Aspen is a fantastic summer destination for those who love the outdoors. From fly fishing to horseback riding to whitewater rafting, there are a number of activities to get you out into the invigorating mountain air during the warmer months.
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Guests will be challenged to adjust their game to the thin air at this altitude. Four hard courts are available in the historic West End of Aspen. If you are interested in a tournament, a coordinator will facilitate a round robin tournament.
The Roaring Fork Valley is a truly beautiful setting for both experienced anglers and complete beginners to “wet a line” in one of our Gold Medal Rivers. Our onsite adventure guides with Aspen Outfitting can assist with excursion planning.
Aspen’s backcountry roads and trails appeal to all levels of cyclists. Downhill tours, overnight hut trips, and half and full day trips will take you through and over a variety of terrain.
The Roaring Fork Valley is uniquely situated to provide an incredible variety of whitewater trips offering varying degrees of remoteness, difficulty and scenery. The summer months offer tremendous whitewater right at our back door!
Aspen offers horseback riding through breathtaking Aspen groves and up to the Snowmass Wilderness area. Enjoy the beautiful views that surround you. From beginning to experienced riders, there are a number of trips available to suit your needs.
Backcountry excursions (two - four hours) take you by winding rivers, through meadows of wildflowers and groves of Aspen trees. Hikes are led by experienced guides who discuss the area’s historical and geological backgrounds and the flora and fauna.
Hot Air Ballooning
Experience the spectacular beauty of the Rocky Mountains from a different perspective, gently floating across the sky in a hot air balloon. You will savor the rugged landscape, views of 14,000-foot peaks and beautiful open meadows below.
A paraglider is a soaring aircraft that is transportable in a backpack. With just a few running steps, the launch is precise and truly exhilarating. Your flight will be piloted by a professional USHGA certified tandem pilot from Aspen Mountain.
Clay Target Shooting
Sporting clays were invented as a means of practice for game shooting. Course layouts and target presentations reflect the habit and flight of various game birds. Certified NSCA instructors will assist with shotgun safety, techniques and effectiveness.
This activity begins with movement on rock, including exercises and bouldering techniques. The time proven philosophy of “learn by doing” builds self confidence with extensive top-rope belay climbing on the magnificent granite crags of Independence Pass.
Off-Road Jeep Tours
Guided 4X4 backcountry excursions are available throughout the surrounding areas of Aspen. This trip will show you the route taken by the original pioneers traveling to Aspen using supply wagons pulled by mules and oxen.