Objects of Desire

Summer Attire for the Modern Mountain Man

From morning hikes to afternoon concerts to evening soirees, look the part all day long.

06/06/2018 Photography by Bernhard Donaubauer Styled by Shelly Safir Marolt

Where the Locals Go

5 Favorite Trails for Early Morning Hikes

Hit the trail first thing in the morning to beat the crowds and start the day right.

06/04/2018 By Rebecca Cole

Pedal Power

I Rode an E-bike, and I Liked It

With e-bikes on the verge of being approved on multiuse paths in Aspen, it's time to take a closer look at these enhanced rides.

05/23/2018 By Allison Pattillo

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

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

Sponsored Content

The Face of Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine

Living here means working and playing hard. We strive to get patients back in top condition and enjoying their favorite activities as soon as possible.

05/01/2016

Sponsored Content

The Face of Shoes

Tara Spung’s dream, from the time she was a little girl, was to own a shoe store. After living in Aspen for 10 years, with her husband, JR, and their two lit...

05/01/2016

Sponsored Content

The Face of Luxury Sales and Rentals

Wendalin Whitman is the front-runner among broker-owners of Aspen’s independent real estate firms. For more than 25 years, her company, Whitman Fine Properti...

05/01/2016

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The Face of Intelligent and Life-Changing Exercise

Optimizing yourself as an athlete or recovering from surgery or an injury is more than just another ride, run, swim, or fitness class—it’s a lifestyle.

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

At Altitude

The Thrills of Birding in Aspen

Here in the land of hard-core mountain sports, a more decorous outdoor endeavor is taking flight.

10/22/2015 By Michael Miracle

Colorado Snowpack

Liquid Gold

Colorado isn’t in a water crisis as grave as California’s, but continued growth, drier conditions, and multiple other states’ rights to Colorado snowpack means the factors are present.

05/01/2015 By Justin Patrick

Runners love Aspen

The Long Run

Hard-core runners frequent the Roaring Fork Valley in such numbers that Aspen Alpine Guides had to add a third installment of its Hut Run Hut outings for 2015.

05/01/2015 By Erik Hesselman

Call & Response

An Epic Ride with Charlie Tarver

Talking Aspen cycling’s past and present, and the color pink.

05/01/2015 Edited by Michael Miracle

Conservation Call

How an Army of Local Volunteers Helps the Overstretched Forest Service Make Trail

Access to able bodies is essential to environmental nonprofits’ role in public-land management.

05/01/2015 Edited by Michael Miracle Photography by Daniel Bayer

Daily Essentials

What’s in Your Bag, Karen Schroyer?

Though Karen Schroyer’s job as a U.S. Forest Service district ranger requires ample administrative duties, it also brings a more agreeable sort of office time.

05/01/2014 By Michael Miracle