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Maroon-Snowmass Trail, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Aspen is a playground for the active traveler. No matter how many times I visit, I always set aside time to bike to Maroon Bells. Rent a bike from the Hub, a cycling store in town, and be sure to bring a water bottle and even some snacks for...
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330 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
When it opened in 1889, the Jerome lured New York City socialites and European aristocrats with its mix of rough-and-tumble mountain swagger and “modern” amenities (plumbing and electricity). In December 2012, the 94-room property...
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Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Aspen and Snowmass have some great cross country trails. But for a real experience, head 11 miles outside of Aspen to the base of the Elk Mountain range to the Ashcroft Ski area. Groomed and un-groomed trails are endless. After a full morning of...
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105 S Mill St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Pinons restaurant is the best kept secret in Aspen. It has been here for 20+ years with Rob Mobilian, now the owner, starting off as the chef. On a busy night you will still see him in the kitchen but mainly he is at the front door greeting guests...
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Aspen Mountain, Colorado 81611, USA
In both the summer and winter, if you only have a day you must take a ride up the Silver Queen Gondola to the top of Aspen Mountain. The gondola cabs are all windows allowing for fantastic views as you travel 3,627 feet to the top. Once you get up...
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Hyman Street Mall, 420 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Tucked in the alley way off of Hyman Avenue walking mall downstairs is a great Latin restaurant called Zocalito’s. It may be hard to find but once you do, you have to try their mojito. They have the classic mojito or try one of their...
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470 Rio Grande Pl, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
"I am a song, I live to be sung, I sing with all my heart!" Pay your respects to the man who penned "Rocky Mountain High" and spent a lot of time in Colorado. The John Denver Sanctuary is a quiet cluster of carved boulders and monuments, located...
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121 S Galena St #A, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
You can’t leave Aspen without trying the locally brewed beer at Aspen Brewing Company. Located on restaurant row above Over Easy, the Aspen Brewing Company has all the local favorites on tap. Get a sampler to see which one you prefer or try...
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205 S Mill St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
First thing you need to know about Cache Cache is that you need a reservation. This is one of the more popular restaurants in town. Of course you can always try your luck with the bar menu, which is first come first serve and an excellent option....
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303 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Matsuhisa, a Nobu restaurant, doesn’t disappoint. The restaurant is split into two levels. The menu upstairs is much cheaper than down and the two atmospheres drastically differ. The downstairs is more of a fine dining swanky experience...
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0861 Maroon Creek Rd, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
There is something about sledding down a mountain that doesn’t get old no matter how old you are and Aspen has some great spots. For children the Mecca is this hill behind the Aspen Recreation Center that has the most perfect pitch and a run out...
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110 E Hallam St # 104, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
In an unsuspecting venue, downstairs at the Little Nell, a local non-profit, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, presents wonderful evenings of jazz music that you can’t find anywhere else in the valley. They turn the boardroom of the Little Nell in to an...
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121 S Galena St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
This is the place to see and be seen for a quick bite to eat. Stop in for coffee, smoothie, breakfast or lunch. As you walk into the café the first things are all your tasty options. They have a cooler full of to-go-items like salads and yogurt...
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Cloud Nine, Colorado 81611, USA
Just off the Cloud Nine lift on Aspen Highlands, you'll find a Swiss-looking log cabin with a large patio and pristine views of the Maroon Creek Valley. When you walk in, the pungent smell of cheese may overwhelm you, but don't be deterred. The...
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217 S Galena St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
There is only one place in town where you can get real western wear: Kemo Sabe. As you walk through the door the distinct smell of leather hits you. Almost everything in there is made out of leather or has leather on it. One wall is lined with...
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406 E Hopkins Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Peter Lik’s photography is mesmerizing. Walk into his gallery and the shear beauty and brilliant colors of his work will take your breath away. Many people try to mimic his work but none are quite as good as Peter. The essence of his work is...
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431 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Daniel’s Antiques is one of the coolest stores in town. Step inside and you feel like you have stepped back in time with WWII Binoculars in pristine condition and old Louis Vuitton Trunks. Throughout the store are Black Forest sculptures circa the...
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306 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Carl’s Pharmacy is more than a pharmacy. Opened in 1965 as a drug store, it is an extended version of a mom and pop’s store with a little bit of everything. On the first floor, they have a liquor department, a food department, a...
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60 Sunset Dr, Basalt, CO 81621, USA
Most people end a long bike ride with a bottle of Gatorade. I prefer to reward myself with a cocktail. If you're in Aspen, you can bike 20-miles along the Rio Grande Trail to Woody Creek Distillers in Basalt. The 10,000 square-foot distillery and...
