Aspen, a Colorado city that needs no introduction. This well-known and well-loved city was founded in 1889 during the silver mining boom. Today it is a world-renowned ski town nestled in the White River National Forest. It’s a year-round destination for outdoor enthusiasts looking to take full advantage of all the Colorado Rockies have to offer like hiking, biking, skiing, and trail running. Aspen is also known for its high-end restaurants, shopping, and landmarks like the Wheeler Opera House.
It will cost you a pretty penny to live in Aspen, but it's well worth the investment! The town satisfies the tastes of the most discerning homebuyers and features mountain homes including sprawling cabins in quiet, gated communities.
Aspen is home to four well-known ski destinations:
But there is more to Aspen than world-class skiing and àpres-ski gatherings (although we highly recommend you try both!). Aspen offers plenty of year-round outdoor activities, no matter the season. Your days can be filled with activities that range from rafting to hiking, rock-climbing to fishing, golf to paragliding, and horseback riding to hot-air ballooning!
If hitting the town is your idea of fun, Aspen's downtown retail and theatre scene will not leave you disappointed. There's an activity for everyone.
Aspen Art Museum houses contemporary art and features internal shows.
Aspen Historical Society actively preserves and present Aspen’s history to the community.
The Maroon Bells - Two Elk Mountain peaks that draw big hiking and sightseeing crowds. Did you know the Maroon Bells are one of the most photographed places in Colorado?
To learn more about Aspen, visit the Aspen Chamber of Commerce.
Aspen cuisine has a large range. Take part in its legendary apres-ski festivities or treat yourself to any number of exquisite world-class dining options.
You could travel the world and never come across an outdoor playground that's quite like Aspen. Name any activity and you will find it here! This four-season hotspot offers an abundance of winter, spring, summer, and fall activities that will keep you busy. With four expansive ski resorts, Aspen really shines in the winter. With 300 days of sunshine, you'll spend more time outside than in especially if you enjoy downhill and cross country skiing, snowshoeing, biking, and ice skating!
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