The Great Outdoors

Gear Closet: Peak Bagging Edition

Get 14er-prepared with these trekking essentials, plus a checklist for your pack.

07/26/2017 By Todd Hartley

Aim High

Know Before You Go: A Complete Guide to Hiking 14ers Near Aspen

Amid a tragic season in the Elk Mountains, our comprehensive how-to on conquering these infamous, adrenaline-fueled adventures is required reading.

07/26/2017 By Todd Hartley Photography by Dan Bayer

Links & Lagers

Aspen Golf Club's Relaunched Simulator Makes Practice Perfect

Hone your swing or play one of 40 pre-programmed courses, which include Spyglass Hill, Pinehurst, and—most requested of all—Pebble Beach.

05/24/2017 By Todd Hartley

Naming Rights

The Real Story Behind El Jebel's Identity

Why an Arabic moniker for this eclectic area of businesses and trailer homes?

05/24/2017 By Todd Hartley

Sojourner Afield

Kick-Start Your Heart at Kicking Horse

Why this below-the-radar ski resort in British Columbia should be on your skiing bucket list.

02/15/2017 By Todd Hartley

The Great Outdoors

Gear Closet: SAXX Skivvies

Whether you’re skiing the bumps or hiking up Buttermilk, you need all the support you can get.

11/29/2016 By Todd Hartley

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

Heat Up

The Essential Guide to Aspen's Summer Events

Whether you want world-class music, provocative visual arts, or transcendent theater, you’ll find it in Aspen this season.

05/01/2016 With Todd Hartley, Catherine Lutz, and Brook Sutton Illustrations by Nicole Licht By Grace Lichtenstein

Raptor Audience

How to Spy on Birds? Pitkin County's Osprey Cam

The Emma ospreys have returned for the season to their nest near Highway 82 in Basalt.

02/01/2016 By Todd Hartley

Crowd Pleaser

The Ultimate Guide to Skiing and Riding Snowmass (Plus, Where to Eat, Drink, and Play)

Why does the massive mountain attract more visitors than any other Aspen ski area? Because it offers something for everyone.

11/01/2013 By Todd Hartley and Cindy Hirschfeld

Happy Trails

25 Amazing Roaring Fork Valley Hikes

In terms of something-for-everyone appeal, no outdoor activity can match hiking and here, options range from lung-busting to low-key.

07/01/2013 By Catherine Lutz and Todd Hartley