The best entryway to the park is on Rio Grande Place, along the skate park. At night it can be dark; we are trying to work with the City and Parks Department to obtain lighting for the path, we apologize for any inconvenience! (Feel free to contact the City of Aspen with any thoughts or suggestions for lighting along the path).
The theatre is in an enclosed tent structure and vulnerable to weather and temperature conditions. We offer blankets for chilly nights.
We suggest you plan your visit well in advance and take advantage of lodging and dining packages that are available for singles, couples and families. From campers to 5-star hotel visitors, there is something for everyone in the Roaring Fork Valley.
Dining choices range from ‘locals’ hangs like Jimmy’s Aspen to fabulous sushi (yes, even in the mountains!), like Matsuhisa. We also like CP Restaurant Group’s four different locales and before you leave, don’t miss the Hotel Jerome’s historic J-Bar. Zane’s has the best wings, good beer and a slamming happy hour (you’ll also spot a lot of our actors there). And White House Tavern is a great addition to Aspen.
As for lodging, our friends at Frias Properties can help you with all your rental needs!
Aspen is one of the most unique destinations in the world, where majestic natural vistas support countless outdoor activities, and where you can also enjoy world-class culture. A typical day in Aspen features a morning hike, breakfast at Poppycock’s Cafe or Hickory House, biking, hiking or fly fishing. Before or after dinner, you can see a professional play or musical at Theatre Aspen or check out the Aspen Music Festival and School, Aspen SantaFe Ballet or Jazz Aspen Snowmass for any number of entertainment options.
Take a walking tour with the Aspen Historical Society, visit the widely-photographed Maroon Bells or drive up Independence Pass to the Continental Divide.
Adventurous souls can join a Class 4+ whitewater rafting trip, or paraglide off of Aspen Mountain, providing a grace note of colored sails in the late afternoon skies.
Directions to theatre:
For Google Maps, use 470 Rio Grande Place, Aspen CO 81611
FROM THE WEST (Airport, Vail and I-70):
Take Highway 82 East to Aspen. Continue East down Main Street for about 10 blocks past the S-Curve. Take a left on N. Mill Street, turning away from Aspen Mountain. Go right on Rio Grande Place, you will see Rio Grande Park on your left with our theatre behind the walking path! Parking is available in the Rio Grande Parking Garage, located on your right.
FROM THE EAST (from Denver, Leadville, Independence Pass):
Take Highway 82 West to Aspen. Continue West, following Hway 82 into town, until you get to a stop sign, where you will turn right onto Original. This road curves left and becomes Main Street. Follow for about 4 blocks. Take a right on N. Mill Street, turning away from Aspen Mountain. Go right on Rio Grande Place, you will see Rio Grande Park on your left with our theatre behind the walking path! Parking is available in the Rio Grande Parking Garage, located on your right.
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