- 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.
Aspen Recreation Center features a variety of classes from guitar playing to karate lessons and amenities that include a cardio room, weight room, rock climbing tower, and two pools with lap lanes, a lazy river, and water slides.
At Aspen Brewing Company, visitors can sample seasonal ales and IPA beers in their tasting room. They often feature local artists that paint live and have card games available for guests to play while they enjoy a beer.
Originally opened in the early 1900s, Isis Theater is a four-screen movie theater that displays first-run feature films. The theater offers all digital projection and sound, stadium seating and a snack bar with food and drinks.
Aspen Art Museum is a non-collecting institution that presents new, important evolutions in international contemporary art. They provide innovative, timely exhibitions, education and public programs, immersive activities and community happenings that actively engage audiences in art, culture and society.
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48 Snowmass Village Mal, Snowmass Village, CO 81615 MoreLess Info
Arranging an array of excursions, Snowmass Whitewater Raft Trips specializes in river experiences. Some trip options include a casual river float or a more adventurous, thrilling rafting ride. Choose morning or afternoon trips, and full or half days.
The Anderson Ranch Arts Center hosts painting and drawing, ceramics, photography, new media, and sculpture workshops. The location, which also sells prints of the artwork developed on-site, hosts visiting artists and critics.
Designed for cyclers, the Government Trail, near Snowmass Village, Colorado offers a single track ride among aspen trees from Snowmass to the Buttermilk ski area in Aspen. The Reverse Government ride (from Buttermilk) is more of an uphill climb.
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130 Kearns Road, Snowmass Village, CO 81615 MoreLess Info
At the Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center, visitors can learn about the ice age through creative displays and interactive programming. The location houses fossils, with an on-site interpreter offering information on the bone preservation process.