5 of the Best Activities for Families in Aspen, CO

There’s never a bad time to start planning your next big family trip. Whether you’re traveling for summer vacation or heading to the mountains for a ski trip, there are plenty of activities for families in Aspen, CO! From taking in the gorgeous fall foliage to enjoying a free concert outside, you’ll find something here for everyone in your party. 

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Where to Find the Best Activities for Families in Aspen, CO 

Camp Aspen Snowmass 

Camp Aspen Snowmass offers a wide variety of programs that include COVID-19 Safety Protocols to give you peace of mind and keep your kids busy and learning. At camp, they can enjoy downhill biking, learn to rock climb, fish, build rockets, mountainboard, participate in arts and crafts, and much more. They can even take a wild ride on the Breathtaker Alpine Coaster. Camp is open from June 7th – August 27th, and day passes for ages five and up range from $78.00 – $156.00 per day. 

Lost Forest 

Hidden among the trees and rocks at Elk Camp on Snowmass is the Lost Forest. It’s home to some of the best family activities in Aspen, Co, including an alpine coaster, biking trails, rope challenges, a climbing wall, and much more! Cast a line in the fishing ponds and hike along the creeks weaving through our beautiful mountains. If you take pleasure in the art of disc golf, both ticket tiers offer the Aerial Approach Disc Golf, giving you access to the only place in Colorado that offers two 18-hole courses. You can also zipline above the tree canopy. Lost Forest is open daily from June 21st – September 6th, with tickets ranging from $52.00 – $97.00. 

Aspen Snowmass Sightseeing 

If the Aspen Snowmass peaks make you want to glide down them during the winter months, just wait until you see them in the summer. There is plenty of green to make your warm-weathered heart happy. Aspen Mountain summer dates begin on July 2nd and run through September 6th, while Snowmass is open from June 21st – September 6th. With tickets ranging from $25.00 – $40.00, there are plenty of options for every family. We recommend purchasing the sightseeing package for $39.00, available on June 21st (for Aspen or Snowmass). With this package, you get up to three days of gondola or chairlift rides, 10% Lost Forest Base or Tree line tickets, a $10.00 lunch credit for the Sundeck Restaurant, Ajax Tavern, or Elk Camp Restaurant, 20% off bike rentals from Four Mountain Sports, 20% off bike clinics, and one free glass of house wine, draught beer or soda with purchase of a pizza at the Limelight. 

Outdoor Activities 

If you want to stay away from the tourist-type attractions and enjoy nature alone, we highly recommend printing out the Aspen Mountain Summer Map. With tons of hiking trails, Aspen Mountain offers the best views along with outdoor dining options available and a disc golf course. If you hike up Aspen Mountain, you can ride the Silver Queen Gondola down for free, adding to your adventure. 

Rodeo 

Take the kids to the Snowmass Rodeo for one of the most exciting family activities near Aspen, CO. This fun event starts on June 23rd and takes place every Wednesday night at 5 p.m. through August 18th. General Admission is $10.00 for kids and $25.00 for adults. Rodeo action begins at 7 p.m. with a grand entry followed by bareback riding, team roping, saddle bronc riding, dally ribbon roping, barrel racing, and finally – bull riding! Grab your boots and cowboy hat, and get ready for some fun! 

Plan Your Aspen Family AdventureMajestic Little Cloud Estate 5 ASP 

Are you ready to enjoy the ultimate family vacation to Aspen? We have an incredible selection of properties here at Aspen Signature Vacation Rentals. Experience our beautiful town and surrounding mountains in luxurious and high-end atmospheres. Our premium Concierge Services also provide you with everything from grocery delivery to transportation, so you can make the most of your trip.  

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