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RECREATION

Hike Mount Sopris 8

Wildlife safety 14

Biking Independence
Pass 20

Beginning to SUP 26

Flying the day away


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Golfing the Roaring


Fork Valley 35

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11 weeks of
adventure 38 Aspen all around: mapping out your summer trail
adventures from green to double-blacks

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A day on Main
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FOOD & DRINK
Street 46
Drink it in 79

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Aspen's hottest patios 82

Picnic time 86
GO & DO

20 reasons we love
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Aspen 53
Calendar of Events
Our critic's summer
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Five free things 64
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Aspen Dog Style 70

*Save a bear's life 73

The art of thrifting 74


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MOUNT
SOPRIS
Valley,s iconic mountain
is a challenge but provides
great rewards at 12,953 feet
by SCOTT CONDON

THERE ARE A LOT OF MOUNTAINS in Colorado taller


than Mount Sopris, but few that match its grandeur.
It peaks lower than 13,000 feet but looms large be-
cause of the steep and drastic elevation gain. It dominates
the view from many parts of Highway 82 and around the
Roaring Fork Valley.
It just calls you, said Carbondale resident and long-
time mountaineer Julie Kennedy. Its just standing there
saying, Climb me, climb me.
She is among the Roaring Fork Valley residents and
visitors who have made it an annual ritual to visit the
mountain. She tries to climb and ski it each spring, and
hike it each summer. Its her go-to hike when family and
friends visit from out of town.
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Views of the
Roaring Fork
Valley from the
summit can be
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THE LONG
DISTANCE BEFORE
THE CLIMB
COMBINED WITH
Its so special because it has a profound
energy, Kennedy said.
THE DRASTIC
Karin Teague started hiking Mount
Sopris at least once per year shortly after ELEVATION GAIN
MAKE MOUNT
moving to the Roaring Fork Valley 21
years ago.
Its got that Mount Rainier-like,

SOPRIS A
stand-alone essence, she said, noting that
theres actually a ridge that runs to other
peaks from the east side, but is not really

TOUGHER HIKE
visible. It gives Sopris an almost volcanic
appearance, she said.
The views from the top are about as
good as any in the region, Teague said.
Once youre up at the top, how can you
beat it? THAN MOST OF
She recalled one trip up where some-
one had planted handwritten notes with
words of wisdom and inspirational mes-
COLORADO'S
sages in the rocks on the route above the
lakes. It created a magical and unique PEAKS OVER
14,000 FEET IN
experience.
I thought, thats the kind of thing that
happens on Sopris, Teague said.

ELEVATION
She never tires of making the journey
because it always offers something new.
Ive done at least six different routes
up, she said. A bushwhack from Ava- BRION AFTER
lanche Creek, for example, totaled a gru- OWNER , INDEPENDENCE
eling 6,000 vertical feet. RUN AND HIKE
The standard route is nothing to sneeze
at as a day hike. Its doable for a novice,
with planning and preparation, but chal-
lenging enough for a veteran. The route is
about 12.5 miles roundtrip with an impres-
sive elevation gain of 4,253 feet.
The first 3 miles from the trailhead at
Dinkle Lake to Thomas Lakes is easy
strolling through aspen groves and mead-
ows. The hike gets progressively tougher Mount Sopris
after the upper lake. The trail gets steeper rises out of the
Roaring Fork
and gives way to scree. Theres a false sum- Valley asking
mit that gives temporary false hope youve Colorados peaks over 14,000 feet in eleva- the summit the next day and return to the to be climbed.
reached the top. The exposure isnt an is- tion, said Brion After, owner of Indepen- parking lot.
sue for most people, but picking the way dence Run and Hike in Carbondale. The mountain typically holds snow into
through the granite boulders can be tough The descent is tough because of the June. Thats why it is so popular with spring
on the feet. steep, rocky terrain. skiers. Once the path is clear for hikers, plan
The long distance before the climb com- Some people prefer to backpack up to on an early start, as close to dawn as possi-
bined with the drastic elevation gain make Thomas Lakes and stay for a night rather ble, to make sure you are off the summit by
Mount Sopris a tougher hike than many of than tackle it in a day hike. They hike to noon, before thunderstorms roll in.

