Aspen Area Attractions, Things to Do and See in Aspen
Aspen has many attractions visitors will want to visit while on vacation in Aspen. With so many attractions, we listed only the most popular attractions in Aspen. Attractions include world-famous ski resorts, hiking, shopping, amusement parks, zoos, popular landmarks, museums, historic districts, water parks and more.
Recommended Things to Do in Aspen
Aspen Mountain ("Ajax"), Aspen
Known as "the athlete's mountain," expert skiers flock to its challenging slopes.
Attraction type: Ski area; Downhill ski area; Mountain
Buttermilk Mountain, Aspen
Buttermilk is one of the best places in Aspen to learn to ski, brush up on your skills or just relax and take in the stunning scenery.
Attraction type: Downhill ski area; Ski area; Mountain
Aspen Highlands, Aspen
A local favorite, the Highlands specialize in steep trails but also offer easier trails for novices.
Attraction type: Downhill ski area; Ski area
Aspen Art Museum, Aspen
The museum's picturesque setting on the Rio Grande Trail rivals its impressive collection of contemporary art.
Attraction type: Art museum
Wheeler/Stallard Museum, Aspen
This museum charts the storied course of Aspen's modern history, from silver-mining boomtown of the l800s to the chic cultural, sports and snow center it is today.
Attraction type: History museum
Lyn Segal Fine Art
520 East Cooper Avenue, Suite 403, Aspen, CO 81611, 970-925-8688, Open by appointment only, this private art dealer specializes in museum quality modern and contemporary 19th and 20th century European and American art.
Alper Furs and Leathers
555 East Durant Avenue, Aspen, CO 81611, 970-920-2200, You'll find the largest collection of fine furs, leathers, and shearings for both men and women in Aspen while at this stylish boutique.
Aspen Attractions, Museums, Visitor Sightseeing
Aspen Art Museum
590 N. Mill Street
Beautiful museum featuring rotating exhibits of nationally known contemporary artists.
Maroon Creek Rd.
This glorious natural wonder must be seen! 3 prominent and defined peaks are some of the most phototgraphed in the world. Walk around the beautiful Maroon Lake.
Silver Queen Gondola
A much less strenuos way up Ajax Mountain- by gondola. Unforgettable views, and a comfortable trip.
Ashcroft Ghost Town
Castel Creek Road
Step back in time when silver mining was stil booming, and this town was thriving. Great for the whole family, and great views too!
At almost 13,000 feet, this pass is considered one of the highest paved roads in the country. The best views of the area, and the drive up is just as dramatic.