6/03/2014 - 8/26/2014
6/14/2014 - 8/30/2014
6/14/2014 - 9/01/2014
6/14/2014 - 9/01/2014
6/21/2014 - 9/01/2014
6/21/2014 - 9/01/2014
6/23/2014 - 8/11/2014

Maroon Bells Programs

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
Daily, free
6/16/2012 - 9/03/2012
Mon-Fri; Drop-in Summer Series
7/31/2014 - 8/08/2014
Thursdays; Drop-in Summer Series
7/31/2014 - 8/07/2014
8/04/2014 - 8/08/2014
8/04/2014 - 8/08/2014
8/04/2014 - 8/08/2014
Rebecca Weiss
Lisa Tasker
Dr. Cherilynn Morrow
1 graduate college credit available
8/07/2014 - 8/08/2014
8/11/2014 - 8/15/2014
8/11/2014 - 8/15/2014
Simon Harrison, Wild Earth Children
8/11/2014 - 8/15/2014
8/18/2014 - 8/22/2014
8/18/2014 - 8/22/2014
Simon Harrison, Wild Earth Children
8/18/2014 - 8/22/2014
Rebecca Weiss
Rebecca Weiss
Rebecca Weiss
Rebecca Weiss
Rebecca Weiss
Rebecca Weiss
Wildflowers on Aspen Mountain

Aspen Mountain Walk

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
Daily, Free

6/16/2012 - 9/03/2012
SUMMER: Mon-Sun, 9AM-5PM
Tel: 970.925.9157
Fax: 970.925.4819
11247 Castle Creek Road
Aspen, CO 81611

SUMMER: Mon - Fri, 9PM - 5PM
Sat 9AM -1PM
Tel: 970.927.6760
Fax: 970.927.6703
2001 Hooks Spur Road

Basalt, CO 81621

SUMMER: Mon - Sat, 9AM - 5PM
Tel: 970.925.5756
Fax: 970.925.4819
100 Puppy Smith Street
Aspen, CO 81611

Annual Harvest Party

Join ACES on Saturday October 18 from 12PM - 5PM to celebrate fall at Rock Bottom Ranch with a truly unique event for the whole valley! This family-friendly party features lunch, live music, and beer and wine.

Guests of all ages will enjoy pumpkin carving, apple cider pressing, farm tours, face painting, traditional ranch games, dancing, a silent auction and more.

Day of tickets $20 adults (11+), $10 kids (10 & under), kids under 2 are free. This event may sell out.

Event ticket sales and silent auction will benefit ACES in-school environmental science classes at Aspen Elementary School, Basalt Elementary School, and new this school year – Crystal River Elementary School in Carbondale, as well as hands-on science exploration and field trips for 42 regional schools in the valley.

This is a car-free event! Please bike or walk down the Rio Grande Trail to RBR when possible. Free shuttles to Rock Bottom Ranch can be picked up every 15 mins at the Basalt Park & Ride or the El Jebel Park & Ride.


12PM - 5PM
Rock Bottom Ranch

Fall Colors Membership Potluck

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies invites you to the Catto Center at Toklat for our annual Membership Potluck dinner on Tuesday, September 23th from 5:30 pm - 8 pm. We will eat, drink, and be merry around the campfire. Please bring your favorite dish to share and join us for this special event in celebration of membership.

Warm clothes and/or blankets encouraged for this "drive-in" style showing. Afterwards, we'll roast s'mores around the fire.

This event is a thank you celebration in honor of our members. Everyone is encouraged to attend! Click here to become a new member.

Free Members

5:30PM - 8:30PM
Catto Center at Toklat

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RBR News | July 25, 2014

Posted in Ranch Report

Around the Ranch

Farm to Table for the Kids!

Posted in Ranch Report

It's not everyday you see someone (an 11-year-old no less) asking for more vinaigrette when their plate is already licked clean. This was just one of the things that pleasantly surprised me last week while teaching ACES Farm to Table 101 kids class at Rock Bottom Ranch. We had extra homemade vinaigrette after we dressed our salads from the garden and I was wracking my brain for what to use it for -- if only we had made bread, too! Turns out it doesn't matter, the kids were happy to have seconds of vinaigrette without the salad: "Ohmygosh, YUM!! We have extra?? Can I drink it??"

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