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HIKING
MOUNT
SOPRIS
DISTANCE
12+ miles round-trip
via the trailhead
at Dinkle Lake.
ELEVATION GAIN
4,253 feet
SUMMIT ELEVATION
12,953 feet
TIME REQUIRED
8 hours or more round-
trip in a day hike. Some
people prefer to do it in
two days, camping at
Thomas Lakes on the
first day and tackling the
climb the second day.
TIMING
Mount Sopris holds snow
into June on average
years. Its a great hike
into fall and some
people ski it in spring.
PREPARATION
If you tackle the hike
in one day, carry
plenty of water, food
and extra clothing for
an extended stay on
the slope. Anticipate
changing conditions.
DIRECTIONS
JEREMY WALLACE, ASPEN TIMES FILE PHOTO

To get to the trailhead, go


Youre on an exposed ridge for a long make the extra time worthwhile. south out of Carbondale
time, After said. But the mountain itself is unbeatable in on Highway 133 just
The mountain is famous for its two dis- the eyes of many adorers. over a mile to Prince
tinctive peaks, which are allegedly the ex- Ive been fortunate enough to be able Creek Road and turn
act same elevation. They are separated by to travel all over the world, Kennedy said. left. The trailhead is 8
one-half hour of slogging through more There is nothing that gives me pure joy miles up the road at the
scree. The view from the west summit isnt more than when I come home and see Thomas Lakes trailhead.
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RECREATION

YA GOTTA
KNOW
BEFORE
YA GO
Have fun out there, but think ahead

by SCOTT CONDON

After spending 37 years with Mountain Rescue Aspen, David


Swersky has learned never to assume that people venturing into
the mountain backcountry are aware of basic safety practices.
Too many times during his own personal hikes, hes
witnessed people heading into the wilderness too late in the
day as storm clouds build. Or hes encountered hikers in flip-
flops and carrying no water on a rocky trail in warm weather.
The golden rule, he said, is to expect conditions to change.
Always be prepared for the weather to change, Swersky
said. Even if you set off on a cloudless day.
As a member of rescue teams, he knows of many situations
where a person ran into an unexpected problem, sometimes
as simple as twisting an ankle, and not being able to hike out.
They often must wait a significant time before rescuers can
reach them. When a person sits in the mountainous terrain, it
doesn't take long to get cold from lack of activity.
It's brutal spending the night out when youre not prepared,
Swersky said.
An early start is always advised to avoid the typical afternoon
thunderstorms. But even an early start wont guarantee a hiker
or biker wont get caught in a thunderstorm. It's always a little
unnerving to try to figure out whether to keep going or find
some type of shelter out in the wild while lightning is striking.
Theres no good answer to that, Swersky said. Obviously
you dont want to be on the ridge line.
One piece of advice is indisputable: Anyone venturing into
the backcountry should have an inexpensive form of insurance.
Hunting and fishing licenses, ATV registrations and a hiking
certificate all guarantee that counties in Colorado can dip into
a state fund for many costs of a rescue. Hiking certificates are
sold at sporting-goods stores.
XXXXXXXXX

Anyone in need of assistance should call and not let the


potential for being billed be a barrier, Swersky said, but getting a
certificate or license ensures the costs will be covered.

