Summertime may be Aspen's most glorious season.
Absorb the beauty of the Rockies in the summer, combined with the Five-star service of The Little Nell.Adventures with The Little Nell allow guests to experience a fully customized adventure program, guided by our 5-star, 5-diamond team of adventure specialists. Our summer activities in Aspen are entirely customizable to your ability level, outdoor experience and comfort in high altitudes, and will develop your passion for adventure and the outdoors. Each adventure offers an option for customized food and wine pairings, ranging from snacks to gourmet picnic lunches and expertly prepared fish. View our Summer adventure e-brochure below for a detailed menu of adventures.
To speak with an adventure specialist or to book your trip:
Email The Little Nell Adventure Shop or call 1.970.920.6315.
Watch our Adventure Video below to get a sneak peak of Summer Adventures with The Little Nell!
The Little Nell’s team of expert fishing guides has developed an extensive selection of adventures to cater to the needs of any angler, from novice to expert. Most fly fishing outings feature gourmet lunches, complete with white tablecloths, wine selections and fine silverware, for the most sophisticated meal you’ve ever experienced in the great outdoors. Helicopter excursions, women's clinics and float trips in the hotel's boat are just a few examples of fly fishing activities in Aspen.
MOUNTAIN BIKING AND CYCLING
Take advantage our fleet of cruiser bikes and choose from a menu of rides for cyclists of all levels, including guided tours, training and instruction from some of Aspen’s top athletes. Delicious, custom lunches are available upon request. We also offer Garmin® GPS units, pre-loaded with suggested rides, so no rider gets lost.
COWBOY 101 OVERNIGHT HORSEBACK TRIPS
A horse trip in the wilderness of West Snowmass Creek will bring you to a valley with breathtaking scenery, including the stunning Snowmass Lake. At camp, you'll find a dining tent and individual sleeping tents with cots. Fish for trout in the creek near the campsite, and let your chef create something magical to eat in the backcountry (perhaps even the trout you just caught). The next morning, enjoy a hearty breakfast and fish for more trout before your trip back to The Little Nell for a hot shower and 5-star accommodations. This trip is accompanied by pack mules, a guide, chef and fishing guide.
Hike to new heights with one of our Adventure Specialists. They will lead you to the top of Aspen Mountain where you will see soaring views of the Elk Mountains or on a pristine stroll through Hunter Creek. A complimentary hike is offered through the Adventure Shop each week.
STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING
This fast-growing sport is an amazing thrill and an incredible workout. Our paddling camp is located in a nearby nature preserve where ponds and a calm area in the river provide an easy and friendly setting for the novice paddler. Advance paddlers may enjoy Class 1 and 2 adventures on the Roaring Fork River. Private lessons and group classes are available in the morning and afternoon, as well as full-day trips. A Little Nell backpack packed with a gourmet picnic will accompany you on your journey.
YOGA ATOP ASPEN MOUNTAIN
At 11,212 feet, you will be breathing pure mountain air during your yoga session. This complimentary class is held each Monday, Wedndesday and Friday from 10:30 - 11:30 PM. Allow 90 minutes to include your 20 minute up and down gondola ride. May also be combined with a 40-minute hike. Due to popularity, reservations are required: 970-923-1227.
Looking for a more low-key adventure right here at the hotel? Outdoor games such as badminton, paddle ball, horseshoes, bocce ball and croquet are available at the shop between 8:30-5 p.m.
GET OUTFITTED FOR YOUR ADVENTURE
Need help getting outfitted for your Aspen adventure? Our Adventure Shop also carries a variety of fly fishing tools and outdoor gear, exclusive logo wear and other outdoor essentials from sunscreen to socks
VISIT THE ADVENTURE SHOP
The Little Nell Adventure Shop is located at the top of the stairs from the pool deck.
Please call 970-920-6315 to book your Aspen adventure.
ASPEN’S SPECIAL SUMMER ACTIVITIES
In addition to our Adventures with The Little Nell, Aspen offers an abundance of summertime activities including the Food and Wine Classic, Aspen Music Festival concerts, panels and discussions with the Aspen Ideas Festival, as well as fabulous dining, shopping and nightlife opportunities. Contact our concierge to help you plan your ideal activity.
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