Roaring Fork Valley Attractions
Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass ski areas are the most popular attractions in the Aspen area but are far from being the only ones. The Maroon Bells are some of the most photographed mountains in North America and are a popular destination. In addition to the restored historic buildings within the town of Aspen, the well-preserved ghost towns of Ashcroft and Independence offer a scenic outing and a glimpse into the region's rich mining history. The Roaring Fork, the Crystal, and the Frying Pan Rivers provide anglers with some of the best trout fishing in the country. Independence Pass, a main summer route into town, Castle Creek Road to Ashcroft, and Maroon Creek Road are all paved roads offering spectacular scenery.