5 Great Family Activities for Your Aspen Vacation

Recently, I went to see the highly anticipated finale to the Marvel Avengers series of films. My nine-year son is fanatical about the franchise, so he was very keen to see Avengers Endgame. With a running time of over 3-hours, this movie requires a large investment of time. However, everything about this fantasy adventure is amazing including the acting, direction, plotline, and special effects.

Midway through the film, Tony Stark (Iron Man) reunites with his father, Howard Stark in a time travel sequence set in the 1970s. Poignantly, his father says that all the money in the world won’t buy another second of time (or something to that effect). As a father, that really resonated with me because quality family time is very important. I relish the chance to visit new and exciting places, and Aspen Colorado is a city that certainly makes my list because of the diverse amount of activities it has to offer. Here are five great examples that are designed to make your family vacation more fulfilling.

Aspen Animal Shelter

For those who love friends of the canine variety, Aspen Animal Shelter is definitely worth a closer look. This facility is open all year round so you can visit anytime. Even better, if you find yourself missing your furry friend on your vacation, you can even take a dog out for the day on a leisurely walk or nature hike.

Aspen Mountain

Even though Aspen Mountain is renowned for skiing, it also offers a lot of family fun activities during the summer months. For example, there is the world’s highest official disc (frisbee) golf course, numerous scenic hikes, and the marvellous Sundeck restaurant.

Aspen Recreation Center

On the off chance that the weather isn’t nice, or you simply want to experience something different, Aspen Recreation Center is a great option. There is a broad range of kids’ activities available, including rock climbing, swimming, karate classes, and ice skating. For the adults, there is a state of art cardio room and gymnasium.

Maroon Peak Trail

For adventurous families who thrive on exercise, Maroon Peak Trail is definitely worth a go. This scenic 10.9-mile hike is definitely challenging, but completely worth the investment. Ideally accessed from March to September Maroon Peak Trail is also canine friendly.

Whitewater Rafting

During the summer months in Aspen (when all the snow has melted), Whitewater Rafting is a great activity for the whole family. Probably the most renowned operator is AWR, who run trips in Aspen, Snowmass, and Arkansas River Valley.