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East Aspen

East Aspen Description

Welcome to East Aspen, Aspen's hidden gem, located on the quiet east side of the Roaring Fork River at the edge of the Downtown Core and stretching east to Northstar Preserve and Independence Pass. With a more relaxed neighborhood feel and an unparalleled oneness with nature, East Aspen offers a sense of "Old Aspen" not often felt elsewhere.


The community boasts a mix of older, rustic homes and contemporary dwellings, making it a versatile and diverse architectural area. The East Aspen neighborhoods include The Aspen Club, Northstar Preserve, Stillwater, Knollwood & Eastwood, Mountain Valley, Morningstar, and Difficult. Each subdivision has its own unique character. The Aspen Club and Stillwater enjoy riparian settings and direct East Aspen Trail access with lots of open space and an easy stroll to town by Benedict Building and along Ute Ave. Mountain Valley features south-facing hillside homes that capitalize on Ute Chutes and Ute Cliffs views on Aspen Mountain to the south and Sunshine and New York Peak views up the Pass to the east. Northstar boasts large lots, unmatched privacy, and quintessential Aspen mountain homes, some of which are designed and built in a timeless Colorado lodge fashion by esteemed local builder Lee Pardee.


East Aspen provides unrivaled proximity to some of Aspen's most beloved outdoor activities, particularly in the summer. Homeowners enjoy quick access to road biking up the pass, which is especially popular during the month of May before the pass is opened to cars just before Memorial Day Weekend. Many homes are just a short walk to the Stillwater area of the Roaring Fork River, which offers activities such as paddleboarding, kayaking, and fly fishing. East Aspen residents also have access to some of the best rock climbing in Pitkin County on the Pass, perfect for adrenaline-enthused individuals. Hiking enthusiasts will appreciate the many gorgeous hiking trails in the area, including the family-friendly Grottos trail boasting a stunning waterfall, natural grottos, and breathtaking rock formations, the Ruby trail with its views over the Grizzley Reservoir with a cool ghost town near the end, and the more challenging Lost Man trail, offering the payoff of crystal-clear high alpine lakes and expansive meadows atop the Continental Divide.


While East Aspen relies on the Downtown Core for its dining experiences, homeowners are never more than a 3-minute drive or 10-minute walk from some of Aspen's most popular restaurants and eateries on the east side of downtown. These include Element 47 at the Little Nell, Butcher's Block, Spring Café, Kenichi, and new to town this year, Parc Aspen.

East Aspen is a unique, charming, and well-located community on the quiet side of town that offers its residents an unrivaled Aspen lifestyle.  

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