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, Allison Pattillo, and Katie Shapiro

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

2 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

Tweet This

Song Sleuth Puts Birding at Your Fingertips

A collaboration with noted ornithologist and illustrator David Sibley, the new app has a sophisticated sound-monitoring system for identifying wildlife.

05/24/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Out of Pocket

6 Parks Perfect for Lazy Summer Afternoons

Venture off the beaten path to these green gems, which while small in size, still offer plenty of calm.

05/24/2017 By Sarah Chase Shaw

Rhythm & Views

Here's Why You Should Head to Telluride for The Ride Festival

An instant success, the 6th annual music festival continues to draw big names to the box canyon in July. 

05/24/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Kumbaya

Gear Closet: Moab Must-Haves for the Ultimate Campsite

Because the best home base in the desert is one that's under the stars.

05/10/2017 By Katie Shapiro

Bike Share

Here's How to Score a Free We-Cycle Season Pass for the Summer

It's as easy as taking one of the bike share nonprofit's online pledges.

05/03/2017 By Katie Shapiro

Sojourner Afield

Spring Splurge Alert: Cat Skiing at Crested Butte's Scarp Ridge Lodge

With one of the deepest winters on record, there's still time for a few more powder days.

03/26/2017 By Tess Weaver Strokes

America's Downhill

Slideshow: Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals Launch in Aspen

Top moments from all of the action on day one.

03/15/2017 Photography by Cindy Hirschfeld

World Cup Finals

Ski Racing Legend Tommy Moe Remembers Fast Times in Aspen

The Olympic gold medalist shares his views on Aspen Mountain's downhill course, watching ski races, and one very cool belt buckle.

03/14/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Shape of Things

5 Race Types and 4 Turn Sizes That Define the Competition

Before you hit the stands, brush up on your downhill vocabulary.

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz