[Redstone Stables in Pitkin County. Photo: Kent Kanouse] Pitkin County enjoys the fourth highest per-capita county income in the United States. If Pitkin County does not ring a bell, the county seat of Aspen will. The 2010 census showed the population to be 17,148, with Aspen housing 6,658 of those individuals.
The county is named in honor of the late Colorado Governor Frederick Walker Pitkin. The highest point in the county is Castle Peak, located 20 miles south of Aspen on the Gunnison County border. It’s a certified fourteener at 14,265 feet.
White River National Forest is found in Pitkin, along with Collegiate Peaks Wilderness, Holy Cross Wilderness, Hunter-Fryingpan Wilderness, and Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness.
Visit the Pitkin County Government website.
- Jan – Winter X Games in Aspen
- Mar – Power of Four Ski Mountaineering Race in Aspen
- Apr – Aspen Shortsfest
- Jun – Food & Wine Classic in Aspen
- Aug – Tough Mudder Colorado in Snowmass Village
- Sep – Aspen Filmfest
Iconic Mountain Towns in Colorado – With over 100 different towns located within Colorado’s Rockies, there are several that stand out as being perfectly picturesque, loaded with undeniable character, and define the meaning of what it is to be “classic…
These Top 7 Aspen Hikes are Worth the Trek – Mention Aspen, Colorado and most people will instantly think of snow-covered slopes and some of the best skiing in the entire country. Aspen is all that of course, and it is rightly recognized for the unmatched winter…
Top 10 Cool Hotels in Snowmass Village – Neighbor tourist spot of Aspen, Snowmass Village holds up to its own charm with its family-friendly activities, vibrant community and giant Snowmass Mountain. To serve the year round tourists, there are a number of top…
T-Lazy-7 Ranch Snowmobiling: Splendor in the Snow – T-Lazy-7 Ranch, Aspen’s oldest working ranch, has exclusive snowmobile rights to the White River National Forest at Independence Pass and all the way up to the Maroon Bells, two majestic “fourteeners” at…
Power of Four: Skiing All 4 Aspen Snowmass Mountain Resorts – Boasting four distinct mountains, Aspen/Snowmass is sure to please all skiers and riders. All four ski areas all valid on the same lift ticket. Each of the ski areas are located next to each other, nestled…