Taking a cue from the famous John Denver song and Aspen resident, follow the Roaring Fork Valley’s roads and feel right at home in one of Colorado’s most vibrant and inspiring landscapes. The Roaring Fork Valley is a natural lure for artistic talent—it’s like bees to the hive. As a visitor, you get to be the butterfly—taking it all in as you flit from place to place exploring the arts.
The Aspen Art Museum is a good place to start. It’s edgy, and everyone has an opinion about it; what’s yours?
There are also shows and exhibits galore—be sure to check out the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue for comedy, Thunder River Theater Company for more erudite offerings and The Temporary for an eclectic array of performing arts. Up and down the valley, you’ll find galleries that showcase everything from oil paintings to pottery.