Winter Naturalist Tours

Experience the mountains around Aspen with an ACES Naturalist. Our guides know the area and have a wealth of stories and information to share about wildlife and history of the area.

On-Mountain Snowshoe Tours

Join us on Aspen Mountain or at Snowmass for a daily snowshoe tour Dec 11 – April 14. Prices: $77 Adults, $58 Youth (7-17 years) and Seniors (over 65 years). If you have your own lift ticket, tour prices are: $44 Adults, $35 Youth & Senior. Tour price includes gondola ride, snowshoes, knowledgeable guide, and basic snowshoeing instruction. Purchase tickets HERE or at any Aspen Snowmass┬áticket office.┬áThese tours are limited to 10 people.

Aspen Mountain

Weave in and out of spruce and fir forests as you take in Aspen’s majestic vistas from Richmond Ridge with a knowledgeable Naturalist on this two-hour guided snowshoe tour. Learn about wildlife in winter, tracking, mountain ecology, Aspen history, avalanches, and winter habitats.

Tours depart from the top of the Silver Queen Gondola at 10am and 1pm daily.

Snowmass Mountain

Explore spruce and fir forests along a babbling creek in the Snowmass Ski Area on this two-hour guided snowshoe tour with a Naturalist. Learn about Rocky Mountain winter ecology, animals, and more as you discover the area and enjoy the silence of a snow-covered forest.

Tours depart from the top of the Elk Camp Gondola at 10am and 1pm daily.

Ashcroft Snowshoe Tour

Our winter Ashcroft Tour has it all: After a jaunt through the silver mining ghost town of Ashcroft, wander along Castle Creek, through meadows, and take in spectacular big sky views. Arrive at the famed Pine Creek Cookhouse for a cozy lunch experience. Then, head back to the King Cabin through aspen groves and meadows with your guide.

Free Snowmass Ski Tour!

Take a break from tearing it up to ski with a Naturalist. Naturalists lead a 45 min nature tour down green and blue runs from the Wapiti Wildlife Center near the top of the Elk Camp lift daily at 11am and 1pm. Spot snowshoe hare tracks, see who has been eating tree bark, and see how nature and the ski resort coexist.

Private Snowshoe Tours

Private Snowshoe Tours

Looking for a different adventure? Hire a private Naturalist guide to take you to any of the locations above or explore Hunter Creek, North Star Nature Preserve, the Rio Grande trail, and more. Tours include knowledgeable guide and snowshoes.