Aspen Bears

  1. Bear Encounters
  2. Trash Laws
  3. Bear Proofing

Bear standing holding sign

If you encounter a bear out-and-about in town, please remember they are wild animals.

  • Never approach or gather around bears, which can be considered harassment of wildlife
  • Stay calm, don't run
  • Back away slowly
  • Avoid eye contact
  • Never feed a bear
  • Leave cubs alone
  • Keep pets on leash
  • Fight back if attacked
  • Additional tips from Colorado Parks & Wildlife