A 6-Day Recess in the Rockies Playground

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For the country’s highest-caliber, year-round mountain resort communities, this is ground zero. Enjoy best-in-class comforts in welcoming mountain towns like Aspen, Snowmass, Glenwood Springs, Vail, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain, Georgetown, Idaho Springs and more.

Sustainability Activity
5 Steps to Care for Coloradans

As Colorado continues to take steady and thoughtful steps to reopening, the health and safety of visitors remains our highest priority. Here are some ways to be conscientious and caring on your adventures, while ensuring you make the most out of every second of your vacation. Learn More >>

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Wheel & Deal

Spring is one of the best times to get incredible values throughout this region, while still having access to all of the warm-weather activities it has to offer.

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1
Activity
Morning Bike Ride Around Aspen

Explore downtown and view historic buildings like Wheeler Opera House, the Elks Building and Hotel Jerome or bike along the Rio Grande Trail. Don't have a bike? Don't worry. You can reserve one from Four Mountain Sports.

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Lunch
Jour De Fete
Our name is french for holiday, because we believe every day is worth celebrating. Our menu is derived from a combination of ideas by our El…
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Bag a Big One

Book a fly-fishing excursion on the Roaring Fork River with Aspen Outfitting Company.

Activity
Aspen Outfitting Co

Aspen Outfitting Company has developed a reputation for providing residents and visitors with the finest outdoor experiences since 1969. We work…

Dinner
L'Hostaria
We set a special table for you, a table arranged with the most wonderful Italian foods made from unique ingredients and prepared with the utmost care.
Activity
Go Shopping in Downtown Aspen

Peruse the many shops and boutiques in downtown Aspen and explore the Aspen Art Museum.

Lodging
Hotel Aspen

Breathtaking mountain views. Four mountains for every level of skier. Superb hiking, biking, fishing and more. World-renowned boutiques,…

Day
2
Breakfast
Fuel Cafe

Fuel is a cozy cafe offering delicious food and beverages in a friendly atmosphere for anyone that appreciates great taste, is looking for health…

Activity
Elk Camp Gondola Ride

The Elk Camp Gondola takes visitors up to a scenic recreation area year-round. In the summer, Elk Camp’s activities range from Eurobungy and a climbing wall to access to Snowmass’ famed hiking and mountain-biking trails — especially at the Lost Forest Bike Park. Take the Elk Camp chairlift even higher and you’ll top out at 11,325 feet.

Lunch
Venga Venga Cantina & Tequila Bar

Chef Richard Sandoval invites guests to gather, dine and raise a glass at Venga Venga Cantina & Tequila Bar. Savor authentic Mexican cooking…

Activity
Above It All Balloon Co., Inc.
Unique mountain hot air balloon flights over the Snowmass/Aspen area. Nothing like it!
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Maroon Bells Bus Tickets

Between June and October, only Roaring Fork Transportation Authority buses can enter the gates between the hours of 8am and 5pm. Tickets cost $16 and can be purchased at the Highlands Center.

Dinner
TORO Kitchen & Lounge

Experience the rituals of Latin contemporary dining at TORO Kitchen & Lounge from acclaimed chef and restaurateur Richard Sandoval.

Activity
The Spa at Viceroy Snowmass
Designed by Jean Michel-Gathy, the 7,000-square-foot Viceroy Snowmass spa offers a selection of holistic wellness experiences, from Ute Indian…
Lodging
Limelight Hotel Snowmass
We couldn't make a hotel without first making it feel like home. That means cozy rooms, every amenity you could want, and a warm gathering place…
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3
Insider's Tip
Head to Glenwood Springs

Drive northwest from Aspen to Glenwood Springs — your next destination.

Breakfast
Local on Cooper
We refuse to compromise on quality in our restaurant. We are lucky to have access to local produce, local meats and dairy as well as multiple vendors…
Activity
Hike Hanging Lake

Hanging Lake is a Colorado treasure and a rare example of a travertine geological formation located in the heart of Glenwood Canyon. The 1.2-mile trail is steep and rigorous but rewarding once you see the natural beauty that awaits you at the top.

NOTE: Hanging Lake Trail is closed for the foreseeable future due to mudslides.

Insider's Tip
Get Your Permit

The Hanging Lake permit system is in place to protect the fragile ecosystem. Find out how to get one >>

Lunch
Slope & Hatch
Taps, tacos, dogs and more. Fresh, affordable, chef-driven cuisine.
Activity
Raft the Mighty Colorado

Expert raft guides not only know every rapid, hole and hot spring on the waterways, their stories make excellent entertainment for visitors rafting. Glenwood Springs’ commercial rafting outfitters have decades of experience delivering whitewater excitement to people of all ages and abilities.

