Having time set aside to enjoy a vacation is always a delight, but those lucky enough to be enjoying time away with the entire family are in for even more of a treat. This year, consider taking those you love most to Snowmass and making it a summer adventure you won’t soon forget. The following are just a few of the many attractions and Snowmass activities in the summer that will have you booking your stay today!
Hit the Hiking Trails with the Entire Family
A family getaway this summer to Snowmass definitely deserves to include quality time with the ones you love most on the trails. When you’re the type of traveler that can’t wait to lace up the boots and get trekking in Colorado-inspired style, Snowmass has the routes you’re looking for and more! Ditch Trail is a relatively gentle route that families will love for the out and back setup as well as the options to stop along the way and enjoy great scenery. If your family has an amateur photographer or two in the crew, be sure to bring your camera for this route and make it a photographic experience as well. If you’d prefer to make it more of a guided hike, the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies provides families with options to book a naturalist-led excursion at a time that works well in your schedule. These experiences focus on outdoor hiking safety and put an emphasis on the many wildflowers and wildlife that can be spotted along the way. Guided hikes are available for booking between June and September with weekend options available upon request. More experienced families of hikers might want to take time to check out the iconic Maroon Bells while they’re in town this summer. This is considered one of the most beautiful hikes the area has to offer, and the stunning landmarks are located a mere 16-miles from the center of Snowmass.
Enjoy Guided Adventures with Blazing Adventures
Summer is the ideal season in Snowmass to get out and try something new in the great outdoors. When you’re looking for comprehensive inspiration and the option to book the best of area recreation experiences, booking guided trips through Blazing Adventures is the way to go. Here, there’s something for everyone in the family to love and options to easily customize outings according to preference and age range involved. If you’re the type of family with a passion for adrenaline-pumping fun, booking a Jeep ride complete with a s’mores gathering at the end is always a good idea. Blazing Adventures also offers guests family-focused river rafting trips, kayaking journeys, mountain biking adventures, stand-up paddleboard lessons, and beyond!
Take a Gondola Ride and Enjoy the View
While slope-side fun is a winter-focused activity in Snowmass, those who are looking to make the most of mountain views can still enjoy time on a gondola ride while they’re in town over the summer months! In fact, there are two gondola ride options to choose from that provide unsurpassed Elk Mountain vistas to savor. The Snowmass gondola takes travelers towards the summit at over 11,300 feet with plenty of time along the way to grab photos and admire your surroundings. Once you reach the top, there’s even more to enjoy. A variety of on-mountain and family-friendly Snowmass activities in the summer are waiting to greet gondola passengers including hiking trails, a paintball facility, climbing walls, restaurants, and more. If you happen to be spending time closer to Aspen, check out the Silver Queen gondola instead for a similarly impressive experience!
Gain a New Perspective
If you’re hoping for those new perspectives on the terrain to continue, there are plenty of options in the Snowmass area for booking hot air balloon rides for the family in the summer. These rides tend to be early morning excursions which work well for those with early risers in their crew. Taking in the sights from a sky-high perspective is something that everyone in the family can consider a highlight of their journey. Above It, All Balloon Company is a good local starting point when you’re looking to turn your plans into a booking.
Check Out the Recreation Center
When you’re looking for an activity for everyone in the family to enjoy, head over to the Snowmass Village Recreation Center at least once during your summer visit. Here, guests can make the most of heated outdoor pools, climbing walls, and a variety of playgrounds right on-site. It’s a great place for little ones to burn off excess energy and parents to try something new and exciting too!
Book Your Snowmass Getaway Today
There’s never been a better time to enjoy a getaway to scenic Snowmass, Colorado. When you’re ready to focus on the fun ahead, the team at Timberline has the accommodations you’ll need to stay close to the places you can’t wait to explore while savoring luxury, style, and comfort too. Reach out today to learn more and to begin planning your next trip!