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  1. Independence Pass Cross-Country Skiing

    Aspen

    Aspen’s famed Highway 82, which climbs over the 12,095-foot Independence Pass, closes for the winter months and provides Nordic skiers and snowshoers with an excellent opportunity enjoy the majestic, snow peaks that bookend the Roaring Fork Valley.

  2. Rio Grande Cross-Country Skiing

    Aspen

    In the winter months sections of the trail from Aspen to Basalt are groomed for cross-country skiing. Dogs are allowed on the 7.3-mile stretch of trail from Aspen to Woody Creek, and it’s possible to ski all the way to Emma in Basalt, which is a little more than 12 miles from the Aspen trailhead.

  3. Four Corners Mountain Biking

    Aspen

    If you’re looking for a full-day of mountain biking (or hiking), Smuggler to Four Corners is Aspen’s best option. This profile will explore the route from a mountain biking perspective, but it’s also a great hike for the adventurous-minded. Mountain bikers can choose to stick with the standard 12-mile route or make it as long as 19 miles with several challenging add-ons.

  4. 10th Mountain Division Huts - Aspen Area

    Aspen

    Aspen offers access to several of Colorado’s famous 10th Mountain Division Hut Association. Named for and dedicated to the soldiers who trained in the area for high-alpine combat in the Italian Alps during World War II, the 10th Mountain Division Hut system provides physically fit and experienced backcountry skiers and hikers, and six to 16 of their friends, with the opportunity to tour/skin, snowshoe and hike to these incredible, off-grid cabins.

  5. Braun and Friends Hut

    Aspen

    The Braun and Friends Huts are all situated around Aspen and are an associated sub-section of the 10th Mountain Division Hut Association. 10th Mountain Division Huts can be found throughout the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and are named for and dedicated to the soldiers who trained in the area for high-alpine combat in the Italian Alps during World War II.

  6. Maroon Creek Road Cross-Country Skiing

    Aspen

    Maroon Creek Road is a great venue for the intermediate to advanced cross-country skier looking for a long excursion and some of North America’s best views. Skiing the full six miles from T-Lazy 7 Ranch yields epic winter scenery of the Maroon Bells, one of the most photographed mountains in the country. Many skiers will even pack a picnic lunch and enjoy it at the Bells.

  7. Ute Trail Hiking

    Aspen

    The Ute Trail is not for the faint of heart. This steep, heavily used trail, located on the southeast side of Aspen ascends 700 feet in just .9 miles. Many Aspen locals hike up the Ute daily to stay in top physical condition.

  8. Ute Trail Running

    Aspen

    The Ute Trail is Aspen's most challenging trail run. This steep, heavily used trail features sharp switchbacks, large rooks and rocks in some places, located on the southeast side of Aspen, ascends 700 feet in less than a mile. Many runners use the scenic rock outcropping at their turnaround, located at the .9-mile mark, and others continue for another 2,300 feet to the summit of Aspen Mountain, also known as Ajax Mountain. Many Aspen locals run up the Ute daily to stay in top physical condition.

  9. Red Butte Hiking

    Aspen

    Located just 2.5 miles from downtown Aspen, the Red Butte Trail offers hikers a quick .6-mile jaunt. The Red Butte Trail climbings along Red Butte mountain, the red-hued mound that rises out of the western edges of Aspen.

  10. Maroon Creek Road Running

    Aspen

    Runners looking for a moderate road climb and spectacular views will truly enjoy a run up Maroon Creek Road. After ascending for nearly eight miles from Aspen's roundabout, runners round a bend and are rewarded with one of North America's best views: the 14,000-foot Maroon Bells. In September, the run is especially spectacular thanks to the brilliant aspen leaves and snow-capped peaks.

  11. Ashcroft Road Running

    Aspen

    Castle Creek Road provides road runners access to a long, stunning valley with views of soaring peaks, groves of aspen and spruce, and ultimately, to the famous ghost town of Ashcroft. The run is considered difficult, as there is a decent amount of climbing, more than 12 miles one way or 24 miles roundtrip.

  12. Aspen to Snowmass Road Running

    Aspen

    Thanks to Aspen's extensive paved bike path system, it's possible to run from Aspen to Snowmass without the interference or distraction of passing cars. Starting from the bike route on Hopkins Avenue in downtown Aspen, runners can easily navigate their way to Snowmass and enjoy views of the gorgeous Roaring Fork Valley, Aspen Golf Course, Maroon and Castle Creeks, the Aspen Airport and the spectacular meadows along Owl Creek Road.

