Calling all photographers! Are you searching for the best Instagramable spots in Aspen? Well, we compiled a list of our favorite places to snap photos of our area’s beautiful natural landscapes and scenery. Check them out!
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Discover the Best Instagramable Spots in Aspen
1. Maroon Bells
It doesn’t matter what season you visit Aspen; the image of the Maroon Bells towering over Maroon Lake is a sight to behold. All you have to do is choose your frame: autumn for fall foliage, summer for lush greenery, or winter for snow-capped peaks. The choice is yours!
2. Snowmass Mountain
Wintertime makes Snowmass Mountain one of the best Instagramable spots near Aspen. The soft colors from the evening sky blend perfectly with the lights below from the ski resort, and the maze of slopes cutting through the trees adds the perfect accent to your shot.
3. Independence Pass
Take a drive out to Independence Pass for some of the best photo ops in the Aspen area. There are plenty of stops on the way up to the pass, including several panoramic shots of the Roaring Fork Valley that you won’t want to miss. For the best mix of vibrant colors and scenery, we recommend you take a drive here during autumn (the fall foliage is incredible).
4. John Denver Sanctuary
If you love John Denver and nature, then you’ll want to check out this serene garden. It’s full of streams, memorials, lush grass, and perennial flowers and is the perfect spot to take some gorgeous photos. Plus, it’s within walking distance from some of our properties.
5. Dancing Fountain in Downtown Aspen
The Dancing Fountain in the heart of downtown Aspen provides some great photo ops during the summer. Head to the corner of Hyman Avenue and Mill Street to snap a couple of pictures facing the north with Red Mountain in the background.
6. Smuggler Mountain Observation Deck
The panoramic views of ski slopes and downtown make Smuggler Mountain Observation Deck one of the best Instagramable spots in Aspen. Soak up the scenery and take in the fresh mountain air while you’re up there.
7. Top of the Ute Trail
Cap off your hike along the Ute Trail with a couple of breathtaking shots of mountain vistas. The trailhead sits just south of downtown Aspen and runs 6.2 miles along Bell Mountain, providing plenty of photo ops.
8. The Gazebo at Paepcke Park
Situated in the heart of downtown Aspen, the Paepcke Park gazebo offers a romantic and charming focal point for your photo op. Whether it’s covered in snow during winter or blending in with the lush greenery during summer, you can always walk over to this beautiful little park while you’re checking out downtown.
9. Grateful Deli
Music, food, and tie-dye – that’s the funky theme running through this Grateful Dead-themed sandwich shop. The Grateful Deli’s mix of delicious sandwiches and walls decorated with stickers and tie-dye is definitely Insta-worthy.
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