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Address: 100 Puppy Smith Street, Aspen, CO 81611
Phone Number: 970 925-5756
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Description: The Hallam Lake Nature Preserve, a wild place in the heart of Aspen...
The Hallam Lake Nature Preserve, a wild place in the heart of Aspen, features an Environmental Learning Center, resident birds of prey, an indoor trout stream, a nature trail loop, bird watching, a naturalist on site, and programs all year round. Free to visit!
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Ashcroft Ghost Town snowshoeing trip

I signed up the family for a 4 hour snowshoe tour to Ashcroft Ghost Town after quizzing my daughter and her girlfriend on which snowshoe tour they wanted to go on. The other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
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Mukilteo, Washington
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Mukilteo, Washington
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I signed up the family for a 4 hour snowshoe tour to Ashcroft Ghost Town after quizzing my daughter and her girlfriend on which snowshoe tour they wanted to go on. The other options were Snowmass and Aspen Mt. A ghost town and lunch at the famous Pinecreek Cookhouse made it an easy decision. The "hike" was amazing and Phoebe... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

If you have a few hours, visit the ACES area. There is a self-guided walk around the property with birds to see, including a Golden Eagle which has been there for 30 years. The staff are really interesting and helpful if you have questions

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Cotati
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I love walking the streets of Aspen...such great treats in terms of food, stores and what not....but it can be crowded with people and cars....this little preserve on the edge of town is in walking distance of most of the major hotels...it is simply magical with creeks, lakes and wildlife...a real place for renewal....don't miss it...

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46 reviews 46 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Went to ACES last week with a group of friends in town for a conference. What a wonderful way to take a break from the "grueling" schedule of panels and activities! The trails are fun and calm vibe of the place just what you need to remember to pay attention to the beauty in nature. ESPECIALLY in Aspen!

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Aspen, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Great welcoming crew always at the door. They always offer a backpack to borrow while you tour the grounds. A few books to guide you through, keeping a 2 and 4 year old's attention no problem!

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Upper Nyack, NY
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164 reviews 164 reviews
54 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

There are several spots around the ski mountains where you can walk up and someone from the ACES will be there to take you on a "guided tour" of some trails that lasts anywhere from 45 minutes to 2 hours, and is easy to navigate with sneakers and a bottle of water. Worth the time for a different view of... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We went on four ACES hikes: Snowmass nature trail, Ice Age talk, top of Aspen, and Maroon Bells. All of the tours were good, but the first (with Matt; Emily and Elliott were our other guides) was the best. Matt's love for his job is palpable. He made everything fun, informative and exciting. We recommend these tours (they are free... More 

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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I took their sunset beaver hike and greatly enjoyed the experience! The tour began with an informative session about beavers, in which the kids in attendance got to dress up as beavers. It was adorable! Then, we took a short hike around Hallam Lake and spotted a beaver carrying a branch to construct his dam! It was great! There are... More 

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Aspen, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Love to visit with my grandchildren ages 6 and 8... It's a unique opportunity to learn about the natural habitat of local birds and wildlife.. Be sure to bring your camera... Best shoes are light hikers... But anything will do. Indoors there's a stuffed mountain lion - and lots of learning stations with snakes etc... outdoors there's an eagle and... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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108 reviews 108 reviews
23 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This was a nice surprise and it's free plus very user friendly. Nice short hike around nature ponds but highlight as the golden eagle and great horned owls.

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