Running, biking, climbing, fishing: Aspen is always on the move.
GET OUT OF TOWN!
ASPEN HELI CHARTER OPENS UP THE SOUTHERN ROCKIES TO SUMMER SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS.
While more traditional services include VIP transportation, sightseeing tours, and real estate surveys/showings, summertime is also sports time for Aspen Heli Charter’s Eurocopter EC130, which flies private fly-fishing, mountain biking, rafting, and stand-up paddle-boarding trips all over the state. Still, the most common adventure-related transportation is for hikers, says chief pilot and charter operations manager Josh Thorne, describing the return leg for those who hike from Aspen to Crested Butte: “We can fly them back over [to Aspen] in a beautiful, 25-minute tour over the Maroon Bells—instead of a four-and-a-half-hour drive.” In a more extreme mood? Try helicopter sky-diving, which Aspen Heli Charter coordinates with Roaring Fork Skydivers. Got leisure on your mind? Take a chopper to private landing sites for summer picnics, or head to Red Rocks Ampitheatre for a show, arriving—and leaving—in ultimate style. 69 W. Airport Road, 970-948-4354; aspenhelicharter.com
Catch a ride: Aspen Heli Charter’s Eurocopter EC130 helicopter delivers all manner of summer athletes to remote Southern Colorado destinations for private fly-fishing, mountain biking, and rafting trips.