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

Answers to all of the questions your pooch may have when visiting the Roaring Fork Valley

07/05/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Dog Days in Aspen

5 Off-Leash Areas Around Aspen

Fido can romp to his heart’s content at these parks that allow supervised, untethered play.

07/05/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Dog Days in Aspen

4 Great Aspen-Area Swimming Spots for Pooches

Hot under the collar? Cool off at one of these places perfect for doggie-paddling.

07/05/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Dog Days in Aspen

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

Whether cheering up patients, working rescues, inspiring books, or serving as a special companion, these pups deserve a big paws up.

07/05/2021 By Sarah Kuta

Dog Days in Aspen

What Are the Best Canine Breeds for Aspen Adventuring?

Town’s most popular dogs may not be the ones best suited to active outings.

07/05/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Dog Days in Aspen

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

Read this advice from veterinarian Dr. Anne Cooley of the Aspen Animal Hospital before heading out.

07/05/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Dog Days in Aspen

10 Top Dog-Friendly Hikes in the Roaring Fork Valley

These close-to-town routes come recommended by local pups and their owners.

07/05/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Dog Days in Aspen

Aspen’s Most Dog-Friendly Hotels

Many places just accept pets, but these local lodges 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

07/05/2021 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Explore Aspen's 13ers

Hike a 13er: Williams Mountain South C

The ponderous name belies an accessible peak.

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

07/05/2021 By James Dziezynski

Explore Aspen's 13ers

Hike a 13er: Petroleum Peak

Bag a summit far more scenic than the oily moniker implies.

07/05/2021 By James Dziezynski

Explore Aspen's 13ers

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

Test your scrambling skills on Colorado's lowest ranked 13er.

07/05/2021 By James Dziezynski

Blooms Day

Five Reasons to Visit Vail’s Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

The only nationally accredited collection of Colorado alpine plants delivers glorious displays.

07/05/2021 By Sarah Chase Shaw

Explore Aspen's 13ers

High-Altitude Hiking Preparedness Basics

What to know before you go

07/05/2021 By James Dziezynski

Cycle Ops

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

Check out the latest offerings 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 in a compact outing

07/05/2021 By James Dziezynski

Your Perfect Day

Where to Trail Run in the Roaring Fork Valley

Hit the dirt with well-suited terrain and epic views on these local routes.

07/05/2021 By Elinor Fish