Welcome to East Aspen
Between the Roaring Fork River at Aspen’s Central Core and Independence Pass sits East Aspen, a retreat into the outdoors within reach of all of the luxury amenities Aspen has to offer. Home to outstanding estates and untempered nature, this neighborhood is down-to-earth and energetic. Thrillseekers and trendsetters alike will love this remarkable enclave, filled with winding cliffside homes and scenic views perfect for every season. If you’re searching for a home in East Aspen, you’ll find dreamy alpine-inspired chalets. Single-family dwellings are popular in this spacious part of town, which includes both sleek contemporary constructions and mountain mansions. As well, near Central Core, there are a collection of townhouses and duplexes.
What to Love
- Luxurious homesteads
- Serene neighborhoods near the Central Core
- Gorgeous Aspen scenery
- Skiing, cycling, or driving along Independence Pass
- A nature lover’s oasis
- Relaxed, fun-loving atmosphere
People & Lifestyle
East Aspen residents enjoy serene nature in abundance. This quiet neighborhood is perfect for anyone craving a bucolic lifestyle within reach of city amenities. Expect breathtaking vistas around every corner as you peer up into Aspen’s gorgeous snow peaks.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
East Aspen’s convenient location makes it easy to soak up everything Aspen has to offer. Living here means you’ll be close to Aspen’s Central Core and the peak of luxury—from upscale retailers to glamorous eateries and affluent amenities and services. East Aspen is conveniently located close to all of Aspen’s best eateries and shops. Small dining rooms such as Bamboo Bear’s
Asian cuisine pack a large punch, while The Little Nell’s Element 47
is an elegant, contemporary space with an award-winning wine menu.
Things to Do
For the outdoorsy, East Aspen keeps residents close to Independence Pass
, a pathway that reaches an elevation above 12,000 feet and stretches 32 miles. As the highest paved pass in North America, you’ll experience breathtaking mountain vistas whether traveling by car or bicycle. Each season, the pass opens to cars from the Thursday before Memorial Day until the early days of November, but cyclists can enjoy an early opening during the Ride for the Pass
race that takes place in May and skiers love the 4.2-mile Ski for the Pass
race in February. The most adventurous enjoy rockclimbing the pass’s granite cliffsides. Hikers have an abundance of trails to choose from, whether seasoned adventurers or beginners. Families can pack a picnic and take the Grottos Trail
for waterfall views with lunch alfresco. Explore the Grizzly Reservoir and an abandoned mining camp on the Ruby Trail
. During the summer, take to the Roaring Fork River for whitewater rafting, or visit the stillwater section of the river in North Star Nature Preserve for paddle boarding and tubing.
Residents can trade hiking boots for dress shoes with an evening at the historic Wheeler Opera House
. Nearby Belly Up
is a local favorite music venue, hosting everyone from deadmau5 to Randy Newman.
East Aspen is fortunate to offer its students robust educational opportunities that encourage them to reach their fullest potential within programs that frequently rank among the best in the state. A few of the most prominent academic facilities in the area include:
- Aspen Country Day School, PK-8
- Aspen High School, 9-12
- Colorado Mountain College, Higher Education