Fall in the Roaring Fork Valley has its handful of rainy days, but with sunshine nearly year-round, we see this as the perfect excuse to relax and hang inside for once! Here are some of our favorite activities for those rainy Rocky Mountain days!
Isis Movie Theater
There’s no better way to kill time on a rainy day than seeing a new movie with the family. The Isis Theater is a step above your average theater, with very comfortable lounge seats, craft beer on tap, wine and delicious food selections. Remember this is much smaller than your average city theater so be sure to buy your tickets in advance or arrive early. Check their website for show times.
Woody Creek Tavern
This tavern of legend was a favorite of Hunter S. Thompson, the acclaimed author and almost Aspen sheriff. Nowadays it’s a locals favorite, with visitors coming from all over to grab a margarita and some nachos (Hunter’s go-to order) at this very quirky establishment.
“The Mexican food is the best in the valley-the tamales have attained near-mythic status-and the strong, blue agave margaritas are the best in the Aspen area.” – Frommers
How long has it been since you’ve been bowling? We’re guessing quite a while unless you’re The Big Lebowski.
Luckily it’s easy to change that if you’re staying at Stonebridge Condominiums. Slopeside Lanes is just a quick walk away (directly below Snowmass Mall) and in addition to state-of-the-art bowling lanes, has some great late night food options.
If you’re looking for a down valley adventure, Bowlounge El Jebel l is another great option that is a little easier on the budget.
Ice Age Discovery Center
An educational and fascinating experience for the whole family. This recent addition to Snowmass Mall covers the discovery of the mastodon fossils in Snowmass Village. The discovery took place three years ago but paleontologists are still studying the fossils to this day.
This one goes without saying if you’ve ever taken a walk around Aspen. Don your raincoat and hide out in the many luxury fashion and outdoor gear shops that fill Aspen’s downtown.