Aspen is full of fun filled activities that one can enjoy with their friends and family. After spending a day at the slopes, you can indulge in the countless activities and sightseeing this place has to offer. From museums to mines, rivers and mountains, Aspen is a complete package with something for everyone.
Here is a list of things you can do around town when you are not on the slopes:
Aspen Art Museum:
Located in Downtown, this museum is truly one of a kind. Unlike most art museums, it is a non-collecting institute which means that your visit there would be as special as your vacation to Aspen. It is an ideal place that provides an artistic insight into the local art showcased at the many exhibitions hosted every year. The museum does not charge any entrance fee so everyone can appreciate the art in its true form, the way it is meant to be. The museum also has an in-house café that boasts a surreal view of the Maroon Bells Mountain, coupled with their gourmet food, it surely is a match made in heaven.
Travel back in time to the Silver Mine located at the footsteps of the Smuggler Mountain. Opened in 1879, the mine is still operational a century later, preserving the ambiance of the late 19th Century. The tour will not only give you a sneak peak of the mine, but will take you deep into the tunnels so you can captivate the authentic experience of a mine.
Wheeler Opera House:
Wheeler Opera House was constructed when the town of Aspen was being built. It saw some great years before the silver market crashed. It was restored and renovated around 1950 and since then has been the hub of theatre and live music. Feel like delving into music or theatre on a gloomy evening? This is your go-to place. After a long day of skiing, it will definitely help you relax and unwind.
Feel like going on a drive through the mountains? The Independence Pass would be the ideal place. The silky roads and curves pave way through the beautiful scenery of the Rocky Mountains. This is not just a drive, but a destination, the beauty of which can only perceived by the eyes.
Maroon Bells Mountain:
Maroon Bells is a popular tourist site. Getting there is very convenient. You can take the bus that operates every day. It does not restrict its beauty only to those who like hiking as the trail is not that hard on the tourists. For those looking to go above and beyond the experience can visit Crater Lake, which is a 20 minute drive. You can take your own car up to the lake, but only after 5 PM or just be adventurous and hike your way there, absorbing the beauty and wildlife that inhabits Maroon Bells Mountain.