  13. Little Cloud Hiking

    Aspen

    Offering great views of downtown Aspen and a lovely jaunt through a pine forest and wildflower fields, the Little Cloud Trail is among Aspen's most accessible and shortest hikes. Little Cloud begins from Midland Trail, a former railroad track that is now used for commuter bikers and walkers.

  14. Little Cloud Trail Running

    Aspen

    Offering great views of downtown Aspen and a lovely jaunt through a pine forest and wildflower fields, the Little Cloud Trail is among Aspen's most accessible and shortest trail runs. Little Cloud begins from Midland Trail, a former railroad track that is now used for commuter bikers and walkers. Little Cloud is situated at the base of Shadow Mountain, the rocky, sharp ridgeline that juts out from Aspen Mountain on the western side of town.

  15. Ajax Trail Running

    Aspen

    Offering great views of downtown Aspen and a lovely jaunt through scrub oak and wildflower fields, Ajax Trail is among Aspen's most accessible and shortest trail runs. Beginning from Midland Trail, a former railroad track that is now used for commuter bikers and walkers, the Ajax trailhead is conveniently located in southwest downtown Aspen.

  16. Mount Sopris Hiking

    Aspen

    Situated south of Carbondale, where the Crystal River meets the Roaring Fork River, is one of Colorado’s most majestic mountain. Despite it’s towering, wide silhouette, Mount Sopris tops out at 13,000 feet. Although relatively moderate 12-mile roundtrip hike up Sopris takes a full day, so it's important to begin the journey early in the day.

  17. Mount Sopris Trail Running

    Aspen

    Mount Sopris is a tough hike and an even tougher trail run -- but that shouldn't stop you from giving it a go!

  18. Ruedi Reservoir Camping

    Aspen

    For a camping experience that blends lake views, mountain vistas, world-class fly fishing, hiking trails and water sports Ruedi is a top-of-mind choice. Located an hours’ drive from Aspen in the White River National Forest, Ruedi Reservoir offers campers 26 campsites available to tents and RVs less than 32 feet in the Mollie B. Family Campground.

  19. Independence Pass Fat Biking

    Aspen

    Aspen’s famed Highway 82, which climbs over the 12,095-foot Independence Pass, closes for the winter months and provides fat bikers and other recreationalists with an excellent opportunity enjoy the majestic, snowy peaks that bookend the headwaters of the Roaring Fork Valley.

  20. Independence Pass Fat Biking

    Aspen

    Aspen’s famed Highway 82, which climbs over the 12,095-foot Independence Pass, closes for the winter months and provides fat bikers and other recreationalists with an excellent opportunity enjoy the majestic, snowy peaks that bookend the headwaters of the Roaring Fork Valley.

  21. Independence Pass Cycling

    Aspen

    For cyclists, Independence Pass/Highway 82 is one of the best and most challenging climbs in Colorado. "Indy' Pass is the 4th highest paved road in the state and it travels through spectacular mountain scenery, including the Elk Mountains and Collegiate Peaks. From downtown Aspen, cyclists will climb 4,200 feet with a max grade of seven percent for 19 miles climb to the summit. Aside from the challenging climb, the biggest challenge while cycling up Independence Pass is the narrow, rough, and shoulder-less road.

  22. Maroon Creek Road Cycling

    Aspen

    Cyclists looking for a moderate climb and spectacular views will truly enjoy a road ride up Maroon Creek Road. After pedaling uphill for nearly eight miles from the roundabout, cyclists round a bend and are rewarded with one of North America's best views: the 14,000-foot Maroon Bells. In September, the ride is especially spectacular thanks to the brilliant aspen leaves and snow-capped peaks.

  23. Glenwood Springs Wave SUP

    Aspen

    This man-made park manipulates the natural river, making for a unique wave park for all sorts of whitewater fun.

  24. Snowmass Bike Park

    Aspen

    The Snowmass Bike Park offers both lift access to progressive downhill trails and access to one of Aspen’s favorite cross-country mountain bike trails, Government. The Elk Camp Gondola and Elk Camp Chairlift run daily late-June through early-September and on weekends through the end of September.

  25. Red Butte Trail Running

    Aspen

    Located just 2.5 miles from downtown Aspen, the Red Butte Trail offers trail runners a quick .6-mile jaunt. The Red Butte Trail climbs along Red Butte mountain, the red-hued mound that rises out of the western edges of Aspen.