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Affordable Midweek Getaway in Aspen

Affordable Midweek Getaway in Aspen
3 days
Renowned as a haven for celebrities, skiers and culture vultures, Aspen manages to maintain a character that is 100 percent Colorado — and can actually be quite family friendly and easy on the wallet. Visiting midweek is a good option for those hoping to make their dollars go even further.

Sustainability Activity

Travel Like a Local:

See how you can work with Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, which promotes stewardship of our public lands by engaging the community in volunteer trail and restoration projects. 

Day 1
Activity

Hike North Fork Trail

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This 4-mile out-and-back (8 miles round trip) is friendly for hikers, runners, horseback riders and others, located along Aspen's famed Independence Pass.
Lunch

SO Cafe at Aspen Art Museum

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With unprecedented views of Aspen Mountain and Independence Pass, SO features an innovative, rotating weekly menu of local ingredients. Read More
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Ashcroft Ghost Town

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Once home to two newspapers, 20 saloons, a school and many homes, the silver mining ghost town features the remains of several historic buildings. Seasonal docents from the Aspen Historical... Read More

Dinner

The Hickory House

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Best ribs in Colorado. 

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We-cycle Bike Share Program

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WE-cycle was founded in 2010 to give everyone in Aspen—living, working or visiting—access to a townie. Read More
Lodging

Hotel Aspen

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Breathtaking mountain views. Four mountains for every level of skier. Superb hiking, biking, fishing and more. World-renowned boutiques, restaurants and galleries. Spacious, delightfully... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

Jus Aspen

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A small juice bar and cafe serving fresh juice, wraps, sandwiches and salads to smoothies, and acai bowls, all in house, using locally sourced ingredients. Jus also offers homemade goods... Read More

Activity

Smuggler Mountain Open Space Jeep and Historic Trails Tour

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Explore the incredible history of the many silver mines on Smuggler Mountain. Guests will be transported by jeep up Smuggler Mountain Rd. where they'll tour, on foot, through ruins and artifacts. June–September.
Lunch

Pyramid Bistro

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Pyramid Bistro is the healthiest restaurant in Aspen. Read More
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Hike Chaparral Ranch Trail

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This intermediate/moderate dirt trail is ideal for those looking for a quieter trail to enjoy hiking, trail running or mountain biking. Tip: Leave the pups at home, this trail is NOT pet-friendly!
Dinner

HOPS Culture

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An exciting new craft-beer focused restaurant-bar on Aspen’s vibrant Hyman Mall. We feature 200 domestic and imported craft beers, 15 world-class wines by the glass, and an upscale American comfort... Read More
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JAS Cafe

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Intimate jazz performances in multiple venues around Aspen including Downstairs at The Little Nell and The Cooking School of Aspen and Upstairs at The Aspen Art Museum. Enjoy candlelit performances... Read More
Lodging

Mountain Chalet Aspen

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Aspen's cozy, family-run hotel, located in the heart of town. During your stay you will enjoy a complimentary full hot breakfast, outdoor swimming pool, hot tub, sauna, steam room, a fitness... Read More

Day 3
Breakfast

Shlomo's Deli & Grill

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Shlomo's Deli & Grill at the base of Aspen Mountain in the gondola plaza is a family-friendly restaurant serving moderately priced breakfast, lunch and dinner. Read More
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Hike Green Mountain

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While Green Mountain is well visible from the switchbacks on the west side of Independence Pass, you will not see any signs for Green Mountain Trailhead on Highway 82. The trailhead is between the Lost Man Trailhead and Independence Lake trailhead.
Lunch

Bamboo Bear

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Order tasty Asian food from our Asian restaurant in Aspen, CO. We serve all types of food dishes that have been adapted from different countries. Read More
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Historic Pub Tour

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Take a guided tour of Aspen’s historic haunts, where you’ll learn about the establishment’s history and hear local lore. Tour meets at the Red Onion, continues to Justice Snow’s, the Aspen Brewing Company and the J-Bar.
Dinner

Home Team BBQ

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Fiery Ron's Home Team BBQ combines traditional processes and techniques of classical cuisine with the simplicity of comfort food, BBQ, and Southern fare.

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LivAspenArt Gallery

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LivAspenArt Gallery focuses on exhibiting local, emerging contemporary as well as nationally and internationally recognized artists. Popping up in various downtown Aspen locations as well as art... Read More
Lodging

The Inn at Aspen

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The Inn at Aspen is Aspen's most affordable, family-friendly resort hotel and is the only ski-in, ski-out hotel located at the base of the Buttermilk Ski Resort (home of the Winter X Games).  It... Read More