Aspen locals have a saying, “We came for the winters but we stay for the summers.”   Aspen’s myriad list of summer activities offers  something for every age,  ability, and price point.   Whether you’re into a relaxing day sipping wine at one of the many Al Fresco venues of downtown, or prefer an adventure filled day in the mountains, you’ll find the choices are endless.  Below are some of our favorites.

Mountain Biking & Road Cycling.  The Aspen area provides an abundance of biking trails for every level of mountain biking and road cycling.  From an intense climb up Independence pass to a mellow stroll down the streets of Aspen, cyclists of all ages and abilities can enjoy Aspen’s multiple biking trails and roads.

Hiking.  Hiking in Aspen is a summer ritual.  Whether your into a nice stroll along the Rio Grande, an exhilarating short hike up the Ute Trail or a nice day hike to Cathedral Lake, the Aspen area offers trails of all lengths and difficulty.

River Rafting.   Within a short proximity to Aspen, The Colorado, Roaring Fork and Arkansas Rivers present some of the best river rafting and kayaking in the state of Colorado.  Join Blazing Adventures, or any of the local river rafting companies in Aspen, for a guided trip down Shoshone Rapids on the Colorado River,  the Upper Roaring Fork, Brown’s Canyon or for more advanced rafters Slaughter House Falls and the Numbers.

Fly-Fishing.  From the Frying Pan River, Roaring Fork, Colorado and Crystal rivers you can enjoy the best Fly Fishing Colorado offers all within the Roaring Fork Valley.   Guide Trips are typically available on all the local rivers.

Golfing.  Aspen offers several golf courses within a short proximity to the North of Nell.  The Aspen Golf Club is just a mile away.  While the Maroon Creek Club and Snowmass Club are also within 6 miles from the center of Aspen.

Tennis.  The Aspen Golf Club offers six clay tennis courts located at 39551 Highway 82, as well as two hard courts at Iselin Park.  Hours of operation:  8:30 AM to 7:00 PM Monday – Friday,  May through September 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Saturday & Sunday

Horseback Riding.  The T-Lazy 7 Ranch located just several miles from the North of Nell, has a menu of horseback rides to chose from.   Experience an hour ride, dinner ride, adventure ride, wagon ride or pony ride for the little ones to name just a few.

Jeep Tours.  Jeep Tours are an easy way to see the beautiful scenery around Aspen.  Reserve a 1/2 day, 3/4 day or Scenic & Historic Tour of the Aspen Area.

Rock Climbing

Hot Air Ballooning

Historic Tours

Shopping & Art Galleries