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Summer Itineraries

Plan Your Perfect Day

Explore our itineraries based on the experience you are looking for. There's something for everyone, from families to adventure-seekers to those looking to get into the mountains as quickly and easily as possible. 

Looking for what you can do with just an hour or two, or a full day at A-Basin?  

Activities Based on Time


Relaxing Mountain Experience

All ages and abilities

Arapahoe Basin mid-mountain

Everyone can enjoy our spectacular views and experience Colorado's mountains. Chill out in our gorgeous setting with a casual hike or chairlift ride to mid-mountain to wander among the wildflowers and enjoy a cold drink on the scenic deck of the Black Mountain Lodge on Saturdays and Sundays. Download our wildflower guide before your hike.

Or, sit down for a delicious brunch or lunch and bacon bloody Mary on the deck of the 6th Alley Bar & GrillThe chairlift and 6th Alley are open Thursday - Sunday and are just a short walk from your car. On Fridays and Sundays, join a one-hour, outdoor yoga class at 11:00 a.m. (please sign up in advance). 

  • Combine a lift ride and lunch and save! Purchase this package for $25 (includes a $20 lunch voucher) per person. Ages 15 and up.


High Alpine Adventure 

Get your adrenaline going with a trip through our aerial adventure park. Explore 7 courses (two are just for little kids; five for the big kid in all of us) and spend a couple of hours traversing, zipping and swinging through the trees.

Get your blood pumping with a big hike or mountain bike outing all the way to 12,500 feet -- the top of our lift-served terrain. Pack a picnic lunch for the trail or hit up the 6th Alley Bar & Grill when you’re done to relax and refuel (Thursday - Sunday).

Like to trail run? Sign up for our virtual trail run race series in July and August. 

Or, challenge yourself on our 20-hole, par-3 disc golf course (free, open daily) that will have you roaming all over the frontside of the mountain through forests and wildflower fields. It’s not an easy course; come prepared! Need a new disc? Pick one up in Arapahoe Sports, Thursday-Sunday. 


Family Day 

  

You don’t want to miss taking the family to our aerial adventure park. Start the day by zipping, traversing and swinging through the forest up to 40 feet in the air on this 2-hour experience (courses available for ages 4 and up). Enjoy lunch at the 6th Alley Bar & Grill when you’re done to refuel for an exploratory afternoon.

After lunch, jump on the Black Mountain Express chairlift and fly to mid-mountain where you can relax and enjoy the views on the deck of the Black Mountain Lodge (food served on Saturday and Sunday). Hike part or all of Upper Summer Road for incredible mountain views. Take the lift back to the base area or hike from mid-mountain down the Argentine North Fork Trail and enjoy the wildflowers along the way.

  • Combine the aerial adventure park, a scenic lift ride plus lunch and save! Just $75 for adults and includes a $20 lunch voucher. $52 for kids with a $10 lunch voucher. Adventure park details, here. 


Photography Outing 

arapahoe basin summer butterfly

The entire mountain is a playground for photographers. Start hiking the Argentine North Fork trail from the base area and you will quickly encounter wildflowers, wildlife, and unblemished views of the famed East Wall and Continental Divide. Download our wildflower guide before your hike.

Or, go straight for the unique experience of flying through the air on the Black Mountain Express chairlift. The lift drops you off at mid-mountain and from there you can start hiking Upper Summer Road for jaw-dropping scenery. If you make it to the top, you'll enjoy panoramic mountain views and a chance to spot our resident mountain goat herd. Once you return to Black Mountain Lodge, take a lunch break on the scenic deck overlooking the Continental Divide (Saturday and Sunday). 

Itineraries by Time

1 HOUR

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2-3 HOURS

Mix the activities listed above or check out these options:


4+ HOURS

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

Play in the aerial adventure park (2 hours) or a round of disc golf followed by lunch in the 6th Alley Bar and Grill. Then take a scenic lift ride to mid-mountain. Hike around to enjoy the scenery and wildflowers. Grab a drink on the deck of Black Mountain Lodge (Saturday & Sunday) overlooking the Continental Divide before riding the lift or hiking back down.

  • Combine the aerial adventure park, a scenic lift ride plus lunch and save! Just $75 for adults and includes a $20 lunch voucher. $52 for kids with a $10 lunch voucher. Adventure park details, here.

Hike or ride your bike to the summit and back via Argentine North Fork Trail and Upper Summer Road. Or, shuttle the infamous Lenawee Trail on the backside of A-Basin (outside our summer boundary). Then, refuel on the deck of the 6th Alley Bar and Grill with a cold drink and hearty lunch (Thursday - Sunday).


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