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

Trail Marker

The Ying Yang on the Rim Trail Has a Bittersweet Origin

For locals who know the story behind the unique monument, it truly is a sacred spot.

05/01/2016 By Catherine Lutz

Relax

Find Outdoor Bliss With Three Guided Hiking Experiences

Hiking is Aspen’s summer recreation of choice; increase the options with a guided trail experience.

05/01/2016

Throwback

Gear Closet: Camping Classics

Pack up for a weekend outdoors with these vintage-vibed picks.

02/01/2016 By 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