- 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
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98% 3198 votes
Aspen Highlands, Aspen, CO MoreLess Info
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.
99% 600 votes
Aspen, CO 81611 MoreLess Info
Maroon Lake Scenic Trail comprises of both upper and lower loops, which weave around the Maroon Lake and provide panoramic views of the surrounding snow-capped Maroon Bells and the golden aspen.
97% 2180 votes
Hwy 82, 20 miles E of Aspen, Aspen, CO 81611 MoreLess Info
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.
99% 444 votes
Aspen, CO MoreLess Info
Rio Grande Trail is a scenic trail built along the old Denver and Rio Grande Railroad lines and is home to a variety of outdoor activities such as biking, hiking and more, coupled with beautiful views of the nearby Roaring Folk River.
95% 788 votes
near Rio Grande Park, Aspen, CO 81611 MoreLess Info
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.
97% 410 votes
White River National Forest, Aspen, CO 81612 MoreLess Info
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.
93% 704 votes
Aspen, CO 81612 MoreLess Info
Aspen Mountain, locally known as Ajax, is a ski area located within the White River National Forest. Being relatively smaller in size, it offers the visitors the opportunity to experience the early days in recreational skiing.
91% 449 votes
38700 Hwy 82, Aspen, CO 81612 MoreLess Info
Buttermilk Mountain is a popular local venue for skiing and comprises of three distinct ski areas of varying difficulty levels called Tiehack, Main Buttermilk and West Buttermilk.
100% 148 votes
320 East Hyman Avenue, Aspen, CO 81611 MoreLess Info
Aspen Walking Tours organize a variety of informative guided tours such as the Dark Side Tour, Past to Present tours and more, which introduce visitors to the local history and culture of Aspen.
96% 206 votes
520 Durant St, Aspen, CO 81611 MoreLess Info
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.