Top 4 Filming Locations In Aspen Colorado
Aspen, in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, is a ski resort town and year-round destination for outdoor recreation. It’s also known for high-end restaurants and boutiques, and landmarks like the Wheeler Opera House, built in 1889 during the area’s silver mining boom.
But Aspen is most known for its beautiful peaks over 14,000 feet, majestic wilderness experiences and scenery. That beauty also makes Aspen a one of a kind location for any production needing breathtaking backdrops.
What makes Aspen so great is the mixture between its natural beauty and local infrastructure. Aspen Pitkin County Airport is just minuets from town, and Denver International Airport is only a three hour drive. Aspen also has plenty of hotel and short term rentals. Once you are in Aspen, you are in the middle of the Rocky Mountains surrounded by 2.3 million acres of National Forest.
As Aspen’s only %100 local production company, we know every corner of this amazing location. We compiled our top 4 list for filming locations in Aspen Colorado.
1. Richmond Ridge (Aspen Mountain)
Richmond Ridge is located just behind Aspen Mountain and our favorite spot to film all year long. At 11,212 feet you are at the top of the world with 360 degree view of all the surrounding peaks. It’s a wonderful location in both the summer and winter for recreation, lifestyle & scenic shots.
Located 12 miles from Aspen, Ashcroft is a beautiful location offering many options. Ashcroft was originally a mining town until 1882, with a small ghost town still remaining. Ashcroft is at the end of Castle Creek Road, a beautiful stretch of road following the creek on the valley floor. At the end of the road is one of Aspens most stunning views, making it a perfect location for car, recreation, lifestyle and scenic shots.
3. Independence Pass & Twin Lakes
Independence Pass is a high mountain pass in the Rocky Mountains. It is at elevation 12,095 ft on the Continental Divide in the Sawatch Range. The pass is midway between Aspen and Twin Lakes. In the summer the pass is open, but in the winter it’s closed and can only be accessed by snowmobile. The pass has many amazing opportunities for shots. From the headwaters of the Roaring Fork river snaking through large boulders, overlooks at the top of the Continental divide, to Twink Lakes one of the states largest two glacial lakes with a spectacular backdrop. All assessable from the highway, it’s a perfect location for car, water, recreation, lifestyle and scenic shots.
4. Marble Colorado
The Town of Marble is a Statutory Town just over an hour away from Aspen with a population of 131 at the 2010 United States Census. The town is the location of a historic Yule Marble quarry along the mountains that began operations in the late 19th century, and from which the town draws its name. It has been used for the Tomb of the Unknowns, as well as for parts of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The small town charm mixed with its historical roots, make it a very unique shooting location. It’s like taking a step back in time. It’s home to the famous Crystal Mill and small ghost town. At the same time its true wilderness with endless large peaks, streams, waterfalls, forest and lakes to choose from. Since its off the beaten path, its a quiet and ideal for any production.
This is just a small sample of everything Aspen has to offer. If you are looking to bring your production to an authentic location with the amenities to support, then we would love to show you our home!