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Aspen Summer Activities

Summer is Aspen's Best Kept Secret

Aspen's best kept secret is our beautiful summers. Enjoy a huge range of activities including world-class golf, fly fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hand-gliding, music festivals, food and wine shows, comedy festivals, camping and biking - both mountain and road.

Things to Do

Aspen Snowmass
Aspen Music Festival
Biking, Hiking & Rock Climbing
Tour de Aspens
Horseback Riding
Blazing Adventures Whitewater Rafting
Hunting & Fishing
Maroon Bells


Local Weather
Live Aspen Webcams


Interactive Dining Guide to Aspen
Jimmy's Steakhouse
Pine Creek Cookhouse


The Molly Gibson Lodge offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the Aspen Airport during front desk hours of operation. We are also located on the bus route for access to Snowmass and Buttermilk, and activities throughout the Roaring Fork Valley.
The Ultimate Taxi
City of Aspen
Aspen Airport
Aspen Area Limousine Directory


FOOD & WINE Classic in Aspen (JUNE)
The Aspen Food & Wine Classic is one of the nation's most prestigious epicurean events. Culinary stars show their passion for food, wine and entertaining. More than 300 Vintners pour premium wines complimented by specialty foods from around the world. Join leading chefs including Mario Batali, Jacques Pépin, and noted wine authorities such as Joshua Wesson for three inspiring days of wine tastings, cooking demonstrations and special events.

Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
Aspen celebrates Independence Day with a whimsical twist. Each year, approximately 20,000 local residents and visitors come together to honor the nation's birthday in true American style. Festivities include a parade, U.S. Airforce flyby, concerts, a kid's bicycle rodeo, and spectacular fireworks over Aspen Mountain.

Aspen Arts Festival (JULY)
Aspen Chamber Resort Association is proud to join Howard Alan Events in hosting the Aspen Arts Festival. Aspen's spectacular mountain setting provides a wonderful "open art gallery" to over 170 exhibitors offering jewelry, pottery, sculpture, glass, ceramics, paintings, prints...and more!

US Pro Cycling Challenge (AUGUST)
The US Pro Cycling Challenge brings the world's finest cycling champions to the United States for this 7 day tour of the State of Colorado.  With over 1 million spectators in its inaugural year in 2011, this year's races are sure to be popular.  Stage 3 from Gunnison to Aspen on August 20 ends on the quaint town of Aspen's Main Street, steps from the Molly Gibson Lodge.  BOOK YOUR ROOM EARLY to get the best rates before we sell out for this incredible event, when the international cycling world descends on Aspen, Colorado.

If you're looking for a Colorado golf vacation in summer, look no further than Aspen.  Some of America's top golf courses, both public and private, are located in the Aspen area, including
  • Maroon Creek Golf Club
  • Aspen Golf Club
  • The Snowmass Club
  • The Roaring Fork Club
The Aspen Chamber Resort Association is always working to create and attract special events that draw local, regional and destination visitors to Aspen. The ACRA is proud to produce local events throughout the year that delight locals and visitors alike.

Come and play in Aspen and stay at the Molly Gibson Lodge by calling us at 888-271-2304 or book online today.