Aspen Fun Facts


February 8, 2012

Couture Colorado

Our resource guide is filled with fabulous businesses across Colorado. Aspen is represented by 12 one-of-a-kind businesses from a dog trainer to a makeup artist.   There is a some truth in the saying “normal people come to Aspen to feel famous and celebrities go there to feel normal”. Aspen combines it's small town charm with Gucci and Prada. It is alpine-luxury at it's best. Aspen is truly a one-of-a-kind place that makes Colorado so special. Here a few fun facts about Aspen:
  • The Hotel Jerome {wedding LISTmember} in downtown Aspen had one of the first elevators west of the Mississippi. Hotel Jerome opened in 1889 and remains one of the premiere hotels in Aspen.
  • Throughout Aspen Mountain's trees, you can find four hidden "shrines" made by locals in homage to John Denver, Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and The Greatful Dead's, Jerry Garcia
  • Snowmass is the second largest ski area in the country with 3,010 acres - 36 Disneylands could fit within the ski area boundaries.
  • Singer John Denver made Aspen his home and was inspired by the town's beauty when he wrote his 1972 world-recognized hit, "Rocky Mountain High."
  • In 1887, Aspen became the first Colorado town to provide electricity to the whole of its population, totaling 8,000 at the time.
  • Independence Pass at 12,095 feet is the highest mountain pass in Colorado.
  • In the 1890s, Durant Avenue was known as the Red-Light District of Aspen.
Fun Facts Source & Photo: aspen snowmass

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