How to Make the Most of Your Trip to Aspen in October

You’re sitting at home thinking about all the fun times you had during the summer months and can’t wait until the holidays roll around to get out and enjoy your vacation. Well, who says you need to wait? Aspen in October is home to beautiful autumnal scenery, great activities, and smaller crowds that make it perfect for a fall visit. 

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Aspen October Weather 

The Aspen weather in October might be a little chillier than the pleasant temperatures in the summer months, but it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the great outdoors. Daily temperatures range from the high 50s to the mid-40s, and at night it can drop into the 30s. Make sure you pack jackets and pants so you can enjoy long day hikes and make the most of your time in our mountain oasis.  

Things to Do in October in Aspen 


Redstone is about an hour’s drive from Aspen and boasts several historical sights. The Crystal River winds through the tiny town and boasts beautiful fall scenery in October. Plus, you can grab some delicious pizza at Propaganda Pie.


The charming village of Marble sits huddled in a small valley about fifteen minutes down the road from Redstone. Beaver Lake Reservoir and Marble Mill Site Park provide great vantage points for fall foliage viewing. Stop by Slow Groovin BBQ for a delicious lunch.

Crystal Mill

If you head 25 minutes down Colorado Road 3, you’ll find historic Crystal Mill. This 19th-century wooden mill still stands above a waterfall on the South Fork Crystal River and looks like it is straight out of a postcard during the fall season.

Take in a Show at Belly Up Aspen 

If you need a break from the chilly fall weather, head over to Belly Up Aspen for a show. This intimate venue and bar is a fun place to take in a comedy show or musical performance from some of the most popular current artists on the scene. Browse their October events schedule! 

Stroll Through Downtown 

The charm of downtown Aspen shines during the offseason. While some stores and restaurants may not be open or have limited hours, the smaller crowds and surrounding fall foliage provide an unbeatable picturesque scene. Check out some of our favorite luxury and local shops and stop in for a bite to eat during a fun stroll through the beautiful streets of downtown. 

Plan Your Fall Aspen GetawayAspen Oasis 

Aspen Signature Vacation Rentals offers the ideal home away from home experience for you and your loved ones. Experience our beautiful town and surrounding mountains in luxurious and high-end atmospheres. And our Concierge Services allow you to make the most of your trip by helping you plan everything from grocery delivery to transportation, unique activities and more!  

Start planning your fall adventure to Aspen today by booking one of our premium vacation rentals. We look forward to welcoming you to our mountain oasis.