• 10:15am AND 1:15pm Crater Lake Hike
3.6 miles round trip, 500 ft. elevation gain
Join a naturalist for a one-way hike to Crater Lake. This one-hour hike focuses on the flora, fauna, and geology along the trail.
• 10:15am AND 1:15pm Landmarks in Time Walk
Walk along Maroon Lake for 45 minutes with a naturalist. Investigate the history of this geologic wonder and ecological paradise.
All programs meet at the Maroon Information Center (MIC) at Maroon Lake
Courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service
Wildflowers on Aspen Mountain
Ride the gondola to the summit of Aspen Mountain and enjoy a naturalist-guided walk surrounded by inspiring views. These 45-minutes-walks are offered EVERY HOUR between 11 am and 3 pm.
No reservations necessary. Courtesy of the Aspen Skiing Company with the purchase of a gondola pass.
Meet every day atop of Aspen Mountain at the ACES Information Station.
11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm
SUMMER: Mon-Sun, 9AM-5PM
11247 Castle Creek Road
Aspen, CO 81611
SUMMER: Mon - Fri, 9PM - 5PM
Sat 9AM -1PM
2001 Hooks Spur Road
Basalt, CO 81621
SUMMER: Mon - Sat, 9AM - 5PM
100 Puppy Smith Street
Aspen, CO 81611
Submitted by Jason Smith on Fri, 08/22/2014 - 16:00
Renowned Wilderness author and advocate, Rick Bass, will deliver the keynote speech at the Maroon Bells Birthday Bash. Tickets and more information available at www.maroonbells50.org.
"Bass was born in Fort Worth, Texas, the son of a geologist, and he studied petroleum geology at Utah State University. He grew up in Houston, and started writing short stories on his lunch breaks while working as a petroleum geologist in Jackson, Mississippi. In 1987, he moved with his wife, the artist Elizabeth Hughes Bass, to the remote Yaak Valley, where he works to protect his adopted home from roads and logging. Rick serves on the board of both the Yaak Valley Forest Council and Round River Conservation Studies. In 2011 Rick moved from the Yaak area of Montana to Missoula, Montana. He continues to give readings, write, and teach around the country and world. He lives in Montana with his family." rickbass.net
Thank you to Aspen Writers' Foundation for their partnership bringing Rick Bass to Aspen.
Base of Aspen Highlands
Join ACES and the City of Aspen for a Hallam Lake edition of Aspen's Green Drinks. Meet community members interested in environmental issues, explore the Hallam Lake nature preserve, and enjoy snacks and libations courtesy of ACES and the City of Aspen ZGreen program.
Free Non Members
5PM - 7PM
Submitted by krzysztof on Mon, 08/18/2014 - 04:21
This is an alternate address or temporary change.
Submitted by Jason Smith on Fri, 08/15/2014 - 00:00
Around the Ranch
This week we hosted one of the most exciting events of the year at Rock Bottom Ranch – the first ever Family Farm Feast with Savour the Mountains and the Oppenheim family. This event was a celebration of local food, healthy eating, and family. We searched the Roaring Fork and North Fork Valleys for the best local food products to bring together for an evening focused on teaching the whole family about where our food come from.