Think Aspen is just a winter wonderland? Guess again. The summer is locals favorite season. As the saying goes, you come for the winter, but if you stay for a summer, you'll never leave. We can confirm.

Beautiful weather every day, a vast trail system for hiking, biking, and running. Three sensational rivers for fishing, rafting, kayaking, and SUPing. Outdoor dining and 9 pm sunsets. And that’s before you remember that Aspen is home to the Food & Wine Classic, The Aspen Institute, The Aspen Music School, The Santa Fe Ballet, Jazz Aspen / Snowmass, The Aspen Physics Center, Aspen Entrepreneurs, The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Aspen T.R.E.E., The Motherload Volleyball Classic, Ruggerfest, and oh so much more. There is not a place on the planet you can pack so much into one day under the shadow of such beauty. Period.