Memorial Day weekend in Snowmass is a time of transition where winter ski season finishes to melt into summer fun. It’s a wonderful time of year for travelers to come and make the most of the scenery and in-town entertainment while relaxing in mountain style as well. The following are a few of the many activities to add to your itinerary when your travel plans have you staying in Snowmass over Colorado Memorial Day this year.
Enjoy Mountain Biking Adventures
Memorial Day visitors to Snowmass, Colorado will find that this is an ideal time of year to take advantage of warmer temperatures and thawing trails. This is particularly exciting for those with a passion for mountain biking! In fact, Snowmass has over 50 miles of trails to explore within the Bike Snowmass area alone. Beginners will want to try out the Verde Trail which is designed for those new to the sport yet offering spectacular views as well. The Viking Trail is also a good choice for those who have some experience mountain biking but are looking to learn more at their own pace. In total, Verde Trail provides mountain bikers with 3.5-miles to explore with exciting, yet manageable terrain under their tires. Viking Trail is a 2.7-mile run that winds its way from Elk Camp Gondola to Snowmass Village. Along the way, cyclists will enjoy forests of aspens and evergreens paired with meadow views too. Hoping for a bit more of a challenge? Consider trying out The Vapor Trail. Here, mountain bikers will find 2.9-miles of trail to explore with a focus on downhill thrills and drops. This route runs from the Elk Camp Lift to the Elk Camp Gondola.
See Gary Clark Jr. Perform at the Belly Up in Aspen
If a little musical inspiration would go a long way towards creating an unforgettable Memorial Day experience near Snowmass, purchasing tickets to see Gary Clark Jr. is a must. On May 29, 2022, Gary Clark Jr. will be performing at the Belly Up in Aspen which is located at 450 S Galena Street. The doors open at 8:00 and the show starts at 9:00 pm for what’s sure to be an incredible performance from start to finish. Gary Clark Jr. is a Grammy-winning artist who brings amazing R&B, Rock, and Blues renditions to the stage. Those interested in attending this show will want to be sure to purchase tickets online in advance as spots fill up quickly.
Explore the Anderson Ranch Arts Center
Looking to infuse some artistic creativity into your Memorial Day adventure in Snowmass? The Anderson Ranch Arts Center has you covered. Situated at 5263 Owl Creek Road in Snowmass Village, the Anderson Ranch Arts Center is a great place to support local artists and immerse yourself in creative motivation during your stay. The center has been an area staple for over 50-years and continues to inspire visitors and artists from near and far. It’s a place for professionals and aspiring artists to work and learn as well as a space for visitors to admire incredible work. While the center hosts a variety of annual events on-site, the galleries and 5-acre campus complete with a lunch café is a welcoming place to explore no matter when you’re in town.
Hike Snowmass Trails
Hiking is a year-round favorite activity for visitors to Snowmass and a trip this way over Colorado Memorial Day weekend is no exception to the rule. If you’re the type that can’t wait to lace up the hiking boots and hit the trails, beginning your adventure with a trek along one of the many exciting routes that runs through this area promises to be a highlight of your stay. Vista Trail is a good option when you’re looking to make your way from Elk Camp Gondola through to Elk Camp. Along this route, hikers will enjoy everything from groves of aspens to evergreens and great panoramic views of Snowmass along the way as well! A trek along Rim Trail is another great option when you’re looking to maximize the view. Rim Trail runs along the ridgeline just over Snowmass Village and is a popular route with those who are looking to pair their adventures with a picnic lunch too.
Dine at Slow Groovin BBQ Snowmass
When all of your Memorial Day adventures have left you with a craving to curb, making time for a meal at Slow Groovin BBQ Snowmass is always a good idea. Found at 67 Elbert Lane in Snowmass Village, this eatery is both savory and welcoming. Those who dine here can order up everything from robust BBQ dishes alongside handcrafted cocktails and craft brews. Pick and choose between indoor and outdoor seating options when you drop by between 3:00 pm and 10:00 pm Monday through Friday or between noon and 10:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
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No matter when you decide to make your way to beautiful Snowmass, the team at Timberline has the accommodations you need to elevate your stay. Reach out today to learn more about our many exciting property options and to start planning!
