Guide To 4th Of July At Aspen Snowmass

Aspen Fourth of July

Fourth of July celebrations in Aspen and Snowmass Village are just around the corner, so we thought we’d put together a quick guide to our Independence Day festivities. If your vision of Fourth of July four-day weekend includes excellent food, a red-white-and-blue parade and an illuminating laser show and DJ in downtown Aspen — complemented with ample time on some of Colorado’s very best trails — then you have come to the right place.

Here are some highlights of the upcoming weekend, plus some tips for making the most of it.

On-Mountain Fun All Weekend Long

Aspen Fourth of July - Mountain Biking
The Elk Camp and Silver Queen Gondolas at Snowmass and Aspen Mountain will be operating on summer hours from 9am to 4pm every day, giving adventure-seekers quick and easy access to the splendor of our mountain landscape.

Learn more about lift and gondola tickets and hours.

There’s plenty to occupy your Fourth of July Weekend at Snowmass. Ride the extensive trails at the Snowmass Bike Park, dine at Elk Camp Restaurant or enjoy the bevy of free on-mountain activities. Over the Fourth, the wildflowers are usually blooming like crazy across the mountain (particularly on Vista Trail) with plenty of columbine peeping for hikers.

Over on Aspen Mountain, the Silver Queen Gondola takes you to the summit for that unprecedented view from the Sundeck, as well as hiking trails, disc golf and live music on the mountain on Saturday and Sunday.

Note that on the Fourth of July, the Silver Queen Gondola will be closing early at 2pm (last ride down at 2:30pm). The Sundeck will also close at 2:00pm.

The Old Fashioned Fourth Of July Celebration

Aspen Fourth of July - Old Fashioned
Aspen loves a good party, and when it comes to the Fourth of July, we take it to the streets with an all-day affair decked in red, white and blue.
The day starts early at Rio Grande Park with the 33rd Annual Boogies Buddy Race, a 5-mile run and 1-mile family walk to raise funds for the Buddy Program, which creates mentoring opportunities for youth in the Roaring Fork Valley.

Aspen Saturday Market

Aspen Fourth of July - Saturday Market
Savor the weekend with a flavorful bite of farm-fresh goodies. Fourth of July just happens to correspond with Colorado’s best season for produce, so get your weekend started right with locally grown treats at the Aspen Saturday Market (June 29 and July 6, 2019), held in downtown Aspen. Listen to live music while you peruse food stalls flush with gourmet treats, crafts and more. Runs from 8am to 3pm at the corners of Galena & Hyman, Galena & Hopkins and Hopkins & Hunter. Learn more.

Tips For Getting Around

Given all of these events and the holiday weekend, Aspen and Snowmass Village will once again be a popular place to enjoy the Fourth of July. As a result, parking can be at a premium, but there are three fun and affordable ways to get around and enjoy the weekend hassle-free.


Take advantage of RFTA’s free parking at the Brush Creek Park & Ride, where you can hop on the free bus into Aspen or take the free bus to Snowmass Village.


You can also make good use of the We-Cycle bikes stationed all across town. This community bike sharing program offers flexible pricing (depending on how often you need to use a bike) and gives you a fun way to explore town. The first 30 minutes are free, so for short jaunts, they are a no-brainer!