- Our list of the best things to do in Aspen, Colorado, features the top 72 nearby activities — including 49 great attractions with user approval ratings of 90% or more!
- Aspen, CO has a variety of great sights and experiences nearby. Top categories include: Outdoor Places, Adventures, Water Activities, and Sights & Landmarks.
- The results below include the top 31 things to do within the city of Aspen, CO , followed by 41 popular activities in nearby cities, including Crested Butte, Snowmass Village, Leadville, Gunnison and Vail
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.
Independence Pass is the highest paved crossing of the Continental Divide in the country which passes through the Rocky Mountains and offers beautiful views of Mount Elbert and the surrounding alpine tundra landscape. Visitors can also enjoy rock climbing and backcountry skiing here.
The John Denver Sanctuary stands as a memorial to the famous musician and comprises of a walking trail which weaves around multiple rocks and boulders that have lyrics of the musician's songs etched on them.
Aspen Highlands is a local ski resort better known for playing host to the Highland Bowl owing to its challenging experts-only terrain. It also offers panoramic views of the surrounding Maroon Bells mountain range.
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.