Things to Do in Aspen CO: Maroon Bells & Snowmass Village


August 28, 2021

Things to Do in Aspen CO: Maroon Bells & Snowmass Village

Aspen is small Colorado mountain town that attracts travelers for it’s year-round scenery, activities, and world-class dining! The abundance of aspen trees that give the town its’ name can be seen for miles in every direction while taking in fresh mountain air on hikes, biking trails, or winter skiing and snowmobiling! In fact, there’s so many things to Do in Aspen CO that you might be overwhelmed with your options! In this guide, you’ll see how we made the most out of a 2-night summer stay at the Limelight Hotel in nestled in Snowmass Village just minutes away from Aspen!

  • Beat the crowd for a summer sunrise at Maroon Bells

This gorgeous landscape is less than 10 miles from Aspen or Snowmass, you can’t miss it if you need things to do in Aspen co when you visit Colorado in the summer! You’ll have to get up bright and early for sunrise for the most peaceful experience because they only allow busses after 8 am! We arrived at 6am for this epic view! Here’s more info on getting a parking permit for your visit to Maroon Bells!

  • Take the gondola to upper Snowmass Village 
Things to Do in Aspen CO: Maroon Bells & Snowmass Village

Snowmass Village has a free gondola service that takes you up to top village where you (and your dog) can explore restaurants, bars, and even a dispensary! needless to say we had a wonderful time!

If Aspen gets too busy to get a table, you won’t regret visiting Snowmass Village for a sizzling fajita plate or queso dip! While you’re there, be sure to check out their famous margaritas or beers on tap! 

Wow. There really are no words to describe this place! This was our first time staying at the Limelight Hotel Snowmass and we will definitely be coming back and also staying at their other hotel in Idaho soon.

First of all, this hotel is immaculate! One of the first things to do in Aspen CO is to check in your hotel and we’re SO glad we picked this one! The hotel itself is crisp and clean, and it’s nestled right in the center of Snowmass Village which gives you the ability to walk to food and shops within minutes! Plus check out their 5 star reviews – they rock!

Things to Do in Aspen CO: Maroon Bells & Snowmass Village

We traveled with Sequoia and they were beyond accommodating for her! We had a breathtaking view and large patio, which our dog (and us) absolutely loved! They gave Sequoia her own bed and bowls for the stay, which was such a cute touch!

The beds were super comfy, the bathroom was spacious, and the soap and body wash smelled incredible! Breakfast was included and we genuinely enjoyed it! It’s one of the best hotel buffet breakfasts we’ve had in a while. They had everything you could have ever needed, from a pastry spread, to eggs, potatoes, yogurts, cereals, and more. The food was delicious and the coffee bar was also a hit!

Things to Do in Aspen CO: Maroon Bells & Snowmass Village

We had cocktails at the lounge and the bartender was so sweet! We got the paloma and the margarita and both were delicious! We sat outside by the fire pits every evening during our stay and enjoyed the live music and atmosphere of the patio.

If you’re looking for a great spot to relax while in town, this is your go-to! Everything was absolutely amazing, especially for the price. Can’t wait to come back!

Thank you for enjoying this article on Aspen, Colorado! Bree + Stephen are adventurous entrepreneurs based in Salt Lake City, Utah! They’re pioneers of the NO BS Podcast and hosts of their YouTube channel where they share travel videos, business tutorials, and lifestyle content! They live with their German Shepherd, Sequoia and are usually chugging coffee while on their way to a hike! Please contact for business inquiries or questions about the content on our website!

Things to Do in Aspen CO: Maroon Bells & Snowmass Village

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