Aspen Tourist Attractions: 10 Top Places to Visit
Planning to visit Aspen? Check out our Aspen Travel Guide video and see top most Tourist Attractions in Aspen.
Top Places to visit in Aspen:
Maroon Bells, Independence Pass, Buttermilk, Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Wheeler Opera House, Aspen Highlands, Roaring Fork River, Smuggler Mine, Aspen Art Museum
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Leadville, Colorado, United States 2005 - St. Elmo, Abandoned mines
Leadville is the statutory city that is the county seat and only incorporated municipality in Lake County, Colorado. A former silver mining town that lies near the headwaters of the Arkansas River in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the Leadville Historic District contains many historic structures and sites from its dynamic mining era. In the late 19th century, Leadville was the second most populous city in Colorado, after Denver.
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Aspen es una ciudad ubicada en el condado de Pitkin en el estado estadounidense de Colorado. En el Censo de 2010 tenía una población de 6.658 habitantes y una densidad poblacional de 663,57 personas por
Fundada como campo minero durante el «boom de la plata» en Azulado, debe su nombre a la abundancia de álamos (en inglés, aspen) en la zona. Actualmente es un importante centro de esquí y de actividades culturales. La Montaña Aspen (Aspen Mountain) fue fundada en 1946 como la primera área dedicada al esquí de la Compañía de Esquí de Aspen (Aspen Skiing Company).
Emergió como la meca del esquí tras la Segunda Guerra Mundial y la creación de la empresa Aspen Skiing Company por el empresario Walter Paepcke, un industrial procedente de Chicago. Además del esquí, las actividades de instituciones como el «Instituto Aspen» y acontecimientos como el «Festival de Artes de la Comedia» han convertido a la ciudad en un importante destino recreativo, intelectual y de negocios.
Aspen is a city in Pitkin County in the US state of Colorado. In the 2010 census it had a population of 6,658 inhabitants and a population density of 663.57 people per
Founded as a mining camp during the silver boom in Bluish, owes its name to the abundance of poplars (in English, aspen) in the area. It is now a major ski resort and cultural activities. Aspen Mountain (Aspen Mountain) was founded in 1946 as the first area dedicated to ski Aspen Ski Company (Aspen Skiing Company).
He emerged as a mecca of skiing after World War II and the creation of the company Aspen Skiing Company by businessman Walter Paepcke, an industrialist from Chicago. Besides skiing, the activities of institutions such as the Aspen Institute and events like the Festival of Arts Comedy have turned the city into a major recreational, intellectual and business destination.
Aspen, Colorado, United States, North America
Aspen is a city in and the county seat of Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. It is situated in a remote area of the Rocky Mountains' Sawatch Range and Elk Mountains, along the Roaring Fork River at an elevation just below 8,000 feet (2,400 m) above sea level on the Western Slope, 11 miles (18 km) west of the Continental Divide. As of the 2010 census, there were 6,658 permanent residents. Founded as a mining camp during the Colorado Silver Boom and named because of the abundance of aspen trees in the area, the city boomed during the 1880s, its first decade of existence. That early era ended when the Panic of 1893 led to a collapse in the silver market, and the city began a half-century known as the quiet years during which its population steadily declined, reaching a nadir of less than a thousand by 1930. Aspen's fortunes reversed in the mid-20th century when neighboring Aspen Mountain was developed into a ski resort, and industrialist Walter Paepcke bought many properties in the city and redeveloped them. Today it is home to three renowned institutions, two of which Paepcke helped found, that have international importance: the Aspen Music Festival and School, the Aspen Institute, and the Aspen Center for Physics. In the late 20th century, the city became a popular retreat for celebrities. Gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson worked out of a downtown hotel and ran unsuccessfully for county sheriff. Singer John Denver wrote two songs about Aspen after settling there. Both of them popularized Aspen among the countercultural youth of the 1970s as an ideal place to live, and the city continued to grow even as it gained notoriety for some of the era's hedonistic excesses as well, particularly its drug