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Aspen Summer Activities


Breathtaking adventures in Aspen await you

Aspen offers boundless indoor and outdoor adventures during the summer months. From hiking and biking majestic locales such as Independence Pass and Maroon Bells to whitewater rafting and fly-fishing, Aspen summer activities offer something for everyone. And don't forget about amazing cultural opportunities at the Aspen Institute, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, or the Aspen Music Festival.

Aspen Summer Recommendations

There's so much to do in Aspen during the summer. On long summer days, as the mountains shed their snow, you can play golf, go whitewater rafting, and listen to a symphony all in one day. Discover the Roaring Fork Valley's famous arts, exciting outdoor adventure, and world-class entertainment! Below are a number of great summer activities that our concierge desk recommends to guests. If you have additional questions or require any type assistance, call our concierge desk at (970) 429-2449.

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Aspen Recreation Center
(970) 544-4100
The Aspen Recreation Center is a full-service fitness and recreation facility with activities for the whole family, including an indoor pool with a lazy river and water slide. Guests of Frias Properties receive complimentary access for the duration of their stay.
Red Brick Recreation Center
(970) 920-5140
Located in Aspen's West End, just a few blocks from downtown, the Red Brick offers indoor fitness classes for adults and lots of fun activities for kids. Guests of Frias Properties receive complimentary access for the duration of their stay.
Aspen Music Festival and School
(970) 925-9042
Founded during the same era as Aspen's ski areas, the Aspen Music Festival and School has brought high culture to the high country for nearly seven decades. The summer season runs for eight weeks and includes more than 400 classical music events attended by more than 100,000 audience members.
Whitewater rafting
With more than 45 years of experience providing outdoor activities in Colorado, Blazing Adventures is the most knowledgeable Aspen and Snowmass whitewater rafting and outdoor adventure company.
Aspen Whitewater Rafting
(866) 377-4837
Aspen Whitewater Rafting offers the perfect Roaring Fork rafting getaway, offering packages for all skill levels. Their professional staff have been guiding river tours in the Roaring Fork Valley for more than 20 years.
Aspen Golf Club
(970) 429-2869
The Aspen Golf Club is located two miles from downtown Aspen. The course accommodates all levels of play with four sets of tees. The design of the course is a "Parkland style," which is defined by undulating greens with water coming into play on 14 of 18 holes.
Aspen Tennis Club
(970) 429-2869
The Aspen Tennis Club offers a total of eight tennis courts just mintues from downtown Aspen. Courts are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily from May through October, weather permitting. Courts are open to the public and can be reserved.
Lost Forest
During the summer months, the Lost Forest at the top of the Elk Camp Gondola at Snowmass presents a variety of fun and challenging experiences for outdoor adventurers, including zip lines, biking trails, climbing walls, disc golf, rope challenges, and a thrilling alpine coaster.