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Taking the kids: To Aspen this summer and fall
Eileen with CamelBak on the road to Maroon Bells near Aspen CO

Taking the kids: To Aspen this summer and fall

Everyone who visits Aspen — summer, fall or winter — should make time for an ACES activity, whether guided hike (there are free guided walks), winter snowshoe tours, storytelling, free junior naturalist activity books and the chance to visit the resident rescued Golden Eagle, Red Tailed Hawk and Great Horned Owl that can no longer live in the wild

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Taking the Kids — what’s in your bag of tricks for outdoor fun?
Getting up-close and personal with a snail

Taking the Kids — what’s in your bag of tricks for outdoor fun?

There’s no better time than autumn to get outdoors and get away, whether you have a day, a weekend or a week. ACES should be on everyone’s list when they visit Aspen with its terrific in-town nature preserve

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Challenging kids to learn nature at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
Learning nature at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

Challenging kids to learn nature at Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

At the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), environmental educators including Denali Barron and Bowman Leigh think a grab bag of nature challenges can help kids engage with the outdoors—and get off their devices.

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