Aspen Landmarks and Monuments

(Aspen, Colorado - CO, USA)

Before Aspen became a magnet for rich and famous skiers, this was once a booming mining town, with many important landmarks and monuments remaining. Aspen's interesting history gives it an added dimension compared to other resorts and the town is dominated by Victorian-era buildings and various other significant monuments.

Silver Queen Gondola

Address: Durant Street and South Hunter Street, Aspen, Colorado CO, 81611, USA
Tel: +1 970 923 1227
A favorite attraction during both the summer and winter, the Silver Queen Gondola whisks visitors from the heart of the town up to the 11,200 foot / 3,415 meters summit of Aspen Mountain, from where you can take in breathtaking views of the valley below and the spectacular Elk Mountains, explore various hiking trails and have a meal at the Sundeck.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 16:00
Admission: charge

Maroon Bells

Aspen's Maroon Bells is one of the most iconic and photographed natural landmarks in Colorado. Sedimentary layers of rock slowly shaped by glaciers have helped to form these distinct angular peaks that tower over Maroon Lake below.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

Wheeler Opera House

Address: 320 East Hyman Avenue, Aspen, Colorado CO, 81611, USA
Tel: +1 970 920 5770
Wheeler Opera House was built in 1889 and has recently undergone restoration to make it one of the most attractive landmarks in Aspen. The building is beautifully designed interior hosts various theater, concert and dance performances throughout the year.
Open hours: hours vary
Admission: charge

Aspen Fountain

Address: Mill Street and Hyman Avenue, Aspen, Colorado CO, 81611, USA
A focal point for people watching and a popular spot for live music performances at night, Aspen Fountain is popular during the summer when it shoots jets of water up randomly, soaking anyone in its way.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

Ute Cemetery

Address: Ute Avenue, Aspen, Colorado CO, 81611, USA
Aspen's Ute Cemetery recently underwent extensive restoration and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Gravestones of families who have long moved on from the Roaring Fork Valley area after the end of the silver boom date back to the 19th century and the cemetery now serves as a reminder of the town's tumultuous history.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free