Aspen offers access to countless outdoor pursuits immersed in nature with extraordinary views upon every turn. The Gant has partnered with trusted local outfitters, Nomad Inc. and Blazing Adventures, to create inspired offerings to experience Aspen from the local perspective. Each activity includes transportation, tailored scheduling, expertly guided excursions and more.
Sunrise Paddle Boarding
Enjoy a three to four hour guided scenic sunrise paddle on a serene nature preserve, river or alpinelake with the location based on guests’ ability and current water levels. Excursion includes a paddle board, paddle, personal flotation device, photos captured during the session and van transportation to and from the destination.
Backcountry ATV Adventure: Venture into the rugged beauty of the Rocky Mountains by an all-terrain vehicle (ATV). This adventure includes transportation to Electric Mountain Lodge, ATV rental, ATV guide, four hours of riding, helmet, goggles and lunch. Guests may opt for roundtrip transportation of choice between a flightseeing helicopter ride or private Mercedes Sprinter van escort.
Aspen to Crested Butte Hiking Trek
For experienced and unexperienced hikers, the trek from Aspen to Crested Butte is a local-and visitor- favorite offering extraordinary views bursting with colorful wildflowers. The 10.2-mile hike climbs over 3,000 feet in elevation and ranges between six and nine hours in duration depending on skill level. Upon completion of the trek, guests may choose to return to Aspen courtesy of a private shuttle or stay overnight in the neighboring mountain town of Crested Butte prior to private shuttle service the following day.
Private Glassblowing Experiences
Journey down the Roaring Fork Valley to Carbondale, Colorado to try your hand at the unique craft of glassblowing. The team at Spiro Lyon Glass has been blowing glass for over 25 years and their combined skills realize master craftsmanship results. Choose between a “Firestarter Workshop” where, over the course of three hours, you learn about the ancient art of glassblowing and have an opportunity to blow glass for yourself – or – if you prefer a one-one-one learning environment, private glassblowing experiences can also be arranged.
Paonia Wine Tasting Experience
Explore Colorado wine country during a stay at The Gant with a scenic 90-minute drive through the picturesque Roaring Fork and Crystal Valleys to Paonia. This full day excursion guides guests through tastings and tours at Azura Cellars and Gallery, Black Bridge Winery, Endless Endeavor Winery, Stone Cottage Cellars and others along with lunch at a local eatery with a late afternoon return to Aspen.
Enjoy the allure of Colorado’s whitewater with experienced guides on one of three nearby rivers: The Roaring Fork River, located in the heart of Aspen, the Colorado River, which flows through spectacular Glenwood Canyon or the Arkansas River, which offers a breathtaking drive over Independence Pass.
Private Backcountry Jeeping
Venture deep into the heart of the Elk Mountains backcountry through aromatic forests of aspen and pine while climbing to wildflower-carpeted alpine meadows with sweeping views. Beyond magnificent sights, learn about Aspen’s unique geology, flora and fauna from expert guides.
Maroon Bells Area Biking
Biking is a way of life in Aspen. Experience the splendor of the Maroon Bells backdrop and the surrounding area with a downhill cruise on a road or e-bike.
Burlingame Cabin Sunset Dinner
Embark on dinner amidst nature – beneath the stars with family and friends. Climb Snowmass Mountain in four-wheel drive Jeeps to Burlingame Cabin, a historic sheep herder’s abode tucked in the aspens. Take an extended Jeep tour to a scenic overlook, toss horseshoes, roast smores or simply relax campfire-side with refreshments and dinner as the sun sets over Mt. Daly.