From the mountainous terrain and small-town charm to the luxury and comfort that are waiting to be found in an off-the-beaten-path vacation destination, Snowmass has a way of turning first-time visitors into annual enthusiasts with ease. While a trip this way is exciting any time of year, there’s something particularly appealing about a Snowmass getaway when the 4th of July rolls around. After a year of staying home, many travelers are more than ready to make their big escape in the name of fun and an Independence Day enjoyed in the mountains promises to be an amazing choice for your 2021 adventure! While the Village of Snowmass is still working on plans for fireworks and 4th of July village-based celebrations, there are plenty of options to be enjoyed while you’re here and surrounding stops in Aspen that are just as inviting! Make the most of the following recommendations and enjoy a Snowmass 4th of July that’s sure to captivate.
Snowmass Free Concert Series
When you head to scenic Snowmass in the summer months, mountain music performances are a fan-favorite activity to enjoy and perhaps even more so over the 4th of July! Visitors who find themselves in the Snowmass/Aspen region over Independence Day are invited to make the absolute most of the Snowmass Free Concert Series on Thursdays that feature some fantastic artists and a lineup that’s sure to be unforgettable!
These outdoor concerts are hosted on Fanny Hill and provide audiences with a breathtaking mountain backdrop paired with the ultimate relaxed concert-going atmosphere! Those looking forward to enjoying the free 4th of July concert are invited to bring their favorite to-go dinners with them, but if you’re looking to keep things simple, food and drinks are also available for purchase right on-site and include everything from cocktails and beer to wine and soda.
In 2021, the only difference will be the elimination of the family fun zone as the concert series works hard to remain a safe and healthy place to enjoy Independence Day entertainment. Guests should be sure to bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair to make the event more comfortable. Transportation to and from the event is made simple with RFTA bus service running from Aspen to the Snowmass Mall as well as the village shuttle service readily available throughout Snowmass.
Fridays on the Mall
If you get into town early this 4th of July and are planning on spending the entire holiday weekend in Snowmass, be sure not to miss out on Fridays on the Mall when you’re here! Every Friday between Jun 11th and August 27th, visitors to Snowmass Village can enjoy a Friday night showcase of the area’s most fun and entertaining stops between 5:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Retailers throughout the village host exciting evening-only specials and guests will find an endless lineup of exciting happy hours to enjoy as well! A Friday on the Mall experience over the 4th of July weekend promises to be exceptionally special and fun as visitors make their way to town from near and far to celebrate! Live musical performances, kid’s activities, drink specials and even an aerial performance or two can be expected during Fridays on the Mall with plenty of Independence Day surprises planned for 2021!
Aspen 4th of July Celebration
Snowmass and Aspen are wonderfully interconnected and not difficult to move between, which makes Aspen’s 4th of July fun just as accessible as the fun waiting for visitors to Snowmass. If you’re looking to expand on the Independence Day itinerary, the Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration hosted in Aspen this year is sure to please. Activities that define this well-loved event include everything from parades and live music to a kid’s carnival, food, entertainment, and beyond! Activities center around Durant Avenue, and when the sun goes down, visitors can settle in for a fantastic fireworks display to top off their holiday getaway experience.
Make It a Luxury Stay for the Snowmass 4th of July
While Snowmass 4th of July is full of fun activities to enjoy, there’s no reason to sacrifice anything in the way of luxury when you head in this direction to celebrate Independence Day. At Timberline, we specialize in vacation rentals that maximize comfort, and luxury while framing the view and keeping guests close to the fun too! Our condo rentals provide access to spacious stays that offer unique décor, hot tub access, full kitchens, and beyond! Carry all of your holiday traditions with you with ease when you book a stay with us and indulge in the luxury you deserve as well.
Book Your Snowmass Adventure Today
Whether you’re traveling to Snowmass for the 4th of July or just can’t wait to experience the beauty and fun of this area any time of year, the team at Timberline has the accommodations you need to top off the experience in style! Reach out today to learn more and to start planning.