Nature Programs

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 13 - September 6
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Snowmass Guided Hikes

Wildflower Hike & Ice Age Discover Hike

Snowmass nature
Enjoy two different guided hikes with a naturalist from the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES) this summer. The Wildflower Hike begins at 10am, and the Ice Age Discovery Hike begins at 1pm. Both walks last approximately two hours, and are sure to bring you outstanding vistas of Snowmass Mountain.

  • Where: Meet outside the Ice Age Discovery Center on the Snowmass Mall
  • When: Daily at 10 am and 1 pm, June 13 - September 7
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