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The county seat and the most populous municipality of Pitkin County in Colorado, Aspen is a beautiful city situated in a remote area of the Rocky Mountains' Sawatch Range and Elk Mountains. The city is located 2400 meters above the sea level on the western slope, about 11 miles west of Continental Divide. Aspen experiences humid continental climate due to its high elevation. The summer days in the city are moderately warm and winter nights are very cold. The natural beauty of Aspen is the major reason for attracting tourists from al, around the world.
Places of Interest in Aspen
Also known as Ajax, Aspen Mountain is flocked by skiers year after year for steeps, slopes, and glades that challenge experienced and novice adventure enthusiasts alike. During summers, adventure buffs can hit one of its dozens trails, take a tour to learn about wildlife, join yoga group on the mountain top or enjoy vistas from a gondola. At Ajax, after an action-packed day, adventurers can relax at the Ajax Tavern or sit on the Sundeck and relish lovely views of Elk Mountain.
Maroon Bells are the two peaks of Elk Mountains and are among the most photographed mountains around the world. The majestic image of mountains is reflected across the still waters of Maroon Lake. The best view of Maroon Bells can be obtained from Maroon Lake.
Silver Queen Gondola
Take a Silver Queen Gondola ride to enjoy the majestic vistas of mountain peaks and panorama around. The 14 minutes of ride from Aspen to summit of Ajax is one of the most recommended things to do on your trip to Aspen.
Wheeler Opera House
Started in 1889, Wheeler Opera House introduced Aspen to the traveling Shakespeare troops, minstrel shows, vaudeville, concerts, lectures, burlesques, and occasional boxing matches. It still organizes concerts, movies, lectures, school theater performances, festivals, and much more. The theatre boasts Moroccan leather seats, a rather impressive proscenium stage, and a blue ceiling embedded with silver stars.