Real: Aspen Travel Guide

See Travel Channel’s picks for things to do and where to eat in Aspen, CO, and watch the Real: Aspen video for more information about the city's history, people and culture.  


Activities
Ashcroft Ghost Town
This ghost town, the remnants of a failed silver-mining settlement just outside Aspen, CO, is great for snowshoe tours and exploring. If you want to see what Aspen was like well before it was Aspen, this is the place for you.
  • Castle Creek Rd
  • Aspen, CO 81611 US

Ashcroft Ghost Town

This ghost town, the remnants of a failed silver-mining settlement just outside Aspen, CO, is great for snowshoe tours and exploring. If you want to see what Aspen was like well before it was Aspen, this is the place for you.
Castle Creek Rd Aspen, CO, US
Aspen Mountain
Aspen Mountain is a ski area located in Pitkin County, CO, just outside and above the city of Aspen. The gondola is right in town and takes you all the way to the top. Make sure to sign up for “First Tracks” if you want to hit the mountain half an hour before everyone else.
aspen mountain, gondola, colorado
  • 601 E Dean St
  • Aspen, CO 81611 US

Aspen Mountain

Aspen Mountain is a ski area located in Pitkin County, CO, just outside and above the city of Aspen. The gondola is right in town and takes you all the way to the top. Make sure to sign up for “First Tracks” if you want to hit the mountain half an hour before everyone else.
601 E Dean St Aspen, CO, US
Phone: +1 970-923-1227
Belly Up Aspen
This music venue may be small, but it still attracts some big-name acts. Amazing artists come through, and there’s not a bad seat in the house.
Belly Up Aspen, stage, band, Colorado
Photo by Michael Goldberg
  • 450 S Galena St
  • Aspen, CO 81611 US

Belly Up Aspen

This music venue may be small, but it still attracts some big-name acts. Amazing artists come through, and there’s not a bad seat in the house.
450 S Galena St Aspen, CO, US
Phone: +1 970-544-9800
Silverpeak Apothecary
Silverpeak Apothecary offers cannabis that is grown locally and responsibly. This is a very high-end dispensary, designed to educate and provide a marijuana shopping experience.
silverpeak apothecary, dispensary, aspen, colorado
  • 520 E Cooper Ave
  • Aspen, CO 81611 US

Silverpeak Apothecary

Silverpeak Apothecary offers cannabis that is grown locally and responsibly. This is a very high-end dispensary, designed to educate and provide a marijuana shopping experience.
520 E Cooper Ave Aspen, CO, US
Phone: +1 970-925-4372

Restaurants & Bars
520 Grill
This laid-back roadside dinner is a great stop for burgers, fish tacos and other casual fare. It’s close to the gondola and has a family-friendly atmosphere and reasonable prices.
520 Grill, Aspen, food, Colorado
Photo by 520 Grill
  • 520 E Cooper Ave
  • Aspen, CO 81611 US

520 Grill

This laid-back roadside dinner is a great stop for burgers, fish tacos and other casual fare. It’s close to the gondola and has a family-friendly atmosphere and reasonable prices.
520 E Cooper Ave Aspen, CO, US
Phone: +1 970-925-9788
Limelight Hotel
The Lounge inside the Limelight Hotel is the perfect place to relax after a day of skiing. Refuel with a hand-tossed pizza or salad, or wrap up the evening with a little dessert.
Limelight Hotel, exterior, Aspen, Colorado
Photo by Leonardo Worldwide Corporation
  • 355 S Monarch St
  • Aspen, CO 81611 US

Limelight Hotel

The Lounge inside the Limelight Hotel is the perfect place to relax after a day of skiing. Refuel with a hand-tossed pizza or salad, or wrap up the evening with a little dessert.
355 S Monarch St Aspen, CO, US
Phone: +1 970-925-3025
Little Annie’s Eating House
This cozy restaurant is a favorite among locals. Nestled between 2 big retailers, it is a reminder of old Aspen and serves simple American food such as burgers and steak.  
  • 517 E Hyman Ave
  • Aspen, CO 81611 US

Little Annie’s Eating House

This cozy restaurant is a favorite among locals. Nestled between 2 big retailers, it is a reminder of old Aspen and serves simple American food such as burgers and steak.  
517 E Hyman Ave Aspen, CO, US
Phone: +1 970-925-1098
The Red Onion
Established in 1892, this brick-walled American restaurant and bar offers frequent entertainment. It’s a good local haunt with old-school ambience — a great après-ski spot.
red onion, food, aspen, colorado
  • 420 E Cooper Ave
  • Aspen, CO 81611 US

The Red Onion

Established in 1892, this brick-walled American restaurant and bar offers frequent entertainment. It’s a good local haunt with old-school ambience — a great après-ski spot.
420 E Cooper Ave Aspen, CO, US
Phone: +1 970-925-9955

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