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.
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.
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.LEARN MORE
Lost Forest Explorers Parents, enjoy a day to yourselves while your kids get lost in fun! Kids ages 8-17 will be guided through the Lost Forest to experience the Treeline Trial Challenge Course and the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster. They'll come home telling stories of their alpine adventures, new friends, and delicious food.
CAMP ASPEN SNOWMASS
From learning to improve their mountain biking skills, to building model rockets, to overnight campouts, your kids will love Camp Aspen Snowmass in summer.Ways to Save:
Purchase a Camp Validation Pass online to save 50% off the daily walk-up rate.LEARN MORE
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.Learn more
Available to groups or kids ages 8 and up, our organized and supervised paintball course creates endless adrenaline rushes and thrills.Learn more
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.Learn more
Live Music on a Mountain Top
Throughout the summer, the summit of Aspen Mountain is filled with the sounds of music on weekends. It begins on Saturday at 1pm, when classical music takes center stage in our mountain meadow. Then on Sundays, let the little ones jig and groove it out during our Bluegrass Sundays concert series, held at noon outside the Sundeck.Learn more
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.Learn more
When you are done having fun on the mountain, descend the Silver Queen Gondola right back to the heart of downtown Aspen. Play in the fountains, explore the miniature creeks that flow down pedestrian-only Cooper and Hyman Avenues, check out the Aspen Art Museum, and go for a family bike ride. The adventures in town are endless.Learn more