The little town of Woody Creek, with its quaint post office, offers some of Aspen’s most colorful history. From its famous and sometimes notorious reputation, the inhabitants of this town, which runs from the Roaring Fork River to the old mining town of Lenado, are known as Woody Creatures. Anchored by the Woody Creek Tavern, associated with eccentric journalist and late local legend Hunter S. Thompson, celebrities and those seeking anonymity choose to live in Woody Creek for its close proximity to Aspen’s Core and large landholdings that afford privacy.
Although in an off-the-beaten-path location, Woody Creek is conveniently located close to Snowmass and Aspen and is only a 15-minute drive from downtown.
Quintessential ranches with national park lodge-style homes mix with farm homesteads, which produce vegetables for the local gourmet restaurants and distilleries of vodka, whiskey, and beer. Notable areas include Little Texas, a grouping of homes that share some of the best riverfront acreages on the Roaring Fork; Little Woody Creek Canyon, a sliver of the most private and valuable land in the area; and Chaparral Ranch, with a state-of-the-art equestrian center and views of the Elk Mountain Range.
Adventure abounds in Woody Creek, which offers cross country skiing, hiking, biking, rafting, and fly-fishing. In the winter, Aspen’s four famous ski areas are only a short drive away.