We Like Bikes

The Local Guide to Biking in the Roaring Fork Valley

Our cycling scene has it all: rugged road rides, swell single-track, passionate riders, active clubs, bike-centric events, and more.

08/02/2019 By Trina Ortega and Allison Pattillo Photography by Daniel Bayer Illustrations by Kwon Sena

Top Stories

Trippin' Out

Take the High Road on Three of Colorado's Most Beautiful Drives

As the state celebrates 30 years of designated scenic byways, explore this trio of routes near Aspen.

07/30/2019 By Todd Hartley Photography by Daniel Bayer

preserving nature

ACES Celebrates Its Golden Anniversary

For 50 years, the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies has promoted the richness of nature through education and stewardship.

07/29/2019 By Rebecca Cole

Table of Contents

Arts & Culture

Call & Response

A Q&A with Aspen Words Executive Director Adrienne Brodeur

With her own memoir coming out this fall, the nonprofit head and writer reflects on dissecting an unusual mother-daughter relationship.

07/30/2019 By As told to Julie Comins

Art Smart

How to Find Affordable Art in the Roaring Fork Valley

Five ways to buy original works without breaking the bank

07/29/2019 By Ali Margo

Natural World

Margaret Wilson Reckling's Photographic Tribute to Woody Creek

This image-driven homage brings readers deep into the world of one local’s ranch.

07/23/2019 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Truth in Art

Aspen Art Museum Offers Exhibits by Rashid Johnson and John Armleder

These two new shows feature very different but equally thought-provoking artists.

07/23/2019 By Dipika Rai

Eat & Drink

Just Peachy

Marble Distilling Introduces Its First Brandy

Made from peaches, it'll be an ideal fall spirit.

07/26/2019 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Harvest Time

Summer Brings New Dining Spots to Aspen

The local restaurant scene bursts with fresh new flavors and venues.

07/26/2019 By Tom Passavant

Hog Heaven

Il Porcellino Sets up Shop Locally

For some of the best salumi around, look to a craft producer in Basalt.

07/23/2019 By Laurel Miller

Where the wild Things Grow

Foraging with Aspen Restaurateur C. Barclay Dodge

The Bosq chef’s secret ingredients? They’re probably not what you think.

07/23/2019 By Amanda M. Faison Photography by Ross Kribbs

Fashion & Shopping

Moveable Feast

How to Style an Aspen Tailgate

Fresh picks for serving a meal to remember in the great outdoors

08/01/2019 By Amanda M. Faison Photography by Karl Wolfgang

Health & Wellness

Your Perfect Day

Where to Do Outdoor Yoga Around Aspen

Keep the flow going all summer by taking your poses into the most natural setting of all.

07/30/2019 By Ali Margo

Home & Real Estate

Elevated Spirit

St. Mary Catholic Church Returns to Its Glorious Splendor

An extensive remodel of Aspen's historic community treasure required artisans of all stripes.

08/02/2019 By Ross Kribbs Photography by Ross Kribbs and Michael Brands

Practically Gorgeous

An Exquisite Remodel of a Herbert Bayer–Designed Townhouse

This Aspen Meadows Trustee Townhome honors the past while being updated for a modern lifestyle.

07/26/2019 By Sarah Chase Shaw Photography by David O. Marlow

News & Profiles

Community Table

From Food Pioneer Alice Waters to Climbing Phenom Selah Schneiter, Our Fantasy Guest List

Here's whom we'd invite if we could entertain this season's most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.

07/30/2019 By Cindy Hirschfeld Illustrations by Matty Newton

Altitude Adjustment

Dear Meredith: What's the Best Way to Support Friends' Charitable Causes Without Going Broke?

Your only-in-Aspen questions, answered

07/29/2019 By Meredith Carroll

preserving nature

ACES Celebrates Its Golden Anniversary

For 50 years, the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies has promoted the richness of nature through education and stewardship.

07/29/2019 By Rebecca Cole

Building Community

Mark Hunt Has Big Plans for Downtown Aspen

How will the commercial landlord's upcoming projects change the town's landscape?

07/23/2019 By Carolyn Sackariason

Desk Jobs

Coworking Comes to the Roaring Fork Valley

A slew of new spaces will serve all kinds of professionals.

07/23/2019 By Catherine Lutz Photography by Ross Kribbs

Travel & Outdoors

We Like Bikes

The Local Guide to Biking in the Roaring Fork Valley

Our cycling scene has it all: rugged road rides, swell single-track, passionate riders, active clubs, bike-centric events, and more.

08/02/2019 By Trina Ortega and Allison Pattillo Photography by Daniel Bayer Illustrations by Kwon Sena

We Like Bikes

Bike Rides, Races, and Clinics in the Roaring Fork Valley

Check out a summer’s worth of events to keep you pedaling

08/02/2019 By Aspen Sojourner Staff Photography by Daniel Bayer

We Like Bikes

Four Aspen Cyclists That Inspire

From starting a kids' BMX program to competing as a pro, these locals add an extra-special something to their riding resumés.

08/02/2019 By Trina Ortega and Allison Pattillo Illustrations by Kwon Sena

We Like Bikes

Alternative Ways to Cycle Around Aspen

Gravel riding, e-bikes, and WE-cycle provide different pedal strokes for different folks.

08/01/2019 By Allison Pattillo and Trina Ortega Photography by Daniel Bayer

We Like Bikes

Achieve Road Ride Bliss in the Roaring Fork Valley

A valley-long bike path, sustained climbs, and soaring views from the saddle satisfy cyclists of all levels.

08/01/2019 By Allison Pattillo Photography by Daniel Bayer

We Like Bikes

Discover Mountain Biking Nirvana in the Roaring Fork Valley

From smooth, gentle rides to technical routes that rack up mileage, find your perfect trail.

08/01/2019 By Trina Ortega Photography by Daniel Bayer

Sojourner Afield

Famed Blackberry Farm Opens up a Sister Property

Blackberry Mountain, the new luxe resort in Tennessee, champions the art of retreating into nature.

08/01/2019 By Amanda M. Faison

Trippin' Out

Take the High Road on Three of Colorado's Most Beautiful Drives

As the state celebrates 30 years of designated scenic byways, explore this trio of routes near Aspen.

07/30/2019 By Todd Hartley Photography by Daniel Bayer

Stake Out

Where to Camp Along Three Scenic Byways

Because sometimes you just want to sleep under the stars

07/30/2019 By Todd Hartley Photography by Daniel Bayer

Road Trips

West Elk Loop Scenic Byway

A grand tour of Colorado’s own grand canyon and classic mountain scenery

07/30/2019 By Todd Hartley Photography by Daniel Bayer

Road Trips

Grand Mesa Scenic Byway

Expansive views and loads of lakes on a really big mountain

07/30/2019 By Todd Hartley Photography by Daniel Bayer

Road Trips

Top of the Rockies and Collegiate Peaks Scenic Byways

Iconic peaks, a monumental river, hot springs, ghost towns, and more

07/30/2019 By Todd Hartley Photography by Daniel Bayer

Splash Landing

Sopris Splash Zone Debuts at Glenwood Hot Springs Resort

The iconic pool gets a major refresh with new family-friendly water features.

07/26/2019 By Alexandra Schoettler

Great Outdoors

Family Hiking Gear

Trail-worthy picks for hikers, big and little

07/23/2019 By Cindy Hirschfeld