Dog Days in Aspen

The Best Ways to “Ruff It” in Aspen with Your Pooch

Where pups can stay, hike, swim, frolic off leash, and more in one of Colorado’s dog-friendliest towns.

07/05/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Dog Days in Aspen

How to Be on Your Best Behavior as a Dog Visiting Aspen

From leash laws to trail access, this FAQ guide will help you and your dog get the most out of your Aspen visit.

07/05/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Dog Days in Aspen

5 Off-Leash Areas Around Aspen

Treat your dog to untethered, unfettered play time at these off-leash parks in Aspen and Colorado's Roaring Fork Valley.

07/05/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Dog Days in Aspen

4 Great Aspen-Area Swimming Spots for Pooches

Let your dog cool off with a summer dip at these ideal swimming spots in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley.

07/05/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Dog Days in Aspen

What Are the Best Canine Breeds for Aspen Adventuring?

Expert advice from shelters and veterinarians on the breeds of dog most suited to an active lifestyle in and around Aspen.

07/05/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Dog Days in Aspen

6 Tips on Keeping Your Dog Safe and Sound in the Mountains

Veterinarian Dr. Anne Cooley of the Aspen Animal Hospital shares insights that will keep dogs and owners on the paths to healthy adventure.

07/05/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Dog Days in Aspen

10 Top Dog-Friendly Hikes in the Roaring Fork Valley

Aspen locals share their favorite hiking trails for a scenic, stress-free day out with the dogs--or on your own.

07/05/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Dog Days in Aspen

Aspen’s Most Dog-Friendly Hotels

Many hotels just accept pets, but these Aspen lodging properties openly embrace them with dog-centric amenities and accommodating service.

07/05/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Explore Aspen's 13ers

Get the Gear for a High-Altitude Summit

Everything you need for peak performance, from footwear to outerwear to healthful, energy-filled snacks.

07/05/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Cycle Ops

Three New Mountain-Bike Clothing Lines Supply Trail-Worthy Style

Check out the latest offerings in mountain biking clothing and accessories from Ripton & Co., Pit Viper, and Rapha.

07/05/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

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Two New Aspen Lodging Properties Offer Enviable Retreats

Live the luxe life with family and friends at the Aspen Street Lodge, near the heart of town, or Aspen Valley Ranch, a compound 12 miles downvalley.

07/05/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Community Table

From Labor Day Headliner Stevie Nicks to Local Columnist Lo Semple, Our Fantasy Guest List

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

07/05/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld Illustrations by Matty Newton

Friends with Benefits

Visit Five Utah Ski Areas with One Ikon Pass

Where to ski, sleep, and eat at Alta, Snowbird, Solitude, Brighton, and Deer Valley.

12/23/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Hidden Valley

Discover Sunlight Mountain Resort

This fifth ski area near Aspen merits a visit for family-friendly pricing, new expert terrain, and old-school charm.

12/23/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Community Table

From Retired Hotel Jerome GM Tony DiLucia to Newspaper Editor Megan Tackett, Our Fantasy Guest List

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

12/23/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld Illustrations by David Wilson

Word Up

Three New Books to Put on Your Nightstand

Aspen chefs share their recipes, plus a local bioblitz and the awesome power of deep snow.

12/23/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld

High and Dry

5 Essential Winter Skin Savers

Combat the effects of altitude and aridity with these Colorado-made potions.

12/23/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Dear Readers

Covid’s Unanticipated Benefit: Inspiring Thoughtfulness

Much as we miss large gatherings, the pandemic has made us refocus how we spend time and energy and renewed the desire to give back.

12/23/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld

No Lift Ticket, No Problem

8 Off-Slope Ways to Play in the Snow

With Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice karting, dogsledding, and more, the Roaring Fork Valley offers a wealth of wintry outdoor adventures.

12/23/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld

New Views

An Alfresco Gallery for Our Times

A large exhibit at Anderson Ranch Arts Center and a new Aspen installation bring contemporary sculpture outdoors.

12/23/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld