Over 1.100 acres of open space can be found within and around the City of Aspen. The City is proud to offer these vital resources to the public, providing a natural experience for you to explore and enjoy. The City of Aspen is committed to preserving, protecting, and enhancing its natural surroundings with the 2001 voter-approved funding for the purchase of open space. These parcels encompass wetlands, shrub lands, and forested areas.
For additional information, email Austin Weiss, Open Space Manager or call him at 970.429.2023.
The City of Aspen is a participating member of COSA, Colorado Open Space Alliance: www.coloradoopenspace.org
The City of Aspen and Pitkin County recently purchased an adjacent property to Smuggler Mountain Open Space. The property is located between the Lani White Trail and the Hunter Creek/Verena Mallory Trail along Hunter Creek. The property is roughly 7 acres adjacent to existing open space parcels.
The City and County are in the process of developing a management plan for the parcel and are requesting public feedback via a web based survey. Please click on the link below to access the public survey on the parcel. All of the information will be collected and analyzed in order to develop a management plan for the parcel.