culture. Today the musicians and movie stars have been joined by corporate executives. As a result of this influx of wealth Aspen boasts the most expensive real estate prices in the United States and most middle-class residents can no longer afford to live there. It remains a popular tourist destination, with outdoor recreation in the surrounding White River National Forest serving as a summertime complement to the four ski areas in the vicinity. The city's roots are traced to the winter of 1879, when a group of miners ignored pleas by Frederick Pitkin, governor of Colorado, to return across the Continental Divide due to an uprising of the Ute Indians. Originally named Ute City, the small community was renamed Aspen in 1880, and, in its peak production years of 1891 and 1892, surpassed Leadville as the United States' most productive silver-mining district. Production expanded due to the passage of the Sherman Silver Purchase Act of 1890, which doubled the government's purchase of silver. By 1893, Aspen had banks, a hospital, two theaters, an opera house and electric lights. Economic collapse came with the Panic of 1893, when President Cleveland called a special session of Congress and repealed the act. Within weeks, many of the Aspen mines were closed and thousands of miners were put out of work. It was proposed that silver be recognized as legal tender and the People's Party (populists) adopted that as one of its main issues; Davis H. Waite, an Aspen newspaperman and agitator was elected governor of Colorado on the Democratic Ticket; but in time the movement failed. Eventually, after wage cuts, mining revived somewhat, but production declined and by the 1930 census only 705 residents remained. Remaining, however, were fine stocks of old commercial buildings and residences, along with excellent snow. Aspen's development as a ski resort first flickered in the 1930s when investors conceived of a ski area, but the project was interrupted by World War II. Friedl Pfeifer, a member of the 10th Mountain Division who had trained in the area, returned to the area and linked up with industrialist Walter Paepcke and his wife Elizabeth. The Aspen Skiing Corporation was founded in 1946 and the city quickly became a well-known resort, hosting the FIS World Championships in 1950. Paepcke also played an important role in bringing the Goethe Bicentennial Convocation to Aspen in 1949, an event held in a newly designed tent by the architect Eero Saarinen. Aspen was now on the path to becoming an internationally known ski resort and cultural center, home of the Aspen Music Festival and School. The area would continue to grow with the development of three additional ski areas, Buttermilk (1958), Aspen Highlands (1958), and Snowmass (1969). In 1977, notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, while in the Pitkin County Courthouse in Aspen for a pre-trial hearing, jumped from a second-story window and escaped. He remained free for six days, hiding out on Aspen Mountain, before he was arrested while attempting to drive a stolen car out of the city. In 1977, Aspen was thoroughly photographed for the Aspen Movie Map project funded by the U.S. Department of Defense.
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Gunnison River Valley - A memorable beautiful, breathtaking drive along the frozen Gunnison River and its lakes towards the Black Canyon.
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park - Big enough to be overwhelming, still intimate enough to feel the pulse of time, Black Canyon of the Gunnison exposes you to some of the steepest cliffs, oldest rock, and craggiest spires in North America. With two million years to work, the Gunnison River, along with the forces of weathering, has sculpted this vertical wilderness of rock, water, and sky.
Mt. Crested Butte - One of Colorado's top rugged mountains great skiing. Being just three miles north of the historic, quaint town of Mt. Crested Butte (9,375 feet elevation) ... makes the Mt. Crested Butte area one of Colorado's best places to visit with a scenic drive from Gunnison 30 miles to its south and places beyond.
Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve - Snow covered look at the the tallest dunes in North America that are the centerpiece in a diverse landscape of grasslands, wetlands, conifer and aspen forests, alpine lakes, and tundra. The always open park and preserve's diversity can be experienced through hiking, sand sledding, seasonal splashing in Medano Creek, wildlife watching, and more!
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World's Most Beautiful Place Maroon Bells, USA.
