- Visit the enchanting mountain village of Redstone, Colorado
- Only about an hour from Aspen in the heart of the Rockies
- Get fine dining and beautiful lodging in Redstone
- Hike Hawk Creek for 4.4 miles through timbered foothills
- Fish the Crystal River
- Tour the elegant 42-room Redstone Castle
Redstone, CO is a picturesque town nestled in the Rockies, amidst breathtaking scenery and close to all sorts of recreational opportunities. Rivers and snow-capped peaks invite you for adventures in the out-of-doors. Wildlife wanders the woods in the White River National Forest.
Redstone, Colorado is located on Highway 133, right on the edge of the Maroon Bells Wilderness Area, south of Glenwood Springs and Carbondale.
Redstone is small, but still provides the taste treats you are looking for. Get fine dining or family meals in any of the great eateries. Breakfast, lunch or dinner; the delicious meals will have you coming back for more.
Lodging in Redstone offers many amenities, including the privacy you long for. Get off the beaten path in a vacation rental or a quaint Bed & Breakfast by the river. A historic inn or a rustic cabin may be your preference. It’s your choice!
Redstone attracts visitors from all over to this pristine mountain environment. There are things to do here the year round.
Some hikes you might enjoy are East Creek and Hawk Creek. East Creek hike is a bit more challenging, a strenuous hike of 16 miles to Avalanche Creek Divide. Beautiful views await you as well as the wildflowers in the alpine meadows. Hawk Creek is only moderately strenuous, but you should still be in shape for this 4.4-mile hike through the timbered foothills.
Fishing the crystal clear Crystal River takes you to a state of tranquility, while you sit on the bank and enjoy the sunset on the red cliffs.
- Whitewater Rafting
Not far away (south at Marble), you can take to the waters on the Crystal River, paddling from Marble to the Roaring Fork Confluence. It’s a 31-mile trip you will never forget. You should be at an intermediate to expert level to attempt this run.
- Winter Sports
In the winter months around Redstone, you’ll enjoy some of the thrills and unique adventures to be had in this area of the Rockies. Take a horse-drawn sleigh ride, snowshoe through the white powder, try your hand at ice climbing or go dogsledding. Redstone has frozen waterfalls that are popular with ice climbers, too!
- Cleveholm Manor (Redstone Castle)
John Cleveland Osgood built this Tudor-style mansion for his second wife. With an elegant design, the 42-room Redstone Castle has servant’s quarters, a carriage house and a gamekeeper’s cottage. Osgood was the person who originally established the town of Redstone in the late 1800s.
To get to Aspen from Redstone, Colorado, get on Highway 133, follow it to Colorado Highway 82 East and drive this scenic route right into Aspen. It only takes about an hour to make this drive.