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Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

100 Puppy Smith St, Aspen, CO 81611-1451
+1 970-925-5756
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Beautiful easy walk/hike through nature.

A nice area for a peaceful walk through trees, ponds, nature viewing areas. Decent birding area... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
dps_Sedona
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Sedona, Arizona
Great for young kids

This is a wonderful adventure for young children. You enter through the centers greeting center... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Emmy2005
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The Hallam Lake Nature Preserve, a wild place in the heart of Aspen, features an Environmental Learning Center, resident birds of prey, an indoor trout stream, a nature trail loop, bird watching, a naturalist on site, and programs all year round. Free to visit!
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“golden eagle” (9 reviews)
“nature tour” (2 reviews)
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100 Puppy Smith St, Aspen, CO 81611-1451
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"golden eagle"
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"great horned owl"
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"nature tour"
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"red tailed hawk"
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"open house"
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"snow shoes"
in 3 reviews
"great activity"
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"private tour"
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"aces"
in 27 reviews
"hallam"
in 6 reviews
"naturalist"
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"educational"
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"raptors"
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"preserve"
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"wildlife"
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"snowshoeing"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice area for a peaceful walk through trees, ponds, nature viewing areas. Decent birding area and we even saw a family of deer and a newborn fawn.

Thank dps_Sedona
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a wonderful adventure for young children. You enter through the centers greeting center, there are people to answer questions and pick up a guide ( we didn’t use one), step outside the doors and your greeted by a golden eagle, he was beautiful...More

Thank Emmy2005
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our two young boys loved every minute of the ACES experience and Hallam lake. The self guided tour is so fun and we all learned a lot. A definite must see when in Aspen. Loved every minute of the two hours we spent here.

Thank maggiewalk7
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

summer camps and events all worthwhile! please consider a donation and enjoy this place dedicated to preserving the outdoors and educating future generations

Thank anengineeredtraveler
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Reviewed 15 January 2018

We recently took the 2-hour show shoe tour at the top of Aspen Mtn. What a great experience! Absolutely beautiful scenery! Our guide was very knowledgeable and you could tell that this was a passion of his. The pace was perfect and they even gave...More

Thank cwittlin
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Reviewed 5 January 2018

It's free! They have snow shoes to borrow so you can walk around the grounds and lake in winter. Peaceful and full of wild life, relaxing. There is a giant Golden Eagle just outside, its tethered but no cage. Great to see such a beautiful...More

Thank robertinSJ
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We went to a open house and nature tour around the area. We had a knowledgeable guide who explained what we were seeing and why. There were young children on our tour and guide cleverly said she only wanted questions and answers from them. A...More

Thank BBQPhil
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

This nature center has a variety of birds and habitats. The staff was very friendly and kept the kids engaged.

Thank Pamela J
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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We loved our visit to ACES. There is a beautiful walking trail that travels around Lake Hallam. It seems like a Walden. There is a beaver dam and many beautiful sights. There is a regal golden eagle who lives there along with a red tailed...More

Thank Ann C
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Very nice small preserve in town. Short walk very easy. Many places to sit and contemplate. We enjoyed the peace and quite. Very helpful nature guidebook.

Thank marvin b
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