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The Maroon Bells are two peaks in the Elk Mountains, Maroon Peak and North Maroon Peak, separated by about a third of a mile. The mountains are on the border between Pitkin County and Gunnison County, Colorado, United States, about 12 miles southwest of Aspen. Both peaks are fourteeners. Wikipedia
Prominence : 712 m
Elevation : 14,163 ft (4,317 m) NAVD88
Location : Gunnison and Pitkin counties, Colorado, United States
Peak : Maroon Peak
Topo map : USGS 7.5' topographic map; Maroon Bells, Colorado
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Maroon Bells Hotline 970-945-3319 is updated daily by Forest Service staff to provide information about the status of the scenic area and parking.
HOT NEWS Aspen 2017 Best Of Aspen CO Tourism
Aspen Tourism. Aspen is the Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat and the most populous municipality of Pitkin County, Colorado, United States. Its population was 6,658 at the 2010 United States Census. Aspen is situated in a remote area of the Rocky Mountains' Sawatch Range and Elk Mountains, along the Roaring Fork River at an elevation just below 8,000 feet (2,400 m) above sea level on the Western Slope, 11 miles (18 km) west of the Continental Divide.
Curecanti National Recreation Area | Deep River and Big Fish
Curecanti National Recreation Area in Colorado is a water-based recreation area – fishing, boating, boat tours!
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ABOUT CURECANTI NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
Curecanti National Recreation Area showcases a series of three reservoirs along the once wild Gunnison River. Located an hour east of Montrose, the Curecanti National Recreation Area is home to Blue Mesa, Morrow Point and Crystal Reservoirs , named after the corresponding dams on the Gunnison River. Blue Mesa Reservoir is the largest body of water in Colorado, boasting 96 miles of shoreline. It is also the largest Kokanee salmon fishery in the U.S. and receives a copious stocking of brown, rainbow, and mackinaw trout.
The reservoirs are a destination for water-based recreation high in the Rocky Mountains. Best known for salmon and trout fishing, Curecanti also offers opportunities for hiking, boating, camping, and bird watching. Possibly the coolest experience in the area is the Morrow Point Boat Tour - reservations required. This 1 1/2 hour ride on a 42-passenger pontoon boat is a unique way to see the upper Black Canyon of the Gunnison within Curecanti. To get to the boat requires a beautiful 1/2 mile walk down to the river along a trail which was once the rail bed for a narrow gauge train.
Aside from being a great place to fish, it is celebrated as a favorite place for other water sports such as waterskiing and wakeboarding, swimming and sailing.
Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, theMorrow Point Boat Tour transports visitors through the scenic upper reaches of the reservoir, including charming Chipeta Falls and historic Curecanti Needle.
Hikers can choose from seven established hiking trails in the recreation area. The Mesa Creek Trail is a great choice for an easy/moderate hike in the canyon areas below Morrow Point Dam. This trail is located on the western edge of the recreation area, just a short drive from Montrose. While there, enjoy the Cimarron Canyon Railroad Exhibit. The Dillon Pinnacles Trail gives hikers an up-close view of the unique beauty of the volcanic rock formations on the north side of Blue Mesa Reservoir.
Camping options abound with 10 campgrounds in the recreation area, each with their own distinct setting and amenities. RV camping with electrical service is available at the Elk Creek Campground. For a more remote camping experience, try the Ponderosa Campground on Soap Creek.
That’s just a small part of the adventure and beauty you’ll find here in this beautiful national recreation area.
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Colorado: Traveling to the Heavens on Pikes Peak Highway
By rail, by foot or by car Pikes Peak is one of Colorado's most accessible peaks. The initial shots are from Garden of the Gods, which reminded me of a miniature version of Moab, Utah. The major benefit to the municipal park is that it's inside Colorado Springs.
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Independence Ghost Town | Old Gold Mining Town | Aspen | Colorado | USA
Independence ghost town is in the U.S. state of Colorado. It is located just off State Highway 82 in the eastern corner of Pitkin County, below the Continental Divide. It was the first settlement established in the Roaring Fork Valley, after gold was struck in the vicinity on Independence Day, July 4, 1879, hence its name. In 1973 it was recognized as a historic district and listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Independence and Independence Mill Site, one of two ghost towns in the county so recognized. It has also been known historically by other names—Chipeta, Mammoth City, Mount Hope, Farwell, Sparkill and Hunter's Pass.
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