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A Boston Marathon qualifying race features a beautiful, scenic course that weaves its way from Aspen to Basalt down the historic Rio Grande Trail. Plus an optional Crossfit Cup! #AspenValleyMarathon
Why We Love It
Aspen, named for the large quantity of Aspen Trees in the area, resides within the Colorado Rockies. Once on a steady decline due to the collapse of the silver industry, the town has reinvented itself into a popular tourist destination for both winter skiing and summer activities. Known for its outdoor adventure and beauty, including the highly photographed Maroon Bells, the town also attracts those seeking high-end shopping and luxury destination accommodations.
Free (or Almost Free) Stuff To Do
|John Denver Sanctuary|
A sanctuary with landscaped gardens and boulders etched with popular lyrics, all dedicated to the iconic musician, John Denver.
A mountain pass along the Continental Divide offering scenic overlooks.
|Conundrum Creek Trail|
A popular trail set against a scenic mountain backdrop and ending at hot springs.
A mountain pass and popular hiking trail with scenic views of Maroon Bell, Pyramid Peak and Snowmass Lake.
A popular mountain resort area with expansive outdoor adventure, activities and entertainment. Activities: ballooning, bike, camp, canoe/kayak, fish, golf, hike, horseback, SUP, white water raft.
|Aspen Saturday Market|
Downtown streets filled with produce, crafts, live music and gorgeous views of the surrounding mountain landscape.
|High - 78°F (26°C)||Low - 48°F (9°C)|
Aspen–Pitkin County Airport (ASE)
|Hotel Aspen||0.4 mi (0.6 km) from start|
|Hotel Durant Aspen||0.1 mi (0.2 km) from start|
|Hotel Jerome||0.2 mi (0.3 km) from start|
|Hotel Lenado||0.2 mi (0.3 km) from start|
|Hyatt Grand Aspen||0.1 mi (0.2 km) from start|
|Limelight Hotel Aspen||Across the street from start|
|St. Regis Aspen||0.1 mi (0.2 km) from start|
|The Gant||0.5 mi (0.8 km) from start|