Aspen is internationally renowned as a winter and summer resort. It offers the finest in culture, shopping and dining. It is a mecca for year-round recreational activities and offers endless opportunities… golfing, fishing, skiing, hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking and more. Enjoy its endless beauty throughout the seasons. Located 200 miles southwest of Denver and 130 miles east of Grand Junction, Aspen is at the southeastern end of the Roaring Fork Valley. The Roaring Fork Valley stretches from Glenwood Springs in the northwest end to Aspen on the southeast end and is surrounded by the White River National Forest. The town of Aspen is surrounded on 3 sides by Aspen Mountain, Smuggler Mountain and Red Mountain. Aspen is home to three ski mountains – Aspen Mountain and Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk Ski Areas.