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Aspen Recreation, Adventures & Activities

Our vacation rentals in Aspen, Colorado are conveniently located near amazing recreation, adventures, and activities. Discover links and descriptions below for outfitters and guides for summer activities, like rafting, biking, and fishing, and for winter fun, like sleigh rides and tubing. Year-round there is an Aspen adventure to be had!

Please note, if you are looking for more information on skiing and snowboarding Aspen’s four mountains, we have an entire section dedicated to getting you ready for your upcoming trip!

Aspen Recreation Center

The Aspen Recreation Center is home to a super fun swimming pool featuring a 2-story waterslide, an NHL-sized ice rink, 32-foot climbing tower and a state-of-the-art fitness center.

0861 Maroon Creek Road, Aspen, CO 81611

Aspen Bikes

A locally owned and operated bike shop, that has been meeting Aspen’s biking needs since 2000. They also offer rentals for scooters, four wheeler’s and SUP as well as guided bike tours. Their goal has been to provide the best possible experience for their clients including courteous service, top of the line bikes and quick pick-up and drop-off all to help you enjoy Aspen recreation.

430 S. Spring St., Aspen, CO 81611

Elk Mountain Expeditions

Aspen’s premier river outfitting company! With over 20 years river guiding experience Elk Mountain Expeditions delivers safe and exciting river adventures for all ages and abilities. Fly Fishing, Rafting, Tubing, and Inflatable Kayak trips and rentals available daily. Our Passion + Your Family = Great Rafting with EME

550 S Riverside Ave, Aspen, CO 81611


The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies offers kids camps from June to August featuring a mix of environmental science education and outdoor exploration. Drop-in, daily, weekly, and overnight options make for an exciting and memorable summer. ACES also welcomes families to our visitor centers, Hallam Lake in Aspen and Rock Bottom Ranch in Basalt featuring year-round interactive activities for all ages. Join us for scheduled programs including farm tours, birds of prey demonstrations, sunset beaver walks, guided tours, and a variety of all-ages community events.

100 Puppy Smith St., Aspen, CO 81611

T-Lazy-7 Ranch

T-Lazy-7 Ranch is located near the base of the world-famous Maroon Bells. The ranch offers the most scenic snowmobile riding in Colorado Operating under a special use permit from the USDA Forest Service, T-Lazy-7 is the only snowmobile operation permitted to offer rides in the beautiful White River National Forest at Independence Pass and right up to the Maroon Bells, North America’s most photographed peaks. We are ready, willing, able and eager to meet the Western hospitality needs of groups from 2 to 200! Book this exciting Aspen recreation adventure today!

3129 Maroon Creek Rd., Aspen, CO 81611

Maroon Bells Outfitters 

At Maroon Bells Outfitters you can explore the beautiful Colorado countryside with horseback guides and adventure tours.. Whether you want to try horseback riding for the first time with a short and relaxing ride, or you are looking for an exhilarating new adventure through the country, you will find both serenity and excitement during your ride.

Maroon Bells Stables at the T Lazy 7 Ranch: 3125 Maroon Creek Rd #21, Aspen

Aspen Carriage and Sleigh

Step back in time with Aspen Carriage and Sleigh and enjoy the peace and tranquility of an elegant carriage ride through our historic silver mining town.  No trip to Aspen, Colorado would be complete with out sharing in the tradition of a beautiful draft horse drawing you down the famous streets of this celebrated town in a graceful Victorian style vis-a-vis carriage. Your coachman will gladly narrate your journey with the history of the Roaring Fork Valley or allow you to enjoy the serenity of your drive to the clipclop of your horse’s hooves.

Krabloonik Restaurant & Dog Sledding

Krabloonik Restaurant & Dog Sledding has welcomed guests for over 40 years with exquisitely prepared game and fresh fish, an award-winning wine list and spectacular mountain views. All this is savored in our romantic gas-lit log cabin, while below, Krabloonik sled-dog teams leap and howl in wild anticipation of the run. Krabloonik Dog Sled Rides are an exciting journey through the pristine Snowmass backcountry, an experience you won’t find just anywhere.

4250 Divide Rd., Snowmass Village, CO 81615

Aspen Snowmass Snow Tubing, Alpine Coaster, the Lost Forest, and Bike Park

Aspen Snowmass is thrilled to offer tubing facilities at Snowmass for the winter season. The multiple lanes are lift served and carved into The Meadows at Elk Camp, with lighting facilities to illuminate the runs at night during Ullr Nights festivities and on special holidays. Tubing at Snowmass opens in mid-December and will be open every day through the winter season in conjunction with winter lift operations, as well as during Ullr Nights. Tubing lanes can also be made available for special events and parties as requested. Must be at least 36″ tall to ride. One person per tube.

In the Summer, the Lost Forest offers all kinds of fun at Elk Camp in Snowmass! Tucked in among the trees and rocks is an alpine coaster (also running in the winter!), zip lines, biking trails, ropes challenges and climbing walls. There are ponds to fish in, creeks to hike along, places to enjoy nature alone or in groups, two disc golf courses, and passionate guides to help you find your next adventure. There's also an amazing bike park and bike rentals offered!

Snowmass, CO