One of the things that makes Aspen so special is all of the exciting things to do here. It regularly draws people of almost any interest level and any age to enjoy anything from a bike ride to sightseeing, and special events like concerts to outdoor recreation. Aspen Mountain is a particularly fun area to hang out especially during the summer month.
This summer season at Aspen Mountain, you’ll find families of all ages enjoying activities together that will offer memories for a lifetime. Take part in activities like gondola rides, guided bus tours, and cruiser bike rentals where you’ll really get a taste of summer in Aspen for 2016. Here is a look at the activities you can enjoy here.
Biking at Aspen Mountain
If you’re feeling particularly fit and want to enjoy some active summer fun, you’ll love the Perfect Summer Packages offered in the area. Most of the packages include biking of some sort, whether you’re looking for a mountain biking experience or a relaxing cruiser rental.
Try the Perfect Summer Package plus downhill for just under $100 per adult which includes 3 days of unlimited on-mountain activities, a bus tour departing from the Aspen Highlands, a half-day downhill bike rental, and a $10 lunch voucher. You can make it a long weekend with the kids where you’ll be bike riding and sightseeing the whole time.
You can do the same package but add the clinic option for $125, which will offer you the same package with the addition of a 1-day Bike Snowmass ticket and half-day downhill bike rental from Four Mountain Sports. You can also go with a smaller package that gives you the basic Perfect Summer Package and the added Cruiser option for $55.80 or the added XC/Road Bike Rental for $73.80. These packages will include a half-day rental for the cross country/road bike type of rental or a cruiser bike.
Sightseeing with loved ones
If biking isn’t up your alley this summer, perhaps you’d be more interested in just general sightseeing with loved ones. You can get the Perfect Summer Package minus the bike rental to still enjoy 3 days of mountain fun. You can get this package for $28.80 which will include a bus tour with Maroon Bells, 3 days of unlimited rides with on-mountain activities, and a $10 lunch voucher at the Elk Camp/Sundeck. You’ll love the 3 days of unlimited gondola rides with beautiful scenery to take in and free activities all at once. The guided bus tour will offer a majestic look at Maroon Bells.
Speaking of the Sundeck, this restaurant is a great way to enjoy beautiful views while enjoying a meal with friends. Check it out at the top of the Aspen Mountain where you can enjoy something from the full lunch menu like grilled items, vegetarian dishes, or fresh sandwiches. On the weekends you can enjoy wok selections and all week you can enjoy homemade pizza, desserts, and beverages. It’s a great way to sit on a sun-filled deck while watching the scenic views.
After you’ve refueled with a meal at Sundeck, you’ll probably want to take a guided nature walk or go sightseeing on the hiking trails. The top of the mountain has some of the best hiking and walking trails that you can stroll on a self-guided stroll. You can also take a 45-minute nature walk for free from the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies with a naturalist starting at the top of the Silver Queen Gondola.
You really can’t beat the Silver Queen Gondola on Aspen Mountain where many go to really see and experience Aspen. It will take you to the summit of Ajax in minutes where you’ll have the option to enjoy beautiful views, take a naturalist walk, and relax.
Events and happenings
In addition to recreation and sightseeing, some people love to visit the area for the fun events and activities going on. Take the Silver Queen Gondola to enjoy shopping, galleries, and incredible cuisine. Some people like to head to the top of the mountain and try a yoga class at the Sundeck overlooking the Elk Mountains. Experience a free disc golf game at no other than the highest point in North America for the game or stop in for a bluegrass concert on Sundays on top of Aspen Mountain.
The kids will love the Eurobungy trampoline and climbing wall, the Kite Building on Wednesdays, the ACES kids program with live animals on Mondays, and the juggling workshop on Thursdays. You can’t beat the panoramic views while you take part in these activities and more at Aspen Mountain.
This summer, you’ll want to make time for some summer fun that will be like no one else’s. check out Aspen Mountain from June 25th-October 2nd in Aspen, CO.