For those travelers with a taste for outdoor adventure and just as much passion for amazing scenery, there’s no better vacation destination than Snowmass, Colorado. As mountainous as it is mesmerizing, Snowmass is a great place to travel year-round. While winter offers up ski fun and fall is fantastic for foliage, there’s something great about an early summer getaway this direction when you’re looking to savor milder temperatures and just as many activities to enjoy. If your travel plans bring you this way in the early summer months, be sure to consider adding the following Snowmass summer activities to your itinerary to make the moment even more memorable.
Try the Snowmass Bike Park
The combination of mountainous terrain and sweeping valleys that make up the greater Snowmass/Aspen area provides the perfect setting for those who love mountain biking. Visitors who can’t wait to explore on two wheels will find plenty of off-road and trail-based fun waiting in the great outdoors and in the Snowmass Bike Park as well. Situated within the Elk Camp section of Snowmass, the Snowmass Bike Park is a great place for beginner riders and mountain biking enthusiasts alike! This destination offers up an entire collection of downhill trails that prove to be irresistible. Winding through scenic forests and meadows, the Snowmass Bike Park Trails encompass a variety of difficulty levels making them just as well suited for family adventures as they are for the professionals.
Take a Ride on a Gondola for Great Views
When the weather is beautiful in the early summer months and capturing scenic views sounds like a great idea, enjoy time mountaintop without facing the climb by booking a trip up the Elk Camp gondola while you’re in the area. A ride on the Silver Queen Gondola is just as effective as both provide results in the way of unsurpassed vistas from above. The gondolas run between June and September, providing plenty of time for exploring the mountain-top dining stops, trailhead, and nature-based adventures that await. Don’t forget your camera for this early summer excursion that promises to thrill.
Explore the Lost Forest
Adults and kids alike will love exploring Snowmass’s Lost Forest which is integrated into Elk Camp. Surrounded by forested and rocky terrain, the Lost Forest is very much an adventure park complete with climbing walls, beautiful bike trails, and rope courses that provide challenge and fun in equal measure. While you’re here, be sure to check out the ziplines and alpine coaster if you’re the type of traveler that values adrenaline-pumping fun. A disc golf course is perfect for those up for some friendly competition. Looking to slow things down? Take time to cast a line in one of the many on-site ponds and see what bites back!
Hike the Maroon Bells
Early summer in Snowmass is a great time to hit the hiking trails in pursuit of adventure. Milder temperatures and blooming wildflowers provide a beautiful and inspiring backdrop to enjoy, especially if you set your sights on the iconic Maroon Bells. Snuggled between the Elk Mountains, the Maroon Bells have long held the title as one of the most breathtaking destinations the Snowmass/Aspen area has to offer. As a result, they’re also one of the most photographed destinations in the area as well! Grab your camera when this activity is on your itinerary and feel free to capture the scenery from a variety of angles. Between the lakes, waterways, snow-capped mountains, and seasonal color, you’re sure to snap a few shots that will have you longing to return when you look at them later on!
Enjoy Timber Territory Paintball
If your getaway plans include time at the Lost Forest, you don’t have to travel far to enjoy a round of paintball at Timber Territory. This fun stop is a great way to put your tactical skills to the test on the field as you battle it out with friends and family alike! All the gear you’ll need to enjoy a safe and exciting round of paintball is included in the cost of the game. Outdoor courses are scenic and challenging. Not to worry, courses are always supervised providing visitors with the peace of mind they deserve as well.
Make the Most of Your Snowmass Adventure
When you’re looking forward to time relaxing, unwinding, and rejuvenating the mind and body, is an amazing place to do exactly that. The scenery, mountain-town fun, and winding trails also make it a haven of opportunity for those who love outdoor adventure! No matter what your travel plans may entail, the team at Timberline Condominiums has a vacation rental waiting to greet you in style. Let our team handle your accommodation details so when you arrive in Snowmass, you can settle in and focus exclusively on the fun. Contact us today to learn more and to begin planning your next Colorado-bound adventure.