A PUBLICATION OF THE ASPEN TIMES 15


RECREATION

HIKING Here are tips from David Swersky


and the U.S. Forest Service for
Make a plan and stick to it. Inform
someone of where you're going
Bring water and food, even
if the hike is short.
SAFETY safe hiking and backpacking: and how long you anticipate being
Don't assume you will have
TIPS Get an "alpine start." That means
leaving at dawn if you're climbing
gone. If you cannot inform someone
of your plans, write down your plan
cellphone coverage.

and leave it with your vehicle. Familiarize yourself with a


a 14,000-foot peak or other high
route. That means studying
mountains to assure you will be Wear proper footwear and bring
a map in advance if you are
off the summit by noon or earlier. extra clothing. Even if departing
heading into unfamiliar terrain.
For valley hikes of 8 or so miles, with cloudless skies, anticipate
leave prior to 9 a.m. to avoid a change in the weather and Carry a whistle. If you end up
showers and thunderstorms. bring a rain jacket. Wear in trouble, it can be heard much
clothing that wicks moisture. farther away than a shout.

MOUNTAIN Mountain Rescue Aspen is


frequently called during
The Elk Range is comprised of loose
rocks. Warming temperatures,
Caution should be used with
hand-holds and footing. Rocks
CLIMBING summers to rescue injured or wildlife and climbers are factors are slippery when wet or snowy.

SAFETY
stranded climbers, or retrieve in contributing to rock fall.
Be prepared for quick weather
bodies after accidents. Pitkin
Plan your primary route ahead changes and expect high winds.
County has six of the state's
of time. Prepare an alternate
"fourteeners" peaks that Altitude, dehydration and
backup route. Cairns (stacks of
exceed 14,000 feet in elevation. exhaustion impair judgment. Do not
stones made by hikers to help
Here are "Peak Awareness" tips get separated from your group.
mark a trail) can be misleading.
from Mountain Rescue Aspen:

LIGHTNING Stay away from Avoid open fields,

SAFETY TIPS tall, isolated trees or


other tall objects. If
you are in a forest,
the top of a hill
or a ridge top.

The National Weather Service says If you are in a


stay near a lower
these tips will "slightly lessen" the group, spread out.
stand of trees. It is a
threat of being struck by lightning: myth that crouching Don't rely on a
down reduces tent for protection.
the risk of getting
Stay away from
struck by lightning,
water, wet items
according to the
and metal.
weather service.

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WILDLIFE If you encounter a moose:


Should it charge you,
SAFETY run away and try to put

TIPS
a tree, vehicle or other
large object between you
and the moose. If you are
Give them plenty of room
knocked down, get up
and enjoy viewing wildlife
and try to get away. Do
from a distance. If an
not stay on the ground.
animal reacts to your
presence, you're too close.
If you encounter a bear:
Stay calm and don't
Keep pets away. Never
run; back away slowly;
let your dog approach
and avoid eye contact.
a moose, elk, deer or
Fight back if attacked.
any other wildlife.
Never feed a bear and
leave cubs alone.
Watch out for signs that
an animal is agitated:
Backpackers are required to
raised hackles, lowered
have bear-proof containers if
head, ears pinned back,
camping in the Maroon Bells-
swaying back and forth,
Snowmass Wilderness for
licking its snout.
food and garbage. Hanging
food in a tree is no longer
considered an adequate step.

by BENJAMIN WELCH

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RECREATION

BIKING
INDEPENDENCE
PASS
20 miles, 4,000 feet up: It's a spiritual connection

by SCOTT CONDON

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PASS. the last mile and reach


the top of Independence
Pass at 12,095 feet.
For road bikers living
in or visiting Aspen, no
summer is really com-
plete without a ride up
Independence Pass. The route is about 20 miles. The
elevation gain is just over 4,000 feet. The views are
stunning.
For locals being in town, its the Pass. Its right
there, said Tom Hayles, an accomplished cyclist who
now competes in international cyclocross races. He
first rode Independence Pass when he moved to As-
pen in the mid-1970s.
You had to ride the Pass, he said.
ANNA STONEHOUSE, ASPEN TIMES FILE PHOTO

Theres a special feeling, particularly on the last


part of the ride, when a rider can gaze out over the
landscape in every direction and see the tops of sur-
rounding high peaks. When riders top out, it hits
them theyre on the Continental Divide.
Its got that spiritual connection, Hayles said.
For cyclists who cannot get to Europe to ride
some of the classic routes used in the Tour de France
and other grand tours, rides such as Independence
Pass are the next best thing, Hayles said.

