Who says Colorado is landlocked? Whether you’re casting a line on a high alpine lake, standup paddle boarding down the North Star Nature Preserve, or rafting the Roaring Fork River, Aspen has plenty of options for off-land fun. Plus, you’ll find world class fly fishing year-round just outside of town in the Roaring Fork River’s Gold Medal waters—a coveted designation from the Colorado Wildlife Commission.
Whitewater rafting is the ultimate adrenaline rush, and Aspen’s waters can reach Class V in an instant. Always go with an experienced guide from a local outfitter to help navigate as safe as possible. Aspen is also home to mellow streams, so if you prefer a quiet canoe or stand up paddle, check out the North Star Nature Preserve and its winding meander through untouched Rocky Mountain splendor.