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Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

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Address: 100 Puppy Smith Street, Aspen, CO 81611
Phone Number: 970 925-5756
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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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wonderful visit

Stopped by in the early evening to watch the birds being fed. Very interesting to watch, the women who were working were friendly and full of information for us. I think anyone... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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143 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by in the early evening to watch the birds being fed. Very interesting to watch, the women who were working were friendly and full of information for us. I think anyone would enjoy a stop here.

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Thank 1995sb21
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75 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A guide took us on a quick tour and opened our eyes to what is just under the surface of the snow that we are skiing. Knowledgeable and passionate, Sam answered all our questions in depth. This tour was enjoyable and should be required before anyone skis on these beautiful mountains, if only to be aware of the current precarious... More 

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Thank EJand3kids
Aspen, Colorado
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75 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

ACES is the go to place for information about wild life, birds, the health of the Roaring Fork River, and provides enviornmental infformation and support for a variety of causes...a great place to visit to learn more about many things

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Thank Aspeneyesurgeon
Arlington, Virginia
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136 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

We salvaged a rainy day in Aspen by taking the Snowmass gondola up to Elk Camp in time to catch the last ACES guided hike of the meadows--really a walk around the nature trail loop. Our guide was pleasant and informative, and we learned a lot about the terrain, history, and flora and fauna of the area.

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Thank Sudbury9122
Miami, Florida
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Short Bus ride and a few fun activities ready to do. We Ice skated indoors, then when stepped outside and did some other snow related activities, including making a Snowman... fun day !!!!

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Thank terrywild22
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

This is our first stop each time we visit Aspen in the summer. A walk through their property and exhibits resets your brain from city mode to nature explorer mode. The front desk staff are happy to tell you the activities they offer. I strongly recommend meeting a tour guide on a mountain trail for a walk/talk guided tour. Although... More 

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Colleyville, Texas
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88 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

As a school teacher, I think this place is fabulous for families. The tour comes with activities for children to look/wonder and earn a patch. There is a small bookstore with stickers and stuffed animals. Horses availalbe for rent in nearby stables.

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Thank megapickytraveler
New York
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Had been here several times for a reception and always enjoyed it. This year took a guided hike around the property and was so glad I did. Staff was wonderful, knowledgeable and learned so much. If you are in Aspen looking for something quick to do or need to check out an activity for your kids, well worth the visit.

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Thank Mrs. Karan S
Dallas, Texas
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58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

This place is excellent for adults and outstanding for children. We had our son's wedding rehearsal dinner here. It was fantastic! Beautiful deer and other wildlife showed up as if on cue. If you miss this place, you are missing one of Aspen's great places. It's right in town, just past Clark's Market. How can you not visitbbbbbbbbbbbb a place... More 

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Thank DevourDallas
Palm Beach, Florida
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My daughter loved the drop in program and the entire family loved the free hikes. It's a must do for people with children.

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