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Summer Itineraries by Time

Plan a Perfect Day

However much time you have, you have time to enjoy our beautiful mountain. Explore how long it takes for various activities and put together your perfect hour, half-day or full day in the high alpine. 

Looking for ideas for families, all abilities, or to get your adrenaline going?

activities based on experience


1 Hour 

Arapahoe Basin summer dining   

Choose from one or two of these activities:

  • Scenic chairlift ride on the Black Mountain Express

  • Drinks on the deck of Black Mountain Lodge at mid-mountain

  • Hike the Half Moon Trail to Half Moon Vista (0.8-mile loop)

  • Lunch on the scenic deck of the 6th Alley Bar & Grill 

  • Live music in Mountain Goat Plaza on Saturdays (1:00 - 4:00 p.m.)

  • Join a guided yoga session on Friday or Sunday (11:00 a.m. - noon)

  • Bike up Argentine North Fork Trail and down #2, a bike-only downhill trail

  • Trail run to and from Black Mountain Lodge at mid-mountain via the Argentine North Fork Trail


2-3 Hours 


Mix the activities listed above or check out these options:

  • Challenge yourself in the aerial adventure park on one of 7 courses

  • Play a free round of disc golf on our 20-hole, par-3 course

  • Hike Argentine North Fork Trail from the base to mid-mountain

  • Hike Upper Summer Road from mid-mountain to the summit, or Pali Road to the top of our Pallavicini ski terrain 

  • Join a guided wildflower hike on a Sunday or Monday (11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.)


4+ Hours

Arapahoe Basin Pali chair summer

Spend a full day at A-Basin by combining the above activities. Here are some of our favorites:

  • Play in the aerial adventure park (2 hours) followed by lunch in the 6th Alley Bar and Grill. Then take a scenic lift ride to mid-mountain to hike Half Moon Trail to the scenic overlook. Grab a drink on the deck of Black Mountain Lodge overlooking the Continental Divide before riding the lift or hiking back down.

  • Hike or ride your bike to the summit and back via Argentine North Fork Trail and Upper Summer Road. Refuel on the deck of the 6th Alley Bar and Grill with a cold drink and hearty lunch. 

  • Enjoy one of our summer events, like Local Jam Band Day, the Cirque Series trail running race or Oktoberfest. 

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