Summer Naturalist Hikes

Hike with an ACES Naturalist! Get to know more about the Roaring Fork Valley by hiking with a naturalist guide.

Meet us for one of our daily free hikes, or reserve a private hike. Our guides know the area and have a wealth of stories and information to share about the wildlife and history of the area. ACES offers free nature tours at Maroon Bells, Aspen Mountain, and Snowmass Mountain. ACES also offers private guided experiences (see below).

 

Daily Free Nature Hikes

Naturalist tours run Saturday, June 19 - Monday, September 5, 2022 unless noted otherwise.

 

Ashcroft Guided Tours

Green World Day Hike

Join an ACES Naturalist guide for a hike through the Ashcroft ghost town up to the famed Pine Creek Cookhouse. After wandering along Castle Creek through wildflower meadows and mountain vistas, enjoy a prixe fixe lunch at the Cookhouse. The hike duration is 2 hours, with departure dependent on restaurant reservation time. Learn more here!

River Run Sunset Hike

Join an ACES Naturalist guide for the evening version of our "Green World Day Hike" through the Ashcroft ghost town up to the famed Pine Creek Cookhouse. After wandering along Castle Creek through wildflower meadows and mountain vistas, enjoy dinner at the Cookhouse. The hike duration is 2 hours, with departure dependent on restaurant reservation time. Learn more here!

 

Hire a Guide: Private Naturalist Tours

Hire a Naturalist guide for your hiking or educational experience exploring the mountains around Aspen. Our guides know the area and have a wealth of stories and information to share about wildlife, history, and ecology. Private guided options are perfect for individuals, families, or groups. Email [email protected] and we will help you determine what hike is best for you. ACES is a permitted outfitter guide through the US Forest Service White River National Forest.

Learn more about our private tours

 

ACES is currently able to offer guided hikes according to federal, state, and local public health orders.