Aspen, Colorado

city in and county seat of Pitkin County, Colorado, United States

Aspen, Colorado is a city in Colorado. The city is known for its large ski-resorts and for hosting many ski-related games. Aspen is home to 6,658 people. The mayor of Aspen is Mick Ireland. The city was founded in 1879.

Aspen is in a remote area of the Rocky Mountains. The Roaring Fork River flows through the town. In the early years of the town, Aspen was a major center of silver mining. After a major recession, the city fell into decline, and most of the people that lived there left. However, after World War II the area was developed as a ski resort, and became a major skiing destination. Popular with celebrities, today it is one of the richest cities in the US and it remains a popular skiing destination.

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