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  • Summer in Snowmass

Summer in Snowmass

Come for the winter, stay for the summer.

Spend the summer in Snowmass and experience why locals rave about summer in Snowmass! Enjoy hiking, biking, golf, and all that Colorado has to offer during the summer.


Snowmass and Aspen offer a variety of hikes for all abilities.  After a summer of hiking, “bag” one of Colorado’s famous 14ers (14,000-foot peaks), many of which are close to Snowmass.
Great day hikes for various levels:
Crater Lake
Enjoy a short hike with spectacular views of the Maroon Bells.
Ditch Trail
Gradual hike winding around the back of Snowmass Ski Area with views of the Snowmass Creek Valley.
Vista Trail
Starting at the bottom of the Elk Camp Gondola, climb through groves of trees to the top of Elk Camp.
Viewline Trail to Skyline Ridge Trail
Climb the trail for views of Snowmass Village, continue along the Skyline Ridge Trail and make the hike an all-day adventure.

Hiking in Snowmass
Power of Four


Whether you’re on a road bike, mountain bike, or want to cruise the Rio Grande Trail, summer in Snowmass is the premier location for biking. Take the Rio Grande Trail into Aspen, or downvalley to Carbondale for a scenic trail ride on the paved path. The Snowmass Bike Park offers over 50 miles of trails including 2,897 vertical feet of downhill trails from the top of Elk Camp Gondola.

Aspen Music Festival

From Debussy, Stravinsky, and Hahn, The Aspen Music Festival offers a variety of performances throughout the summer. This year’s festival focuses on Parisian composers highlighting Impressionism, the Diaghilev Ballet Russes, and Nadia Boulanger’s American Composition Students.

Jazz Aspen Snowmass

Stay through Labor Day and experience 3 days of concerts including Lionel Richie, Jack Johnson, Ritz and the Tantrums, and Zac Brown Band.

Concerts in Snowmass

Road Trips

Colorado’s spectacular scenery sets the perfect background for a day road trip or a tour of Colorado.  Some of our favorites include the drive over Independence Pass to Leadville and back through Minturn to Glenwood.  For a longer trip, consider the drive to Ouray, if you’re up for it, take Red Mountain Pass, US 550, or the Million Dollar Highway to Silverton.

Aspen Events

Summer in Aspen and Snowmass wouldn’t be complete without a full calendar of events from concerts to races, parades, and rodeos. Check our Events Calendar for summer activities!