- The list below includes 51 free or cheap things to do in or near Aspen, Colorado, including 63 different types of inexpensive activities like Hiking Trails, Mountains, Ghost Towns and Movie Theaters.
- From Maroon Bells to Maroon Lake Scenic Trail, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Aspen and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Crested Butte, Snowmass Village, Gunnison and Vail.
In addition to a variety of whitewater trips for varying levels of skill and experience, The Adventure Company also offers ATV tours, hot air balloon flights, mountain biking, scenic trail rides, rock climbing, kayaking and more.
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With American Adventure Expeditions, visitors can choose from a range of outdoor activities which include family friendly and high adventure rafting trips as well as other off river adventures such as zipline and atv tours, horseback riding, mountain bike tours and more.
Wilderness Aware Rafting offers whitewater rafting trips on the five state rivers as well as on the Salt River in Arizona. They also organize zip-line tours, horseback rides and mountain bike trips to the Rocky Mountains.
Located in the famous ski town of the same name, Breckenridge Distillery has been winning awards for their Bourbon and Vodka since 2011. Stop by for a tasting at their 4,000 square foot distillery and see what all the fuss is about.
Frisco Historic Park & Museum is home to multiple historic structures, such as an old church, a general store and multiple log cabins, within the park as well as a diverse range of exhibits depicting local history that are housed in the Schoolhouse Museum.
A glass blowing studio and gallery, Gatherhouse is artist John Hudnut's studio. Hudnut offers lessons in glass blowing, and conducts frequent demonstrations that are open to the public. His works are available for purchase.
The Paddle Colorado offers the scenic view of the historical Upper Colorado River and experience the exhilarating canyons and class II and III rapids. Paddle Colorado is perfect for first timers paddlers and families who want to experience the great adventure the Colorado River can provide.