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

Inside Line

Ski and Ride Aspen, Snowmass, and More Like a Local

How to navigate five mountains, plus use your Ikon Pass on a Utah road trip.

12/23/2020

Friends with Benefits

Visit Five Utah Ski Areas with One Ikon Pass

Where to ski, sleep, and eat at Alta, Snowbird, Solitude, Brighton, and Deer Valley.

12/23/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Crowd Pleaser

Snowmass Ski Area Has It All

The valley’s biggest mountain is a diverse playground for all abilities.

12/23/2020 By Todd Hartley

The Standard Bearer

Making the Most of Aspen Mountain Takes Some Know-How

Savvy trail finding delivers big results at the town’s original ski area.

12/23/2020 By Catherine Lutz

Milk It

Buttermilk Belies Its Beginner Rep and X Games Alter Ego with Wide-Ranging Terrain

Discover kids’ tree trails, terrain parks for all skill levels, and lots of powder.

12/23/2020 By Abby Eagye

Earn Your Turns

Tackle Aspen Highlands’ Flagship Terrain

Hiking to the top of Highland Bowl is just the half of it—here’s what to consider when skiing down.

12/23/2020 By Tim Mutrie

Hidden Valley

Discover Sunlight Mountain Resort

This fifth ski area near Aspen merits a visit for family-friendly pricing, new expert terrain, and old-school charm.

12/23/2020 By Cindy Hirschfeld