Beautiful mountains above Ashcroft

A must-do Aspen experience! Explore winter in Aspen on this half-day snowshoe tour in the beautiful and pristine Castle Creek Valley. Your Naturalist guide will share expertise on animal tracking, valley geology, avalanches, bird-life, winter habitats, and sub-alpine ecology. You will explore the historic Ashcroft ghost town and walk through serene spruce and fir forests and open meadows on your way to a gourmet lunch at the spectacular Pine Creek Cookhouse (PCCH). Following lunch, you'll meander through peaceful aspen groves on your return to the King Cabin. 

  • Offered every day at 10:00AM. Meet at the King Cabin at Ashcroft Ski Touring Center, located 11 miles up Castle Creek Road from the round-about.
  • $100  4-hour guided tour, snowshoe rental and basic instruction, and Ashcroft trail pass. 
  • Pay separately for lunch from the Pine Creek Cookhouse lunch menu and/or enjoy drinks from the bar.
  • 3.5 miles round trip, tours take place on gentle terrain and are held at a leisurely pace. 
  • Warm boots, winter clothing, sunscreen, and water are strongly recommended.
  • Two-person minimum required to run the tour.

Reservations are required: call ACES at 970.925.5756 during open hours (Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM) to book. After hours please dial 0 and leave a detailed message - we will confirm your reservation by 9AM the next business day. 48-hours notice recommended for tour reservations.

Tours made possible through a partnership between ACES, Ashcroft Ski Touring/Pine Creek Cookhouse, and the White River National Forest (USFS).


Snowshoe and Ski Tours

Next Date:

Daily starting Dec. 16, 10:30am-2:30pm


Non-member price:
Member price:


  • Adults
  • Families