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Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

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Address: 100 Puppy Smith St, Aspen, CO 81611-1451
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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Lovely visit to ACES

I have been coming to aspen many years and aces is always a family favorite. The preserve is amazing with short and easy trails to take in the serenity. Plan to spend 30min to 1hr... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have been coming to aspen many years and aces is always a family favorite. The preserve is amazing with short and easy trails to take in the serenity. Plan to spend 30min to 1hr here.

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Thank bayardyoung
Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Super kid friendly. The staff was totally accommodating to toddlers. The self paced tour was awesome. Allowed the kids to learn at their own pace.

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Valley Stream, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

While my family enjoyed some great spring skiing, I ventured out on snowshoe with a guide from ACES. We lucked out with the weather, having a warm and sunny adventure that led us to the top of Aspen mountain to discover the beauty and majesty of the terrain. The gondola ride up to meet the guide was a delight, but... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I took a break from skiing to take the ACES snowshoe tour on top of Aspen mountain and it was totally worth it! Experiencing the silence of the snow-clad trees amid the deep drifts of snow was surreal! Our guide (Lauren) was very knowledgeable and made the experience a fabulous way to learn about the mountain, it's... More 

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Santa Ana, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

We took a snowshoeing tour up in Aspen Mountain with guide Chris and we learned so much about the environment, the animals, the climate, etc. He was very knowledgeable, friendly and kept the tour at an easy pace considering it was snowing and a bit windy. I would highly recommend this adventure for anyone. It's not expensive and offers a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016 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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Aspen, Colorado
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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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Arlington, Virginia
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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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Miami, Florida
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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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