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Nature Programs at Aspen Snowmass

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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.

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

Aspen Mountain Hike

Aspen Mountain nature
ACES naturalists lead these free, 45-minute walks along Richmond Ridge from the top of Aspen Mountain. Learn about the native trees, birds and animals that thrive in the high-alpine environment, as well as mining history on the mountain. The hike covers 1 mile and only 100 feet in elevation gain, making it a great introduction to hiking in the Rockies.

  • Where: Meet at the top of Silver Queen Gondola, Aspen Mountain
  • When: Daily on the hour from 11am–3pm, June 15 - Sep 2

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Snowmass Guided Hikes

Snowmass nature
Enjoy two guided hikes with a naturalist from the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) this summer. The Wildflower Hike begins at 10am and will last approximately two hours along the beginner-friendly nature trail. Explore the diverse flora and fauna as you weave through alpine meadows and forests. The Ice Age Hike begins at 1pm and will last 2 hours on the Discovery Trail. Learn about the incredible ice age discovery as you hike adjacent to the dig site.

  • Where: Meet outside in the Snowmass Mall
  • When: Daily, 10 am Nature Trail and 1 pm Discovery Trail, June 17 - August 31
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