Know Before You Go

Aspen is one of Colorado's favorite year-round resort areas. During winter or summer, an Aspen vacation is the perfect choice for most people. Aspen sits at the upper end of the Roaring Fork Valley, with the Roaring Fork River, a superb trout stream, running through town. It offers an interesting history, challenging outdoor recreation opportunities, abundant cultural activities, pleasant climate and beautiful natural scenery.

As a mountain town at nearly 8,100 feet, the weather can sometimes be hard to predict.  The key to being comfortable anytime of year in our beautiful outdoor playground is versatility.  Whether you are visiting in winter or summer or anytime in between, layering is key.  Lightweight, breathable fabrics that you can layer as needed are essential.  Some things not to forget any time of year are: sunscreen, sunglasses, fleece, lightweight layers, lug-soled shoes, lip protection and camera.

For additional ideas about how to spend your time in Aspen, please see the Dancing Bear Aspen Activities Guide.

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