SUMMER ADVENTURES & Activities

Although Aspen is best known as a winter playground, a whole new world opens up with the mountain wildflowers. We enjoy a micro-climate all our own, where the skies seem just that bit bluer and the air that bit more inviting—even by Colorado standards. Visit our Adventure Center to learn about all your Five-Star options, like off road tours and fly fishing trips (including those in our custom-built boat), and they’ll happily make any arrangements. Summer at The Little Nell, we like to say, is a riot of the senses. Come one, come all, as Summer Adventures with The Little Nell are open to the public.

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Off-Road Tours
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Delete whatever is on your camera’s memory card, because our 2-, 4- and 6-hour off-road tours provide endless photographic opportunities.
biking
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Roll through town on one of our complimentary cruiser bikes, or weave your way through a range of seemingly endless mountain bike trails.
Fly fishing
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Whatever your skill level, we’ll help you customize a high-end fishing trip with our team of experienced guides on the Roaring Fork River, the Frying Pan or any number of private Gold Medal waters throughout the Valley.
Stargazing Tours
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Our adventure concierge and an astronomy expert will be your guides on a private Audi 4x4 tour to see meteor showers, shooting stars, quarter moons and constellations. State-of-the-art binoculars will be provided as you enjoy Champagne, sweet treats and learning more about the night sky.
Ride & Dine Dinner Series
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We invite all levels of cyclists to join us on a journey from The Little Nell to the historic Emma Farms in Basalt. Following the 21-mile bike ride downvalley on the Rio Grand Trail, you'll be treated to a farm dinner prepared by our element 47 chefs, featuring all locally and organic sourced ingredients.
Clip-in with Christian
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Our annual "Clip in with Christian" cycling camp provides an opportunity for cyclists of all abilities to ride Aspen's most famed roads with professional cyclists Christian Vande Velde, George Hincapie and Craig Lewis, and enjoy Five-Star accommodations and dining.

Goodies Goodies Goodie

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Chair 9 Apres-Ski Bar
Your reward for putting in a hard day on the mountain. Drop-in for beer, wine, cocktails and bar fare from 3 pm - 9 pm, and enjoy DJs daily from 4 pm - 7 pm and football on big game days.
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Your Aspen Adventure Awaits
We love finding ways to provide our guests with enticing Aspen experiences that go beyond the hotel’s amenities. This winter, we’re excited to offer six such exclusive experiences: First Tracks, Snowcat Powder Tours, Snowcat Academy, Ski Patrol Sweep and Groom the Mountain.
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Thomas Troisgros Guest Chef Dinner
Chef Thomas Troisgros, of Rio de Janeiro, will take over element 47 at The Little Nell for a one-night only, four-course dinner. Thomas is a fourth generation chef in the Troisgros family, a revolutionary name in contemporary gastronomy from France to Brazil.


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