Top snowmass summer activities
Disc Golf At Snowmass, the popular sport of Disc Golf takes a high-altitude twist. Two 18-hole mountain courses wind through high alpine meadows and primeval glens to heart-stopping vistas. One course is accessed from Base Village.
Free Guided Nature Hike Join a naturalist from the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies for a free two-hour, 3.5 mile on-mountain hike through lush meadows and aspen forests while learning about local history and nature. This 10 a.m. tour meets daily outside the Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center at the end of the Snowmass Village Mall.
Hiking Visit our hiking-dedicated website HikeSnowmass.com for all info. Surrounded by the 2.3 million acres of the White River National Forest, Snowmass offers more than 50 miles of trails that range from short morning jaunts to multi-day backpacking options for you and your teen. Favorites for the whole family include the challenging Government Trail which traverses from Snowmass to Aspen, the Snowmass Village Nature Trail, and the Ditch Trail, which is an easy walk to spectacular views of the Snowmass Creek Valley.
Jeep Tours Families can explore the magnificent high country from the comfort and safety of a Jeep in this guided tour. While the kids keep an eye out for marmot, elk, deer, and foxes, parents will appreciate the local guide’s fascinating insights into the region as the jeep winds up scenic trails to spectacular mountain vistas.
Mountain Biking With over 50 miles of trails, Snowmass Village features some of the best cross country, freeride, mountain biking trails in Colorado. From gentle cross-country cruisers to adrenaline-filled downhill courses, the mountain biking options for families in Snowmass are endless. Check out out blog post, Why Snowmass is the Perfect MTB Getaway and BikeSnowmass.com for all the info and resources you need to get started. Downhilling is finished for the fall season.
Road or Paved Path Biking If you prefer your rubber on the road rather than the rock, plenty of options exist. Families can take a leisurely pedal down to Woody Creek or up to Aspen, all on paved paths and the Rio Grande trail. Roaring Fork Transit Authority Buses (RFTA) can shuttle you home. More ambitious riders can check out the Owl Creek Road between Aspen and Snowmass, the Maroon Creek Road up to the famous Maroon Bells, or the Independence Pass climb that tops out on the Continental Divide.
Snowmass Village Recreation Center
More than 18,000-square-feet of pure recreation awaits at the Snowmass Village Recreation Center. Families could spend an entire day exploring the four saline outdoor pools with a water slide and water features, the bouldering cave, climbing walls, skate park, weight room, and more. The Snowmass Recreation Center also hosts a variety of Summer Camps for kids at the facility as well.
Trail Rides A trip out west wouldn’t be complete without a horseback ride into the heart of “them thar mountains.” Local outfitters offer a variety of trail ride options for all levels of rider.