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

Inspector Gadget

Whoever Is Behind the #AspenSwingProject, We Heart You

Red swings are mysteriously popping up on trails throughout town.

08/17/2016 By Katie Shapiro

BOOT CAMP

Three Experts on How to Find the Perfect Fit for the Trail

From insoles to shims, it's time to pay equal attention to your hiking boots.

08/02/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld