Snowmass’ world-class, lift-served bike park, cross-country biking trails, hiking trails, disc-golf course, free weekly outdoor concerts, famed festivals and a vast array of convenient base village accommodations are just a few examples of what makes summer in Snowmass unforgettable. Snowmass is located just eight miles from Aspen, so summer guests can easily experience the mountain town's hiking and biking trails, events, shopping, nightlife and dining.
Snowmass offers many exceptional hiking experiences. In fact, many of Snowmass’ best hiking trails can be enjoyed right from the Base Village or from the top of Elk Camp. Hikers at Snowmass can expect fields of purple columbine and views of some of Colorado’s highest peaks.
The Elk Camp Gondola provides all ages and levels with lift-served access to a collection of green, blue and black diamond downhill trails. Cross-country mountain bikers can start pedaling right from the Snowmass Mall or Base Village. Those aiming to experience a more lackadaisical kind of biking should set aside time to enjoy a guided, downhill cruiser tour from the Maroon Bells. After snapping a couple photos of the legendary 14,000-foot peaks, you’re treated to a 12-mile cruise down the smooth, paved Maroon Creek Road.
For Snowmass’ most exhilarating summer experience, book a whitewater rafting excursion on Roaring Fork River or on the nearby Colorado and Arkansas rivers. Full day and morning or afternoon half-day trips are available, and guests can select trips based on your experience and comfort—all levels are welcome!
Sit back and enjoy the view—and ride—on a jeep tour. Excursions range from trips deep into the backcountry to on-resort tours. During the ride, knowledgeable guides explain local history and point out local flora and fauna. Morning half-day trips, sunset dinners and full-day adventures are available—no experience required.
Experience the Colorado River through picturesque Glenwood Canyon in a whole new way, with a morning half-day guided stand up paddleboard tour. SUPing not only provides the thrill of the floating the river, it’s also a great workout! During the tour, you’ll learn balancing, paddling, maneuvering and safety techniques in gentle class I and II waters.
Getting to Aspen is easy. Located in the beautiful Roaring Fork Valley in west-central Colorado there are many options on how to get to your Aspen Snowmass Vacation.
Fly directly into the Aspen airport (ASE) for the greatest of convenience . Or fly in and hop in a rental car or shuttle from Grand Junction airport, Eagle County airport or Denver International Airport.
Getting to Aspen by car is simple via Interstate 70 and Highway 82. Aproximately 1 hour 30 min from Eagle, 2 hours and 10 min from Grand Junction and 4 hours from Denver International.