Eagles, Hawks, & Owls

Learn all about raptors in this close-up encounter with our resident, non-releasable birds of prey the Golden Eagle, Great Horned Owl, and Red-tailed Hawk. Visitors of all ages will enjoy this one-hour program!

$10 suggested donation per family / free for members.

Rain or shine!


6/16/2014 - 8/30/2014
Hallam Lake
4PM Monday - Friday
2PM Saturday

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
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
Call for details
Tel: 970.925.9157
Fax: 970.925.4819
toklat@aspennature.org
11247 Castle Creek Road
Aspen, CO 81611

Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm
Closed Christmas and New Years
Tel: 970.927.6760
Fax: 970.927.6703
rockbottom@aspennature.org
2001 Hooks Spur Road

Basalt, CO 81621

Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm
Closed Christmas and New Years
Tel: 970.925.5756
Fax: 970.925.4819
aces@aspennature.org
100 Puppy Smith Street
Aspen, CO 81611

Farm to Table Brunch

ACES brings you the best regional products for a celebration of local and sustainable agriculture! Join us for our first Farm to Table Brunch event, and the opportunity to dine at the source with a menu featuring products from Rock Bottom Ranch and the surrounding area. Guests will enjoy a meal of local foods and brunch cocktails in the open-air pole barn at our beautiful site, a guided farm tour, and the opportunity to meet local producers and learn where your meal comes from.

The meal will feature food grown and raised at Rock Bottom Ranch as well as other local vendors. The menu and meal will be prepared by Rock Bottom Ranch Director Jason Smith. Growing up in the restaurant industry, Jason has been involved with food his whole life, eventually progressing through restaurants in North Carolina, New York, and ultimately The Little Nell in 2004. After working under Chef Ryan Hardy, Jason became passionate about local food and sustainable agriculture and joined ACES as the Rock Bottom Ranch Director in 2013.

Discounted tickets for all Farm to Table events will be available to current ACES members via email on May 22. Tickets will be available to the public on the 1st of the month the event will take place. Click here to become an ACES member and enjoy early access to discounted tickets.

8/16/2015

6:30PM - 8:30PM
Rock Bottom Ranch

Farm to Table Dinner | August

ACES brings you the best regional products for an evening celebrating local and sustainable agriculture! Join us for our fourth Farm to Table Dinner of the season and the opportunity to dine at the source with a menu featuring products from Rock Bottom Ranch and the surrounding area. Guests will enjoy a 5-course meal of local foods, cheeses, beer, wine and spirits in the open-air pole barn at our beautiful site, a guided farm tour, and the opportunity to meet local producers and learn where your meal comes from.

The meal will feature food grown and raised at Rock Bottom Ranch as well as other local vendors. The menu and meal will be prepared by Rock Bottom Ranch Director Jason Smith. Growing up in the restaurant industry, Jason has been involved with food his whole life, eventually progressing through restaurants in North Carolina, New York, and ultimately The Little Nell in 2004. After working under Chef Ryan Hardy, Jason became passionate about local food and sustainable agriculture and joined ACES as the Rock Bottom Ranch Director in 2013.

Discounted tickets for all Farm to Table events will be available to current ACES members via email on May 22. Tickets will be available to the public on the 1st of the month the event will take place. Click here to become an ACES member and enjoy early access to discounted tickets.

8/14/2015

6:30PM - 8:30PM
Rock Bottom Ranch

Annual Mushroom Fair

Join visiting fungi expert, Vera Evenson, Curator at the Sam Mitchel Herbarium of Fungi, Denver Botanic Gardens, for an ACES Annual Mushroom Fair!  Learn all you ever wanted to know about mushrooms - a wide variety of specimens will be exhibited, identified and examined up close. Come prepared to look at various mushrooms under a microscope, make spore prints, learn about their intricate ways and how important they are to the whole ecosystem - you're welcome to bring your own mushrooms to share and learn about.  Come to ACES for a fun filled afternoon learning about mushrooms - not to mention you'll get to discuss which ones are the choice edible varieties.

Free and open to the public.

Join us for an in-depth 2-day field course with Vera on Thursday and Friday preceding the fair.

Free Members
Free Non Members
8/01/2015

10AM - 2PM
Hallam Lake

Farm to Table Dinner | July

ACES brings you the best regional products for an evening celebrating local and sustainable agriculture! Join us for our third Farm to Table Dinner of the season and the opportunity to dine at the source with a menu featuring products from Rock Bottom Ranch and the surrounding area. Guests will enjoy a 5-course meal of local foods, cheeses, beer, wine and spirits in the open-air pole barn at our beautiful site, a guided farm tour, and the opportunity to meet local producers and learn where your meal comes from.

The meal will feature food grown and raised at Rock Bottom Ranch as well as other local vendors. The menu and meal will be prepared by Rock Bottom Ranch Director Jason Smith. Growing up in the restaurant industry, Jason has been involved with food his whole life, eventually progressing through restaurants in North Carolina, New York, and ultimately The Little Nell in 2004. After working under Chef Ryan Hardy, Jason became passionate about local food and sustainable agriculture and joined ACES as the Rock Bottom Ranch Director in 2013.

Discounted tickets for all Farm to Table events will be available to current ACES members via email on May 22. Tickets will be available to the public on the 1st of the month the event will take place. Click here to become an ACES member and enjoy early access to discounted tickets.


7/25/2015

6:30PM - 8:30PM
Rock Bottom Ranch
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