Spring Backcountry Skiing

The spring alpine ski touring or A.T. skiing, in the Elk Mountains around Aspen and Marble, Colorado is unsurpassed. While the Rocky Mountain snowpack can be very dangerous all winter, the avalanche conditions usually stabilize somewhat in mid-April to …

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Nordic Ski Trails

Your stay at the Tyrolean Lodge puts over 100 Kms of free cross country trails for classic and skate cross-country skiing and snow shoeing from Aspen to Snowmass at your feet. Ashcroft Ski Touring has 35 Km of groomed trails with stunning views, rivers …

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Trails and Hikes

The surrounding Aspen area, from Maroon Bells to Independence Pass, offers many recreation opportunities and trails for summer hiking, mountain and road biking. Here are 10 suggestions. Some trails begin right in Aspen while others require a short driv …

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Castle Creek Valley

Just minutes away from the Tyrolean Lodge, exploring Castle Creek Valley can be a full day full of adventure with luxurious rewards at their end. Whether you are hiking up to one of the high alpine lakes, nordic skiing along the valley floor or riding …

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Wildlife

One of the best things about wildlife viewing in Aspen is how easy it is. We are one among many species here, surrounded, right out the front door of our mountain town lodge, you may see a deer or bear walk by. It’s important to always keep a safe dist …

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10th Mountain Division Huts

The 10th Mountain Division Hut System lies in the mountains between Aspen and Vail. There are 24 huts situated in spectacular terrain that provide deluxe shelter for back country skiers and mountain bikers. The value of this amazing organization is not …

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Mountain Biking

Smuggler Mountain Road This ride begins with a hard climb and leads to an awesome gateway of multiple loops in the Hunter Creek Valley. Sky Mountain Park This recently acquired open space property lies on the ridge between Brush Creek and Owl Creek, ab …

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Independence Pass

Exploring Independence Pass from the Tyrolean Lodge can be a day filled with adventures. Allow plenty of time to stop and have short walkabouts anywhere that strikes your fancy. As part of Highway 82, Independence Pass crosses over the Continental Divi …

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Colorado Fourteeners

Colorado has 58 Fourteeners – the most of any state in the Union. The Elk mountain range surrounding Aspen contains seven peaks above 14,000 feet, all in Wilderness Areas, and are some of Colorado’s most rugged and beautiful mountains. Difficult and da …

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Maroon Bells

The Maroon Bells is a stunningly beautiful place well worth experiencing. During the summer, the Maroon Bells Recreational Area is available between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. by bus tour only and cars will only be permitted before 7:00 a.m. or after 5:00 p.m. …

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