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. View our Summer Adventure Brochure.

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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 The Catto Center at Toklat in Ashcroft Valley. From The Little Nell to Toklat, the route climbs 13 miles alongside breathtaking meadows and ranches. Upon arrival, you'll be treated to a farm dinner prepared by our element 47 chefs, featuring fresh ingredients from local and regional purveyors.
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.

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7th Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival
Celebrate Labor Day at Ajax Tavern's annual oyster fest, featuring a raw bar, BBQ favorites, wine and beer, live music, dancing and more! $5 of every ticket price + raffle proceeds will benefit Youth Entity, a local non-profit that engages and empowers youth to discover their potential by providing real-world learning experiences that prepare them for future success.
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Summer Adventures
Sunny skies and blooming wildflowers set the ideal atmosphere for a Summer Adventure in Aspen! Cast your line into any of the Valley's Gold Medal Waters, elevate your perspective with an off road tour to the top of Aspen Mountain, or venture on a stargazing tour with our expert guide.
summer prix fixe
Summer Prix Fixe Menu
To showcase the bounty from our new gardens at Rock Bottom Ranch, for a limited time, enjoy a $69 menu featuring your choice of three courses at element 47.


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