at Camp Aspen Snowmass. Our programs include geocaching, excursions, bike camps, climbing wall, mountain skill building, fishing, rocket building, mountainboarding, arts and crafts, hiking, ropes courses and the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster!

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Hikers enjoy a view of the distant Maroon Bells

On-Mountain Activities

A single gondola ride takes you and your whole family to the epicenter of mountain fun at Snowmass. Enjoy a climbing wall, disc golf course, nature programs and an abundance of cuisine choices at Elk Camp Restaurant.

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Paintball teams congratulate each other at Snowmass

Paintball Snowmass

Outside the Lost Forest, groups can launch strategic campaigns in our paintball arena. Each player has washable and biodegradable paintballs to take out the opposition, and plenty of man-made and natural features to utilize. Available to groups or kids ages 8 and up, our organized and supervised paintball course creates endless adrenaline rushes and thrills.

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Aspen Mountain

Aspen Mountain in Summer

Aspen Mountain in Summer

Diners at the Sundeck on Aspen Mountain enjoy a sunny, mountaintop lunch

Family Dining with a View

The aptly named Sundeck atop Aspen Mountain has a wide array of lunch options, satisfying even the pickiest eaters with its offerings. And few places in Colorado can match its top-of-the-world view.

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Family hiking on a trail near Snowmass


Like Snowmass, Aspen Mountain's Silver Queen Gondola allows you to get a jump on the elevation gain of several hiking trails. In July, the summit of Aspen Mountain and the adjacent forest is flush with wildflowers, particularly lupine. Join the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies for a free guided hike daily.

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