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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

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

Blades of Glory

Aspen's Newest "Ice Rink" Draws a Crowd

The story behind the skating scene at the Maroon Bells—and how it made a social media post go into overdrive.

11/14/2018 By Allison Pattillo

Peak Season

11 Ways to Do the Maroon Bells

The Maroon Bells–Snowmass Wilderness is a playground for adventurers and sightseers all year long.

09/12/2018 By Allison Pattillo

Call & Response

A Q&A with Roaring Fork Transportation Authority's John Pennington

The shuttle driver has visited Aspen's most popular attraction—The Maroon Bells—a couple thousand times more than you have.

08/06/2016 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Aspen Honorees

Sojourner Salutes Holiday 2015

Artist, potter, teacher, writer: a human-scale version of our annual tribute to those who make our home special.

11/01/2015 By Susan Benner, Julie Comins Pickrell, and Jay Cowen

Rocky Mountain High

Legalized it

Pot shops for the general public have arrived in the Roaring Fork Valley.

02/01/2014 By Amanda Rae

Fast Facts

Running Man

Aspen recently swore in a kinder, gentler mayor. Steve Skadron answers questions on politics, bar menus, and running in the backcountry.

07/01/2013 By Michael Miracle