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

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

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

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

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

Call & Response

Dan Porterfield Takes the Helm at the Aspen Institute

The new president and CEO plans to help empower youth with knowledge, promote diversity, and eat lots of ice cream.

07/26/2018 By Catherine Lutz

At Altitude

A New Program Educates Climbers About Elk Mountain 14ers

After last summer’s tragic accidents, local groups aim to raise awareness among those tackling our most challenging peaks.

07/25/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Fiber Optics

Warm up Your Home This Winter with Hangai Mountain Textiles

Thanks to this Basalt couple, you can revel in the luxury of yak down and other sumptuous fabrics from Mongolia.

11/19/2017 Photography by Alison Margo

DESIGN STORY

Too Cool for School: A Pair of Local Campuses Gets Cutting-Edge Designs

Take a tour inside the innovative institutions where the luckiest students are learning.

08/03/2016 By Sarah Chase Shaw

Region

A Look Inside Colorado's Stunning Marble Quarry

Drawing on centuries of experience, the Italian owners of Marble’s namesake quarry are leaving no flawless stone unturned.

05/01/2016 By Todd Hartley

Spring Flings

4 Excuses to Stick Around for Mud Season

Ah, spring: when snowmelt swells in direct proportion to Aspen’s mass exodus.

04/13/2016 By Amanda Rae With Allison Pattillo

Nature at its Best

Magic Moments

Over the course of a year, nature produces many masterpieces. Some last for days; others are gone almost as quickly as they arrive.

07/01/2015 Edited by Catherine Lutz Photography by Daniel Bayer

Conservation Call

How an Army of Local Volunteers Helps the Overstretched Forest Service Make Trail

Access to able bodies is essential to environmental nonprofits’ role in public-land management.

05/01/2015 Edited by Michael Miracle Photography by Daniel Bayer