Dog Days in Aspen

The Best Ways to “Ruff It” in Aspen with Your Pooch

Where pups can stay, hike, swim, frolic off leash, and more in one of Colorado’s dog-friendliest towns.

07/05/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Dog Days in Aspen

How to Be on Your Best Behavior as a Dog Visiting Aspen

From leash laws to trail access, this FAQ guide will help you and your dog get the most out of your Aspen visit.

07/05/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Dog Days in Aspen

5 Off-Leash Areas Around Aspen

Treat your dog to untethered, unfettered play time at these off-leash parks in Aspen and Colorado's Roaring Fork Valley.

07/05/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Dog Days in Aspen

4 Great Aspen-Area Swimming Spots for Pooches

Let your dog cool off with a summer dip at these ideal swimming spots in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley.

07/05/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Dog Days in Aspen

Four Local Dogs and Their Humans Who Share Extra-Strong Bonds

In a town noted for its celebrities (of the human variety), Aspen's amazing dogs deserve their own turn in the spotlight.

07/05/2021 By Sarah Kuta

Dog Days in Aspen

What Are the Best Canine Breeds for Aspen Adventuring?

Expert advice from shelters and veterinarians on the breeds of dog most suited to an active lifestyle in and around Aspen.

07/05/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Dog Days in Aspen

6 Tips on Keeping Your Dog Safe and Sound in the Mountains

Veterinarian Dr. Anne Cooley of the Aspen Animal Hospital shares insights that will keep dogs and owners on the paths to healthy adventure.

07/05/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Dog Days in Aspen

10 Top Dog-Friendly Hikes in the Roaring Fork Valley

Aspen locals share their favorite hiking trails for a scenic, stress-free day out with the dogs--or on your own.

07/05/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Dog Days in Aspen

Aspen’s Most Dog-Friendly Hotels

Many hotels just accept pets, but these Aspen lodging properties openly embrace them with dog-centric amenities and accommodating service.

07/05/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Explore Aspen's 13ers

Explore Five of Aspen’s Adventurous 13ers

Get off the beaten path by hiking and scrambling up these rewarding 13,000-foot peaks.

07/05/2021 By James Dziezynski

Explore Aspen's 13ers

Get the Gear for a High-Altitude Summit

Everything you need for peak performance, from footwear to outerwear to healthful, energy-filled snacks.

07/05/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Explore Aspen's 13ers

Hike a 13er: Williams Mountain South C

The ponderous name belies an accessible peak packed with views on this summit hike of a 13,000-foot peak in the mountains east of Aspen.

07/05/2021 By James Dziezynski

Explore Aspen's 13ers

Hike a 13er: Tabor Peak

A dramatic knife-edge walk and a blazing blue high-alpine tarn distinguish this summit hike of a 13,000-foot peak in the mountains east of Aspen.

07/05/2021 By James Dziezynski

Explore Aspen's 13ers

Hike a 13er: Petroleum Peak

Bag a summit far more scenic than the name implies as you ascend amid a riot of wildflowers on this 13,000-foot peak in the mountains east of Aspen.

07/05/2021 By James Dziezynski

Explore Aspen's 13ers

Hike a 13er: UN 13,001 "Lost Man Lake Peak"

Test your scrambling skills as you summit UN 13,001, also know as "Lost Man Lake Peak," a 13er in the mountains east of Aspen.

07/05/2021 By James Dziezynski

Blooms Day

Five Reasons to Visit Vail’s Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

The Vail mainstay is the only nationally accredited collection of Colorado alpine plants, and it delivers glorious wildlife displays.

07/05/2021 By Sarah Chase Shaw

Explore Aspen's 13ers

High-Altitude Hiking Preparedness Basics

These expert tips will help you traverse wildflower meadows and bag lofty summits while staying safe, conscientious, and comfortable.

07/05/2021 By James Dziezynski

Cycle Ops

Three New Mountain-Bike Clothing Lines Supply Trail-Worthy Style

Check out the latest offerings in mountain biking clothing and accessories from Ripton & Co., Pit Viper, and Rapha.

07/05/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Explore Aspen's 13ers

Hike a 13er: East Geissler Mountain

A full day’s worth of scenery packs into a compact outing to summit a 13er in the mountains east of Aspen.

07/05/2021 By James Dziezynski

Your Perfect Day

Where to Trail Run in the Roaring Fork Valley

Find well-suited terrain and epic views on these great trail runs in Aspen, Snowmass, and Carbondale, plus expert trail-running advice.

07/05/2021 By Elinor Fish