I fell in love with Aspen Snowmass, Colorado. It was the vision I’ve had for years of my perfect mountain town appeared for me – warm, friendly, homegrown, small-town, perfect for families, and unpretentious.

Although considered a winter destination because of its world-class ski slopes, I found there are plenty of things to do in Snowmass no matter the time of year you visit.

Things to Do in Snowmass, Colorado in Summer

Here are some of the top attractions in Snowmass for a summer vacation. You can also do these attractions in the Spring and Fall.

Go Bike Riding along the Roaring Forks River

Blazing Adventures took us along the Rio Grande Trail, which follows the region’s historic old rail line, extends over 80 miles between Aspen and Glenwood Springs.

Enjoy A Campfire and BBQ Evening at Rock Bottom Ranch

Colorado Rockies. BBQ. Craft Beer. Fire. Lassoing demonstration. Can you have a better experience in Colorado?

Take A Morning Hike to Yin Yang Lookout

The Yin Yang Lookout offers incredible 360-degree views of Snowmass, Mt. Daly, Capital Peak and down on Ziegler Reservoir (site of the Ice Age Discovery).

Visit the Anderson Ranch Arts Center and Gallery

The artists come from all around the world to attend workshops and stay at the ranch and its beautiful surrounds.

Drive the Independence Pass Scenic Drive

What a way to finish off an incredible Snowmass experience by taking the Independence Pass road back to Denver. It’s quicker than the highway and far more beautiful.

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