Perfect Getaway

Alternatives to Aspen's Most Popular Spots

Leave the throngs behind with one of these scenic stand-ins to our most-loved places.

07/02/2020 By Catherine Lutz

Field Notes

Hike of the Week: Chapman Lake Trail

This short hike in the upper Fryingpan Valley has a big payoff.

06/24/2020 By Aspen Sojourner Staff

Great Outdoors

Family Hiking Gear

Trail-worthy picks for hikers, big and little

07/23/2019 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Field Notes

Hike of the Week: Conundrum Creek Trail

Choose your distance on this gorgeous out-and-back route or hoof it all the way to the natural hot springs.

10/10/2018 By Aspen Sojourner Staff

Ultimate Weekend Outing

Hike from Aspen to Crested Butte

We guide you through the logistics; the hiking is up to you.

07/26/2018 By Todd Hartley

Get Dirty

A Pro Athlete's 5 Favorite Trails in the Roaring Fork Valley

Whether you like to run or hike, add Megan Kimmel's go-to trails to your summer bucket list.

07/10/2018 By Allison Pattillo

Where the Locals Go

5 Favorite Trails for Early Morning Hikes

Hit the trail first thing in the morning to beat the crowds and start the day right.

06/04/2018 By Rebecca Cole

Gear Box

Tecnica Introduces the First Heat-Moldable Hiking Boot

The Forge goes from box to custom fit in 20 minutes.

06/01/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Take a Hike

Tackle a Three-Day Backpacking Adventure with a Little Help from New Friends

Swedish outdoor gear brand Fjällräven hosts its third Classic USA group trek near Leadville.

03/28/2018 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Field Notes

Hike of the Week: Lost Man Trail

There's still time to take in this traverse across two stunning valleys and a pair of high alpine lakes.

10/18/2017 By Aspen Sojourner Staff

Field Notes

Hike of the Week: North Fork Lake Creek Trail

Big views and relative solitude await hikers on the east side of Independence Pass.

09/13/2017 By Aspen Sojourner Staff

Field Notes

Hike of the Week: Aspen Mountain

A gondola ride down makes this mountain ascent a more attainable outing than you might expect.

08/30/2017 By Aspen Sojourner Staff

Field Notes

Hike of the Week: Cathedral Lake Trail

This popular outing to a high-alpine lake draws wildflower lovers and leaf peepers.

08/22/2017 By Aspen Sojourner Staff

Field Notes

Hike of the Week: Ute Trail

A daily workout for locals, this in-town favorite is short, sweet, and steep.

08/16/2017 By Aspen Sojourner Staff

Dear Readers

The Risk and Reward of Conquering Colorado's 14ers

A word from our editor-in-chief on living and loving life at its highest.

07/26/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

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

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

Sojourner Afield

The 5 Best High Rockies Wildflower Hikes

The author of the new guidebook 'Best Wildflower Hikes in Colorado' shares her favorite trails for spotting the summer colors.

07/26/2017 By Chris Kassar

Ground Work

Secrets of Snowmass's New Seven Star Trail

Veteran trail builder Tony Boone shares what it took to build the instant hit.

05/24/2017 By Brook Sutton

Happy Trails

Aspen Trail Finder's Top 5 Hikes for Leaf Peeping

Fall colors are in full effect, so we turned to the expert for where to see the most amazing of autumn foliage.

09/16/2016 By Katie Shapiro