Boasting picture-perfect weather and ruggedly stunning natural beauty, Snowmass, Colorado offers travelers an endless variety of things to do in the summer. Ideally positioned in the heart of Snowmass Village, The Westin Snowmass Resort is moments away from top activities like biking, hiking, horseback riding and fishing. Review our favorite things to do, below, and begin planning your summer getaway to our resort today. If you need assistance planning your trip, do not hesitate to contact our Concierge Team directly at 970.923.8200 or via email.
Summer in Snowmass
Explore the Colorado wilderness by horseback and see the valley in a whole new light. Guides offer trail rides through pristine local wilderness areas, suitable for riders of any and all skill levels.
Fly fishing is a beloved activity in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado. Featuring four unique and spectacular rivers to fish, there is nothing quite like a fly fishing adventure during the summer months. Local outfitters offer guided tours for all skill levels. Kids’ lessons are available for ages 4-12.
Bring along the entire family for a Jeep Tour, a popular thing to do for visitors of all ages. Though there certainly are a few bumps along the way, for the most part, Jeep tourists can sit back and enjoy passing through verdant aspen and pine forests that open up onto high alpine meadows vibrant with colorful wildflowers. You can also do a backcountry sunset dinner Jeep tour in Snowmass.
Downhill Bicycle Tours & Mountain Biking
Both beginner and intermediate riders can enjoy the wealth of biking trails in Aspen and Snowmass. Take an easy ride down the widely-popular Maroon Bells Downhill or experience the Rio Grande to Woody Creek Tavern trail. The views are spectacular, and the ride is unforgettable! Whether you're looking for an exhilarating mountain biking adventure or a leisurely ride through the Colorado countryside, there's the perfect trail for you. Bring your own bike, or rent your equipment from one of the many local bike shops in the Aspen Snowmass area. Guided mountain biking trips are also available.
Take a summer afternoon to discover firsthand why the Aspen Snowmass area is regarded as one of the top ten whitewater rafting areas in the entire country. Select from calm float trips to class-4 rapids! Half day and full trips are available on the Roaring Fork River, Arkansas River, and the Colorado River.
Hot Air Ballooning
You haven’t seen the luster of the Snowmass Valley until you’ve viewed from a vantage point above the clouds. Start your morning off soaring amongst the beautiful peaks of the Elk Range, followed by a delectable champagne brunch. Whether you’re planning a romantic escapade, celebrating a special occasion or taking the family on an unforgettable adventure, a Hot Air Balloon ride in the Rocky Mountain dawn is a truly magical experience.
Explore the majesty of the Rocky Mountains one of Snowmass’ countless hiking trails. Whether you are an experienced hiker, or prefer leisurely nature walks, Snowmass has a trail for every skill level. Visit our concierge for area maps and trail recommendations. Guided hiking tours of the Snowmass country-side are also available.
Summer Cultural Events
Aspen Snowmass is home to many famous and unforgettable cultural and artistic activities. Some programs include:
- Aspen Music Festival
- Jazz Aspen Snowmass Music Festival
- Food and Wine Classic in Aspen
- Snowmass Rodeo
- Aspen Art Museum
- Theatre Aspen
- Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
- Free Concert Series in Snowmass