Travel Guide: Aspen

If you’re looking to book a Summer vacation full of daily activities, Aspen is the place! From the amazing restaurants, fun bars/clubs, and the best shopping, to the vigorous hiking, mountain biking, dirt biking, and all the other workouts you can imagine, there is something for everyone here. Aspen is the place where you’ll party the night away, but be up early the next day to hike to the top of the mountain for the best views imaginable — just don’t forget your water and bear spray!


Aspen is the ultimate place to stay in shape and work up a sweat! Your schedule is likely to be packed with a mix of these activities. 

  • North Hunter Creek Trail
  • Ute Rock Trail
  • Ajax Mountain
  • Smuggler Mountain Road
  • Cathedral Lake Trail
  • American Lake Trail
  • Crystal Mill Trail
  • The Grotto Trail
  • Lincoln Lake Trail
  • Maroon Lake
  • Weller Lake Trail
  • Crater Lake Trail
  • River Run Trail
  • Spiral Point via Rim Trail South


  • Rent mountain bikes and ride down Snowmass Mountain
  • Bike all the way up to the Maroon Bells for an intense workout
  • Book a class at the Aspen Dirt Bike School to learn how to ride dirt bikes
  • Bike along the Rio Grande Trail for a long and relaxing ride



  • Head over to A-10 Oriental Massage for a foot massage after an intense day of hiking
  • If you like the full spa experience, you can’t go wrong with the spas at the Little Nell, St. Regis, and Hotel Jerome


In Aspen, there is no shortage of incredible restaurants. No matter where you go, you’ll be eating delicious food. 

  • Clark’s Oyster Bar
  • Duemani
  • Betula
  • Cache Cache
  • Casa Tua
  • White House Tavern
  • Matsuhisa
  • French Alpine Bistro
  • Steakhouse No. 316
  • Meat & Cheese
  • Ajax Tavern
  • Bear Den
  • Paradise Bakery
  • Jus
  • Woody Creek Tavern
  • Hometeam BBQ
  • Hickory House
  • Poppycock’s
  • Mezzaluna


Don’t think you’re going to be getting a lot of sleep while you’re here! Nightlife in Aspen is always fun. 

  • Caribou Club
  • Bootsy Bellows
  • Hooch
  • Casa Tua
  • Escobar
  • Dante
  • Aspen Tap
  • Betula
  • Belly Up
  • 7908


You can’t go to Aspen without visiting the local boutiques. Most brand-name stores have outposts in Aspen, but the real gems are the local stores where you can get custom cowboy hats and cool hiking and workout gear.

  • Kemo Sabe
  • Pitkin County Dry Goods
  • Res Ipsa
  • Ute Mountaineer
  • O2 Aspen
  • Aspen Athleisure


Renting a house is the ideal way to stay in Aspen, but if you prefer a hotel vacation, there are plenty to choose from.

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