Aspen Neighborhoods, Locations and Districts
(Aspen, Colorado - CO, USA)
Nestled high up in Colorado's Rocky Mountains, Aspen is synonymous with glitz and glamour and its legendary skiing. Scattered liberally across the town are expensive restaurants and chic boutiques filled with the season's latest ski fashions.
Don't be mistaken, Aspen is very much a playground for Hollywood's rich and famous, but don't let this put you off. Affordable stays are possible in Aspen and worth it for the beauty and excitement of the Elk Mountains scenery, the fascinating history the town and the vibrant cultural scene.
Aspen is just as attractive in the summer, a time when wildflowers blossom and green forests provide a wonderful backdrop for a range of outdoor activities. In the fall, many areas around Aspen are known for their impressive autumnal shades and striking colors.
Aspen itself is a relatively small township making navigation and getting around easy. Chair lifts at the southern end of the town transport skiers up to the slopes. The main commercial area in Aspen is roughly demarcated by Hopkins Avenue to the north and Durant Avenue to the south and is where much of the accommodation, dining and tourist services are located.
Downtown Aspen is best explored on foot, as you can take in the beauty of its old Victorian buildings and do some window shopping at the same time.