Aspen-Sopris Ranger District

Sopris in the springtimeThe Aspen - Sopris Ranger District has offices in both Carbondale and Aspen Colorado. Land managers from each ranger station work together as one District

Aspen-Sopris manages five wilderness areas. A few of the scenic and historical sites you’ll want to visit encompass the spectacular Maroon Bells Recreation Area, the historical Crystal Mill, Ashcroft ghost town, and the small mining town of Marble.

The district provides outstanding recreational opportunities including downhill & cross-country skiing, hunting, hiking, camping, rafting, four-wheeling, snowmobiling, and world class fly fishing in gold medal waters. The district also provides a large assortment of trails.

Big game hunters will find numerous rewards with our generous elk and deer populations hosting an estimated 45,000 elk and 80,000 deer within our summer inventory. Our forest rangers offer hundreds of group tours and interpretive presentations throughout the year at our local schools, on the trail, in our campgrounds, and on location at our three visitor centers.

For visitors unable to visit one of our visitor center locations, please search our Recreation Opportunity Guide Database for free downloadable road and trail guides for the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District.

To browse district campground information & to make reservations please download the district 2013 campground brochure.

For further details on the Aspen-Sopris Ranger District, such as the Maroon Bells Recreation Area, road & trail conditions, and Twitter updates, please visit our links on the right hand side of this page.