Dinner
Riviera Supper Club & Piano Bar
Chef Travis Owen and Music Man Jonathan Gorst are bringing together vibrant seasonal cuisine and the piano bar experience. With live music seven days…
Activity
Iron Mountain Hot Springs

Nestled along the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs, Iron Mountain Hot Springs offers incredible views of the Colorado and Roaring Fork river…

Lodging
Glenwood Hot Springs Resort

If you’re like us, you want a bigger, wilder experience. Something that elevates the dreams, adventures and spirit that few destination…

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4
Insider's Tip
Head to Breakfast

Drive a little over an hour to Vail to get your brunchin' on.

Breakfast
Big Bear Bistro

We feature the BEST breakfast and Gourmet Sandwiches in the Vail Valley, we offer natural meats, fresh veggies and organic bread baked fresh daily…

Activity
4 Eagle Ranch

4 Eagle Ranch offers a true Colorado experience. Activities include horseback riding, rafting, fly fishing, sleigh rides, jeep tours, 4 wheeling,…

Lunch
Stick Around for Lunch at the Ranch

After lunch, go for a wine tasting at Vines at Vail, the ranch's modest mountain winery.

Activity
ATV Ride

Sage offers a unique and true Colorado backcounty experience in quintessential Western Colorado. Enjoy the mountains with expert guides on 6,000 acres of private terrain.

Dinner
Vintage in Vail
Vintage is a romantic Brasserie-style wine lounge located in Vail Village. Also, now serving the best breakfast in Vail and dinner four nights a week.
Activity
Try the Bully Ranch Mudslide

The Sonnenalp's famed Bully Ranch Mudslide (for adults only) is a must-try when dining in Vail.

Lodging
Antlers at Vail

The Antlers at Vail residences enjoy a fantastic location on Gore Creek, only 150 yards from Vail's ski lifts, gondola, shopping and dining. A…

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5
Insider's Tip
Drive to Breckenridge

Hop on the road for a little under an hour to the adorable mountain town of Breckenridge.

Breakfast
Blue Moose Restaurant

Blue Moose Café serves some of the best breakfast meals in town (cash only). A favorite among locals and visitors alike, the café dishes up hearty…

Activity
Ride the Alpine Slide at Breckenridge Ski Resort’s Epic Discovery

Experience the resort’s high alpine environment in summer by taking the slide of your life at the Peak 8 Base Camp. This hub of adventure offers breathtaking scenery paired with family-friendly activities, like the curvy and rolling Alpine Slide.

Lunch
Carboy Winery

Carboy Winery is a unique winery working hands-on with vineyards & winemakers from Colorado and other prominent wine regions around the world. We…

Activity
Visit a Historic Saloon

The Gold Pan Saloon has stood for over 140 years playing host to gunfights, outlasting Prohibition, and boasting the longest continuous liquor license west of the Mississippi.

Insider's Tip
Dine at the Highest Distillery in Colorado

The Breckenridge Distillery Restaurant serves up classic American dishes that complement the establishment's spirits. Make it an afternoon and visit Broken Compass Brewing next door for a fresh brew and sunshine. 

Dinner
Breckenridge Distillery Restaurant

We bring unique flavors from Chef David Burke and good company together in a relaxed mountain setting. The Breck Distillery offers daily free 

Activity
Take a Stroll on Breck's Walkable Main Street

Stroll the downtown's historic main drag that's been temporarily turned into an open-air pedestrian walking mall. You'll enjoy pop-up performances, art demonstration, boutique shopping and artisanal dining options as you go.

Lodging
Mountain Thunder Lodge

Located in the heart of the Breckenridge Ski Resort in beautiful Colorado, Mountain Thunder Lodge features cosmopolitan luxury, in a rustic…

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6
Insider's Tip
Idaho Springs or Bust

Journey to Idaho Springs and Georgetown, where you'll spend the day delving into Colorado's mineral-rich history.

Breakfast
The Frothy Cup

Here at The Frothy Cup we buy only the highest quality green coffee beans from all over the world, and then we roast them in small batches here at…

Activity
Argo Mill & Tunnel

The Argo Mill, Mine and Museum tour is educational and fun for all ages!  During its heyday, the mine procesed more than one hundred million…

Lunch
Beau Jo's Idaho Springs

Beau Jo's pizza is legendary among Colorado outdoor enthusiasts. The original pizza restaurant, located in Idaho Springs, Colorado has been the…

Activity
Georgetown Loop Railroad

Climb aboard one of Colorado's famous historic narrow gauge railroads. This engineering marvel takes you high over the Devil's Gate Bridge and…

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Head to Copper Mountain

Next up on your drive is Copper Mountain.

Dinner
C.B. Grille

Fresh, local ingredients coupled with creativity makes for a memorable menu here which includes small plates, choice angus steaks, fresh seafood,…

Activity
Copper Creek Golf Course

Spellbinding views of the Ten Mile Range provide the perfect backdrop for any golf outing and Copper Creek's outstanding service is sure to…

Lodging
Copper Mountain Lodging
Stay with Copper! All our lodging accommodations are just steps away from chairlifts, restaurants, retail shops, activities and nightlife. 
Copper…