The snow-covered streets of Aspen in the winter, near the Limelight Hotel Aspen.

The Top 5 Free Things to do in Aspen in Winter

Fact: Ski towns, regardless of locale, are expensive. They’re also very community-minded, which is why there’s always a diverse offering of free activities and events for locals and visitors alike. Aspen is no exception, and truth be told, the town has freebies on things many resorts charge for. Take our Nordic trail system (all 60 […]

Three forks on display to represent dining at the Limelight Hotel Aspen.

5 Great Family-Friendly Restaurants in Aspen

Eating out with your family means juggling more appetites, taste buds, attention spans and mouths to feed. But whether your kids are picky chicken-nugget-purists or adventurous budding foodies, Aspen’s got you covered. Start with these five great family-friendly Aspen restaurants. CP Burger Fast food Aspen style. Burgers and dogs are staples, or add grilled tuna […]

Aspen Horseback Riding

3 Tips for Stress-Free Horseback Riding in Aspen

Feeling a little tired from all that hiking? It’s time to saddle up and get in touch with Aspen’s Western roots. Just think: All that amazing scenery while your horse does the work. You can ride up Independence Pass like the original silver miners: Independence Pass Outfitting Company. Or try something the old-timers didn’t have—a […]


5 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Aspen

Aspen defies ordinary. You will too. Here are 5 unique things to do in Aspen. Rent a dog. Canine + mountain trail, creek, peak, powder stash, etc. = contagious joy. If you’re in need of an adventure companion, pick up a pooch for a day at the Aspen Animal Shelter. Yep, you can even ski […]

Two people at a scenic overlook while hiking near Aspen.

5 Best Aspen Adventure Hikes

Words don’t do justice to the beauty around Aspen. The Elk Mountain Range is loaded with life-list trails, views, passes and peaks. You’ve got to see them for yourself. Hikers can find every level of trail, but this list if for the adventurous. Here are the 5 best Aspen adventure hikes. 5. Cathedral Lake Distance: […]

Aspen Trail Hike

Backpacking Essentials for Aspen Day Hikes

Hiking is a must-do in Aspen during spring, summer and fall. But don’t pull a Gilligan—make sure your hike stays catastrophe-free by following some simple wilderness wisdom. Follow these backpacking essentials for your Aspen day hikes. Know Where You’re Going Some trails are easier to follow than others, but smart hikers bring a map, GPS […]

Best bike rides in Aspen

5 Best Bike Rides in Aspen

Aspen is a cyclist’s dream. Think it coincidence that America’s premier cycling race, the USA Pro Challenge, is kicking off in Aspen for the second straight year? Or that Lance Armstrong owns a house in town? Here are the 5 best bike rides in Aspen, with a ride for every style of cyclist.   Road […]