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
4PM Monday - Friday
• 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
Monday, 11AM - 5PM
Tuesday - Sunday, 9AM - 5PM
11247 Castle Creek Road
Aspen, CO 81611
Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM
Saturday, 9AM - 1PM
Closed 4th of July
2001 Hooks Spur Road
Basalt, CO 81621
Monday - Saturday, 9AM - 5PM
Closed 4th of July
100 Puppy Smith Street
Aspen, CO 81611
Volunteers are needed to help with restoration efforts in the Hunter Creek Valley as part of the Hunter-Smuggler Cooperative Plan. We will be pulling weeds to help restore the habitat and prepare the area for upcoming oakbrush treatments. The Hunter-Smuggler Plan is an effort to improve wildlife habitat on 4,681 acres of Federal land in the Hunter Creek Valley and on Smuggler Mountain.
Volunteers will meet at 8:30AM at the upper Hunter Creek Valley (see parking instructions below). The project should conclude around 2:30PM. We will provide coffee and muffins in the morning as well as a thank-you meal for all volunteers after we finish.
Volunteers should bring warm clothes, sun protection, rain gear, long sleeved shirt and pants, closed toed shoes, water, and your own lunch. Please bring work gloves as well if you have them. We will provide all other tools.
Parking: While parking is normally restricted in the upper Hunter Creek Valley, the Forest Service has arranged for volunteers to park just beyond the uppermost gate. See map here for detailed parking location.
This project is a partnership between ACES, Wilderness Workshop, Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, Pitkin County, City of Aspen, and the U.S. Forest Service.
Any questions can be directed to ACES Forest Programs Director Jamie Cundiff at 970-925-5756 or email@example.com.
Free Non Members
8:30AM - 2:30PM
Hunter Creek Valley
Submitted by Jason Smith on Fri, 06/19/2015 - 19:01
Around the Ranch
The first couple weeks of June tend to be the busiest weeks of the season for agricultural production (and everything else) at Rock Bottom Ranch! We are harvesting the first rounds of outdoor cool season crops (salad, arugula, root vegetables, greens, etc.), planting outdoor warm season crops (squash, peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers, etc.), and seeding the fall cool season crops.
Join ACES members and staff for our annual membership dinner, Picnic on the Preserve! Head down to Hallam Lake to enjoy drinks, gourmet dinner, and live music by the talented musicians from the Caleb Dean Band, performing songs from almost every decade of country music.
Online ticketing has closed. Tickets are available at the door for $25. Kids under 10 are free.
Don’t miss this fun kick-off to summer, Monday, June 15th at 5:30PM at Hallam Lake, 100 Puppy Smith Street behind the post office in Aspen. Receive a 2015 edition hat by becoming a new member of ACES! Or, if you are an existing ACES member, receive a free hat by getting a new member to join ACES. Become a member today!
Please walk, bike, bus, or carpool to Hallam Lake whenever possible! Parking is extremely limited. Please park efficiently. Overflow parking for Hallam Lake is available in the West End (2 hour free parking) with an easy walk down to the center.
Generously sponsored by
Where I Come From from Caleb Dean Band on Vimeo.
This event is sold out.
Please email Olivia, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to be added to the waitlist.
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.
$99 Non Members
6:30PM - 8:30PM
Rock Bottom Ranch