Visions of Aspen typically include winters packed with world-class skiing, but it’s also a can’t-miss summer destination. “I came for the winter, and stayed for the summer,” is a phrase you’ll hear often around town. The weather is one of the highlights – during the day the temperature hovers in the 70’s and 80’s, and by evening the mercury will drop into the 60’s. People of all ages will appreciate the lack of humidity, making Aspen one of the places you can always have a good hair day.
And, if you think the view from atop Aspen Mountain in winter is gorgeous, you should see it in summer. From the heart of downtown Aspen, the Silver Queen Gondola delivers guests to the Sundeck at 11,200 feet, where endless views, flower-laden hiking trails, a disc golf course, kid-friendly activities, yoga classes and live music await.
Whether you’re seeking a family holiday, relaxation or all-out adventure, there are plenty of ways to explore this lovely mountain town in the warmer months.