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Aspen: From Past to Present History Walking Tour

1. Aspen: From Past to Present History Walking Tour

Take a historic walking tour of downtown Aspen and follow its origins, from a humble mining camp to a world-famous resort. Hear local legends and lore, historical stories, and discover a town rich with life. Walkthrough the historical downtown and visit spectacular landmarks such as the Wheeler Opera House, which housed the Comedy Festival and hosted many famous names throughout the years. Stop at the Red Onion, a restaurant and bar that's been open for more than 100 years. Admire Lady Justice, built outside of the Pitkin County Courthouse, and notice that she doesn't possess the usual blindfold over her eyes. Learn of high-profile litigations that occurred in the building from serial killers to famous actors. Walk along sidewalks, pedestrian ways, and park spaces and get a real taste of what Aspen has to offer.

Aspen: Dark History Ghost-Themed Guided Walking Tour

2. Aspen: Dark History Ghost-Themed Guided Walking Tour

Step into the macabre with a spine-chilling ghost-themed walking tour of Aspen. Stroll thorugh downtown Aspen at a leisurely pace over flat pedestrian walkways and park spaces. Let hair-raising stories from the past give you a thrill.  Meet your guide at a centrally-located meeting point in the heart of downtown Aspen and begin your adventure into this quaint Rocky Mountain town's gruesome past.  Get in depth details about the hidden stories behind historic buildings and spaces. Discover the stories behind the spirits that haunt the Hotel Jerome and hear about tragic moments in the town that was founded as a mining camp. End your tour at the meeting point. 

Aspen: City Highlights Walking Tour

3. Aspen: City Highlights Walking Tour

Get an up close and personal look at Aspen and all it has to offer on a leisurely walking tour downtown. Follow your local guide through the city's downtown core to the top landmarks and locations. Learn facts about the people and places that mark this city's nearly 150-year-old history from your long-time Aspen resident guide. Immerse yourself in local culture as you follow your guide through the charming streets and roads of the city, with green mountains as your backdrop. Hear the stories behind historic buildings like the Wheeler Opera House. Learn about the how Aspen gained its skiing culture at the base of Aspen mountain by the Silver Queen Gondola. Then walk through the vibrant shopping district with the Rockies surrounding you.

Aspen's Off the Beaten Path Scenic Walking Tour

4. Aspen's Off the Beaten Path Scenic Walking Tour

Join an enthusiastic guide and discover Victorian and Modern architectural gems through Aspen's West End neighborhood along with scenic riverside nature paths connecting with the John Denver Sanctuary. This hour and half walking tour covers about 2 miles and requires a moderate level of physical fitness. Discover hidden gems like the Aspen Red Brick Center for the Arts, Aspen Center for Enviromental Studies and the secrets behind the John Denver Sanctuary and insights into this singers imprint on Aspen.

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What people are saying about Aspen

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(2 reviews)

Dean did an amazing job. I learned a lot about Aspen. I am new to the area and this was a great way to see the area and learn about the area. I highly recommend any of these tours.

We had such a great time! Dean shared so many great stories both past and present! My sister grew up in Aspen and she learned new things on the tour too. I highly recommend!

If you want a fun overview of Aspen’s history, this tour is for you. Nicely paced and includes fun little tidbits about the past.