retreat to nature

19 Great Hikes Around Aspen

High-mountain passes, alpine lakes, wildflower-strewn meadows, fragrant forests—the Aspen area offers adventurers all of this and more.

07/21/2020 By Manasseh Franklin Photography by Daniel Bayer

safety first

Be Prepared to Hike in the High Country

Before setting out, read over these trail tips.

07/21/2020 By Manasseh Franklin Photography by Daniel Bayer

all together now

Family-Friendly Hikes

Whether because of their accessible length or level of challenge, these trails are great options for kids who like to explore.

07/21/2020 By Manasseh Franklin Photography by Daniel Bayer

top tarns

Hike to a High-Mountain Lake

At these unforgettable locations, the water glistens in the sunlight, small waves gently lap the shore, and trout ply the depths.

07/21/2020 By Manasseh Franklin Photography by Daniel Bayer

crowd sourced

Classic Aspen Hikes

These are some of the most popular routes, with good reason—just be prepared to share the trail with other enthusiasts.

07/21/2020 By Manasseh Franklin Photography by Daniel Bayer

Aim High

4 Ways to Ascend a Mountain Pass

This worthy goal rewards you with a view into another valley.

07/21/2020 By Manasseh Franklin Photography by Daniel Bayer

Round and Round

On Loop Hikes, New Vistas Unfold the Whole Way

Don’t want to see the same scenery twice? Set out on one of these routes, which circle back to your starting point.

07/21/2020 By Manasseh Franklin Photography by Daniel Bayer

Hiking Elevated

19 Great Hikes in the Roaring Fork Valley

High-mountain passes, alpine lakes, wildflower-strewn meadows, fragrant forests—the Aspen area offers adventurers all of this and more.

07/16/2020 By Manasseh Franklin Photography by Daniel Bayer

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

Reach 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