Free Hikes and Programs

From June until September, ACES offers a variety of free, daily programs at spectacular locations around Aspen. Join ACES naturalists at the Maroon Bells, on Aspen Mountain, and at Snowmass for free guided hikes. Visit our sites, Hallam Lake in Aspen, Rock Bottom Ranch in Basalt, and the Catto Center at Toklat up Castle Creek which feature free admission during open hours. Take advantage of daily offerings like farm tours at Rock Bottom Ranch at 11 am, and our Eagles, Hawks and Owls presentation at Hallam Lake at 4pm. Stop in for a Sunset Beaver Walk at Hallam Lake on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 pm, or yoga on the outdoor platforms at Hallam Lake on Tuesdays at 5:15. There is always something to do at ACES and our staff is available at all sites to answer questions and show you around. These programs are free but donations are always appreciated.

Looking for a longer adventure in the Aspen area? Join our popular Green World Day Hike, offered daily by reservation, which includes lunch at the pine Creek Cookhouse! Have a particular hike in mind and looking for a guide? Take a look at our Hire-a-Guide options for private, custom programs with interpretive, first-aid trained guides offered year-round!

Click on the programs on the right for more information when in season.