- TripBuzz found 56 things to do with kids in or near Aspen, Colorado, including 33 fun activities for kids in nearby cities within 25 miles like Crested Butte, Snowmass Village, Gunnison and Leadville.
- From Aspen Mountain to Aspen Skiing Company, the Aspen area offers 61 different types of family activities, including: Hiking Trails, Mountains, Ghost Towns and Skiing & Snowboarding.
- Aspen acts as one of the central tourist areas for the entire state of Colorado. Its location in the middle of the Rocky Mountains make it a prime ski resort with four major moutains from which to choose. Summer outdoor recreational activities are also available when snow has left the mountains, including hiking, mountain biking, mine exploration, and white water rafting on the Roaring Fork River.
Made of a large mountain recreational complex, the Aspen Skiing Company was integrated into the resort in 1946 as the site's ski club and school. There are still ski and snowboarding schools along with special events and mountain terrains.
The primary whitewater rafting company in the region is the Aspen Whitewater Rafting company. The business has been guiding visitors for over 20 years along the local rivers on personalized adventures that focus on small group sizes.
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.
The first prospector arrived in Leadville in 1880 claiming to have found silver, so over the course of the next three years, he was joined by 1,999 other people, but by 1900 men were spending their time hunting and drinking instead. Visitors can visit the ghost town.
All that remains of this gold-mining town that sprang up in the mountains of Aspen Colorado is the Independence Ghost Town. After a short lived gold mining operation, brave visitors can explore the abandoned buildings and possibly meet any residents that were left behind.
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.
Maroon Bells is a mountain range in Colorado made up of mudstone which give the mountains its distinct maroon color. The site also includes the famous scenic overlook of the mountains from the Mountain Creek Valley which is believed to be the most-photographed spot in Colorado.