Summer Restaurants Guide
Aspen's world-class dining scene and Snowmass Village's thriving new heart combine to give diner's hundreds of options. Below is a quick introduction, starting with lunch and après spots you can enjoy on the mountain, as well as some treasured places to savor the season's bounty across the Roaring Fork Valley.
Located at the top of the Elk Camp Gondola, the Elk Camp Restaurant shines a light on local Colorado ingredients, as well as American cuisine and healthy options. Enjoy a lengthy selection of beverages from the expansive deck. Mountain bike trails, disc golf, the Breathtaker and the Lost Forest are all just steps away.
The Sundeck always lives up to its name, but especially in summer. Take the Silver Queen Gondola up to the top of Aspen Mountain, order from any of the gourmet dining stations, and then take in the priceless views from the patio. Note: The Sundeck is undergoing renovations and will be closed for much of the summer 2020.
At the Base
Situated at the base of Aspen Mountain, Ajax Tavern is world-famous for its après-ski scene, but in summer, the vibe is noticeably more mellow. Enjoy seasonal cuisine and a world-class wine list with up-close views of the mountain.
Renowned for its top-flight service and acclaimed wine program, Element 47 dazzles in the summer with fresh ingredients sourced from nearby Colorado farms and ranches, as well as a lovely view over the garden.
Not to be missed is Snowmass Village. While quieter than Aspen, the quality of Snowmass Village's restaurants is top-notch.
Learn more about these dining scenes from our friends at the Aspen Resort Chamber Association and Snowmass Tourism via the links below.