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 ´┐Żnormal people come to Aspen to feel famous and celebrities go there to feel normal´┐Ż. 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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