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

Astronomy Club

Total Solar Eclipse 2017: When, Where, and How to See It in Aspen

The Little Nell’s Stargazing Tour guides Steven Goff and Ricky Wojcik share their celestial secrets.

08/11/2017 By Katie Shapiro

Hang Ten

Healthy Rivers Whitewater Park Is Raging in Basalt

New play features for midvalley river runners have hidden benefits.

07/27/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Whitewater Wonders

Gear Closet: 6 Recommendations for the River

From standup paddleboarding to fly fishing, we've got your aquatic adventures covered.

07/26/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Vroom Vroom!

Surprise! E-Bikes Are Catching on Even in Cardio-Obsessed Aspen

But there's a long road ahead for city officials to figure what to do with them.

07/26/2017 By Tess Weaver Strokes

Weekend Warrior

8 Fall Colorado Festivals Worth the Travel Time

Because no one puts on a toe-tapping, foot-stomping, beer-drinking, or film fan celebration quite like a mountain town.

07/26/2017 By Allison Pattillo

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

Road Trips

6 Idyllic Weekend Getaways out of Aspen

From desert adventures to waterside retreats, here are our favorite easy-to-get-to escapes.

07/26/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld and Allison Pattillo

Stop, Drop, and Scream

This New Thrill Ride at Glenwood Caverns Is the First of Its Kind

A trip to the Haunted Mine drops riders 110 feet underground into Iron Mountain.

07/26/2017 By Naomi Havlen

Great Escapes

Two Perfect Days in Denver

Follow our time-stamped itinerary for the hottest happenings in the Mile High City—filled with plenty of classics in between.

07/26/2017 By Katie Shapiro

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

Beyond the Roundabout

Airplane Mode Adventures: 5 Day Trips Sans Cell Service

Because the only way to truly escape is by heading out of range.

07/11/2017 By Katie Shapiro

Crowning Glory

3 New Living Roofs to Look up To

Area developers and landscape architects are embracing these elevated spaces, which range from highly functional to beautiful with benefits.

05/25/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Sojourner Afield

Take Your Summer Skiing in the Andes Up a Notch at Valle Nevado

Aspenites always flock to Ski Portillo, but this "snowy valley" has almost double the terrain plus, it's part of the Mountain Collective Pass.

05/24/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Great Outdoors

Get Your Ass in Gear and Go Burro Racing This Summer

This uniquely Colorado form of competitive running requires some offbeat strategies ... and a donkey.

05/24/2017 By Allison Pattillo

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

Links & Lagers

Aspen Golf Club's Relaunched Simulator Makes Practice Perfect

Hone your swing or play one of 40 pre-programmed courses, which include Spyglass Hill, Pinehurst, and—most requested of all—Pebble Beach.

05/24/2017 By Todd Hartley