Ashcroft Snowshoe Tour

A must-do Aspen experience! Explore winter in Aspen on this half-day snowshoe tour in the beautiful and pristine Castle Creek Valley. Your Naturalist guide will share expertise on animal tracking, valley geology, avalanches, birdlife, winter habitats, and sub-alpine ecology. You will explore the historic Ashcroft ghost town and walk through serene spruce and fir forests and open meadows on your way to a gourmet lunch at the spectacular Pine Creek Cookhouse. Following lunch, you’ll meander through peaceful aspen groves on your return to the King Cabin.

About the Tour

  • Offered every day at 10:00AM. Meet at the King Cabin at Ashcroft Ski Touring Center, located 11 miles up Castle Creek Road from the roundabout.
  • 3.5 miles round trip, tours take place on gentle terrain and are held at a leisurely pace.
  • Warm boots, winter clothing, sunscreen, and water are strongly recommended.
  • Two-person minimum is required to run the tour.
  • The guide fee per party is $250 to join a snowshoe tour with multiple parties. To book a private tour, the guide fee is $500.
  • Trail pass, snowshoe rentals, and lunch at the Pine Creek Cookhouse are an additional cost at Ashcroft Ski Touring.


  • Reservations are required.
  • Call ACES at 970.925.5756 during open hours (Monday – Friday, 9AM – 5PM) to book. Alternatively, email
  • After hours, please dial 0 and leave a detailed message; we will confirm your reservation the next business day.
  • 48-hours notice is recommended for tour reservations.

Tours made possible through a partnership between ACES, Ashcroft Ski Touring/Pine Creek Cookhouse, and the White River National Forest (USFS).

Ashcroft Ghost Town is managed by the Aspen Historical Society.

Ashcroft Snowshoe Tour

April 14, 2024 from 10am–2:30pm