- Many tours include a meal option at one of Aspen's fine restaurants. Prices start at $100.
- Gondola or lift-accessed tours at Aspen Mountain or Snowmass ski area cost $55 for adults, $43 for youth and seniors and $33 for children.
- Tours leave daily from mid-December through April conditions pending.
Mountain newbies, families, nature seekers, hard-charging skiers on a rest day – snowshoeing in Aspen attracts all types. Luckily, there's no shortage of scenic trails for all abilities. Several operators run daily tours from many different areas.
Where to go
If you're going to do only one trail, then take Maroon Creek Trail to legendary Maroon Bells – supposedly the most-photographed mountains in the world.
Also, ride the gondola to Richmond Ridge atop Aspen Mountain for spectacular views of town. Or get an early start and trek the eight miles to Conundrum Hot Springs starting at Castle Creek Road.
Rentals & Fees
Snowshoe rentals start at $25 a day. All guided tours leaving from Aspen Mountain or Snowmass include a discounted lift ticket purchased at any ticket office.
Hire a guide
If you're new to snowshoeing or mountain travel in general, then take a guided tour. Your local guide will not only keep everyone safe in avalanche terrain, but also explain Aspen's cultural and natural history.