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Smuggler Mine, Colorado 81611, USA
Aspen’s history runs deep with silver mining. People came to Aspen in the 1800’s in the hopes of getting rich by finding the mother load of silver nuggets. Scattered across the mountain sides are mining shafts so be careful where you step. For a...
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221 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Located above Explore Booksellers off of Main Street, Pyramid Bistro is Aspen's first restaurant serving sustainable food with integrity. Martin, the head chef and owner, prides himself on preparing the freshest food from raw, nutrition-dense...
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4250 Divide Rd, Snowmass Village, CO 81615, USA
Going around the rocky mountains on a dog-sled is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The scenery was simply breathtaking, not to mention that my dogs were adorable. After this experience, you'll have a better appreciation for the world we...
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320 S Galena St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Paradise Bakery has been opened since the 70’s. You might see a franchise in malls around America but this is the original and one of the only ones that serves ice cream. All their treats, muffins, cookies and brownies are scrumptious, especially...
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450 S Galena St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Where else can you listen to live music from astounding, award-winning musicians like Ice Cube, Michael Franti, and Warren Haynes and be within three feet of them? Belly Up is an amazing intimate venue that can accommodate up to 450 people. The...
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415 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Some Irish bars just have the name but this bar has the name, the food, the beer and the owner that are all Irish making it the real deal. A lot of thought and detail went into the design of this pub with dark wood flooring and chandeliers made...
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520 E Durant Ave # 110A, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Colorado Proud, this coffee shop is downstairs right next to Four Mountain Sports. This is where it all started for Café Ink and since then they have grown and expanded to other locations mostly in the Front Range of Colorado. It is award...
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315 E Dean St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Remede spa is hands down the best spa in town. Make sure you get there with ample time before your appointment (and don't forget a bathing suit) so you can enjoy all the amenities—the pool and massaging waterfalls in particular. Let the...
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45 Village Run Cir, Snowmass, CO 81654, USA
If you are a teenager or 20-something-year-old and a fan of the X Games, then this is the place to shop. D & E was originally named after its owners Derek and Eric. Once known only for sporting snowboard apparel and gear, they've since been bought...
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205 S Mill St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Ask around town for Brunelleschi’s and you might get a puzzled look. Most of the locals refer to it as Bruno’s. It is a fabulous place to bring the family or a large group. For the kids they have a “Build your Own Pizza” on...
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Ashcroft, CO 81611, USA
About 11 miles up Castle Creek Road you will come to the ghost town of Ashcroft. This well preserved town at one time was more bustling than Aspen. Focused around the silver boom, once the resources ran dry, people discovered Aspen. People moved...
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221 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Explore Bookseller is a quaint little book store in the cutest Victorian house off of Main Street. Pyramid Bistro is upstairs so you can always grab a bite to eat after finding the perfect book. Although it is not very large, every time I go I...
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205 S Mill St, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Starting at 11 pm every Saturday Jimmy’s dining area transforms into a dance floor. This is not your typical Saturday dance party with the DJ spinning club dance music. Instead Latin Music is blaring and whether you come with a dance partner...
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408 Aspen Airport Business Center, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
As soon as you walk into King Yoga, a positive, euphoric energy hits you. This isn't one of those pretentious yoga places where you feel out of place if you don’t meditate for an hour a day. It's quite the opposite, in fact. King Yoga, which...
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110 E Hallam St #118, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Down the hallway of an old elementary school is an unexpected art exhibit featuring local talent. Every couple months it changes themes and one month it highlights the youth of the Roaring Fork Valley from kindergarten to high school. There have...
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525 E Cooper Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
When people think of consignment shopping they may be turned off by the notion until they visit Little Bird. It brings a whole new meaning to second hand wear especially in Aspen. Most the time the garments still have tags on them and have never...
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420 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Shopping is not only for humans in Aspen. Your dog should be spoiled with gifts too, especially if you left them at home for the trip. There is no better place for that than C.P. Paws. Look for their sandwich board sign on Hyman Avenue walking...
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426 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
There are not many late night dance clubs in Aspen. Regal and my preference, Escobar are really the only two. Named after the infamous drug lord, Escobar is uniquely designed. It used to be Fly Lounge and those owners spent a pretty penny...
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409 E Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
Starting at 1 am when the bars are closing, New York Pizza is one of the few places that is open for food and therefore the line travels down the stairs for this late-night snack. It moves fairly fast and you can meet some interesting people while...