Recreation

Aspen Area Things to Do

While downhill skiing and snowboarding are Aspen's best known recreational pursuits, winter enthusiasts are not restricted to the formal constraints of the mountains. Backcountry skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, winter hut trips, and snow camping opportunities in this region rival any in the country. When the snow melts, Aspen offers an abundance of opportunities for hiking, backpacking, camping, mountain biking, rock climbing, fly-fishing, horseback riding, kayaking, whitewater rafting, hunting, and paragliding. A visitor to the Aspen area can find high quality permutations of almost every outdoor activity imaginable.