Activities and Tours to Dive into Aspen History

Go behind the scenes of this charming Colorado city

The best way to spend a sunny afternoon is getting to know the town you live in. Here in Aspen, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast or a history buff, these guided and self-guided tours are sure to offer you an intimate, up-close look at what makes this mountain town so special.

Walking Tours

  • Glimpse of Aspen Tour

    This tour is perfect for first-time visitors or those with a limited amount of time who’d like to witness the current beauty of Aspen. The half-day excursion provides participants a comprehensive experience, visiting Aspen’s top attractions and landmarks while hearing about the city’s history, culture, dining scene, architecture, and people.
  • Aspen Puzzling Adventure

    Calling all game lovers: this two-hour self-guided walking tour will get you moving while having a blast. Round up a team and pull out your smartphones, which will guide you around the city as you solve clues, complete challenges, and learn new trivia facts about Aspen at various locations. You can work on your own time. Let’s Roam’s Aspen Scavenger Hunt: Get An “Altitude” Adjustment is another tour similar to this one.
  • Aspen's Past to Present Historic Tour

    History buffs will enjoy this legendary tour, which centers around Aspen’s humble heritage and beginnings as a mining town. Your local guide will share history, local folklore, and inside knowledge surrounding downtown Aspen.

Themed Tours

  • Aspen's DarkSide Ghost Tour

    This spooky tour that occurs at nightfall will send shivers through your bones. Based on true stories dating back to 1879, you’ll hear the dark haunts of Aspen’s history with a guided small group and discover what’s lurking in the streets.  
  • Historic Pub Crawl

    In this guided tour of Aspen’s famous establishments, you’ll learn the history of each location, try some “legendary libations,” and learn about local fare.
  • Bauhaus Architectural Tour

    This architecture-centric walking tour explores local design. You’ll step into famous residences and buildings, learning about what inspired the composition of the spaces that make up this beautiful city.

Outdoorsy Tours

  • Aspen's Off the Beaten Path Tour

    Aspen is a city known for its gorgeous natural setting. This guided walking tour takes you on a stroll through some of the city’s most beautiful and natural places, trails, and neighborhoods, like the John Denver Sanctuary.
  • Aces Snowshoe Tour

    In this tour of the great outdoors, you’ll weave and careen through the majestic greenery of Aspen in snowshoes. Guided by an expert Naturalist for two hours, you’ll learn about wildlife, the local ecology, and natural habitats. There’s even a gondola ride!
  • Off-Road Tours

    This tour may just be the most breathtaking. At the 11,212 foot summit of Aspen Mountain, you’ll get panoramic views of the city in all its natural glory. If you go in the summer, you’ll pass blue lakes and may even cross paths with butterflies. They offer both daytime and sunset excursions, as well as stargazing tours. There are also Jeep tours in the area.
For even more tours, check out the Aspen Historical Society’s website.

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