Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Aspen

#18 of 69 in Things to do in Aspen
Educational Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), a non-partisan, non-profit organization founded in 1968, provides enriching environmental literacy programs for kids, teens, and adults as well as community and business leaders. With four locations between Aspen and Carbondale, ACES offers year-round programs focused on science, ecology, natural history, stewardship, forest health, sustainable agriculture, civic leadership, and more. For more information and a full listing of ACES offerings, visit
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  • Great visit in fall. Beautiful little nature preserve and amazing staff. Ask them when they’re feeding the birds of prey, it’s fun to watch! We were so happy with our visit. Did the jr. Naturalist...  more »
  • A nice visit to the preserve in the middle of Aspen. Beautiful nature walk and friendly staff. ACES also provides free guided walks on top of Aspen Mountain and at the Maroon Lake trailhead.  more »
  • This was our second time to visit Snowmass and so we downloaded the schedule of talks put on by ACES whilst we were there. The Hallam Lake Centre is a nice cosy venue which is easy to get to by...  more »
  • A great place to teach kids about nature. A fun little walk around the lake area. A true nature hike as all types of wildlife inhabit the area.
  • Awesome place to see some Rocky Mountain animals. There is a nice self guided trail and plenty of spots to take in the view along the way. Great for any occasion really:)
  • Beautiful 25 acre spot nestled in the forest, knowledgable naturalists, and a visit from a young black bear to top off the presentation!
  • Free, nice trails, not many native animals I thought there would be more
  • We had our wedding reception here on a rainy fall evening. The staff was so friendly, the space was super cozy, and all of our guests could not stop gushing over how beautiful everything was. Truly magical :)

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