Adventure Dining

Adventure Dining

Off the beaten path

Dining can be an adventure

Be sure to try these one-of-a-kind experiences. 

Summer Experiences

 

Sunset Dinners with Blazing Adventures

Supper the way nature intended it beneath the stars with family and friends. Start your evening climbing Snowmass Mountain in our four wheel drive jeeps as we make our way to the Burlingame Cabin. This historic sheep herder’s cabin tucked in the aspens is the perfect place to sit back and unwind. Take an extended Jeep tour to a scenic overlook, try your hand at calf roping, toss some horseshoes, or just relax and enjoy a cold beverage around the campfire before your guides ring the dinner bell. As the sun sets behind Mt. Daly and the glow of the campfire lights up the surrounding woods, you will be entertained by live music while you roast S’mores. This is more than a meal. This is an experience.

970-923-4544

 

Mine N' Dine with Elk Mountain Expeditions

Head over to the Smuggler Mine and enjoy an adventure-filled dinner in one of Aspen's most scenic locations. Upon arrival you'll tour the historic Smuggler Mine, the oldest operating mine in Aspen, and learn the history as an experienced guide takes you 1,250 ft inside the mountain- hard hats provided! After the tour, you'll be greeted with drinks, a BBQ buffet, lawn games, and s'mores by the fire as you enjoy sunset views sweeping over the Roaring Fork Valley. This dinner is available only upon private request, with reservations made at least one week in advanced. 

970-456-6287

 

Pine Creek Cookhouse
Road bike up Castle Creek Road from downtown Aspen to this rustic mountain dining experience (approx. 13 miles). Dine with incredible mountain views then coast down the valley returning to downtown Aspen.

970-925-1971

 

Sundeck Restaurant on Aspen Mountain
Ride the gondola or for more of an adventure, hike up Aspen Mountain. There are a variety of hiking routes, some more difficult than others, from switchbacks up a road to rocky vertical climbing. Reward yourself with a meal at the sundeck and a cold beer while soaking in the 360 degree views. The gondola ride back down into Aspen is free.

970-925-1220

 

Woody Creek Tavern

Bike down the Rio Grande Trail from Aspen to Woody Creek. Take a break at the Woody Creek Tavern, a former hangout of the late Hunter S. Thompson, to enjoy their famous margaritas and delicious Mexican food. This local's favorite is eclectic, with walls covered in photos, original art and other "stuff". Either ride the slight incline back to Aspen or catch a ride back with your bike on a car rack from one of our local transportation companies

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Winter Experiences

Après Ski

After a day on the slopes, enjoy our version of Happy Hour with outdoor cocktails or couch lounging by the fire and live music or DJs entertaining until it's far too late to still have your ski boots on.

 

Cloud Nine at Aspen Highlands
This alpine ski hut offers fine dining with an outdoor deck that boasts majestic views of the Maroon Bells.  The European-style restaurant offers lunch daily and Snowcat Dinners on Wednesday & Thursday nights with a 6pm pickup at the base of Highlands Mountain with an approximate 10:30 pm return time.

Call for reservations and details 970-923-8715

 

Pine Creek Cookhouse
Cross-country ski, snowshoe, or take a horse-drawn sleigh ride through the historic ghost town of Ashcroft to enjoy mountain gourmet cuisine at the Pine Creek Cookhouse. Located 11 miles from downtown Aspen and accessible by private car, or taxi, call for reservations. 970-925-1971.

 

Sundeck Restaurant on Aspen Mountain
Easily reached by a 15-minute gondola ride, and especially enjoyed after a few laps on the slopes, The Sundeck offers guests rustic mountain splendor combined with incomparable alpine cooking and unmatched service. Lunch Daily.  Call for ticket information 970-925-1220

With over 80 restaurants to choose from, you won't go hungry while you visit Aspen. 

Photo Courtesy Aspen Skiing Company

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