A PUBLICATION OF THE ASPEN TIMES 21


RECREATION

" THERE ARE


OTHER
PASSES,
BUT THEY There are steeper and longer passes and
mountain rides in Colorado. There are trickier

DON'T
descents. But theres nothing that quite offers
a complete package like Independence Pass,
Hayles said.

DESCEND INTO There are other passes, but they dont de-
scend into a town, he said.
Christian VandeValde has raced Indepen-

A TOWN."
TOM HAYLES
dence Pass both as a professional cyclist and at a
more leisurely pace. For the past three Septem-
bers, hes led the Clip in with Christian riding
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COMPETITIVE CYCLIST His first impression of the Pass wasnt all that
favorable. He didnt know the route well while
competing on a cold, rainy afternoon during the
inaugural USA Pro Challenge in August 2011.
He lost valuable time on the descent into Aspen.
George Hincapie won the stage. VandeValde
placed second overall that year.
The following year the pros got a double dose
of Independence Pass. They repeated the queen
stage, a grueling 131-mile route from Gunnison
to Aspen, first over Cottonwood Pass, then over
Independence Pass and into Aspen.
The next morning they reversed course and
climbed the tougher west side of the pass en
route to Beaver Creek.
Youre starting in the cold in Aspen and rip-
ping up it, VandeValde said.
He didnt win either stage entering or exiting
Aspen in the 2012 USA Pro Challenge, but he
took the overall title.
As an American, VandeValde would always
make sure he came back to the States a couple
of weeks before the race to acclimate. But some
of the top cyclists in the world came straight
over from Europe and battled jet lag as well
the high elevation. Independence Pass is about
twice as high as the summits of many of the
classic routes in the Tour de France. Thats what
made it different for the pros.
ASPEN TIMES FILE PHOTO

Youd see very accomplished riders down on


Riders in May their knees, VandeValde said.
1980 got close
to the top of He said he was in awe the first year of the Pro
Independence Challenge by how many spectators made the
Pass but were
turned back.
effort to get to the top of the passes, especially
Cottonwood because it is so isolated. As a rider,

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he got into the scene because it was obvious there were so


many racing fans.
With his racing days behind him, VandeValde is able to
appreciate Independence Pass. Clip in with Christian will take
riders up the Pass again in September.
Its just a no-brainer, he said.
Like Hayles, VandeValde said the gradient isnt that steep
and there are breaks such as the straightaway along the Lin-
coln Creek stretch.
But the elevation makes riders fight for breath and the
grade sucks the air out of them for short stretches. The west
approach from Aspen to the summit has 9.4 miles where
the grade is 5 percent or greater, according to The Com-
plete Guide to Climbing (By Bike) in Colorado by John
Summerson. The steepest mile has a gradient of 6.3 percent.
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BEGINNING
TO SUP
Don't be intimidated, be inspired
by another way to enjoy the water

by ANNA STONEHOUSE

I CAME FROM THE LAND OF 10,000 LAKES, also known as


Minnesota; therefore, I have always had a substantial need
for a strong water presence in my life.
I moved to the Roaring Fork Valley last year and noticed
an abundance of stand up paddle boarders floating a
section below Independence Pass known as the North Star
Nature Preserve. I knew then I had to join this latest water-
sport craze.
If you take up the sport, I recommend you rent or invest
in an inflatable board set up. This way you have the option
to run rivers and you also can hike your board in a backpack
into some high-alpine lakes.
One mistake I made with my recent purchase was not
having a bungee system on the front to strap items down,
and my board isnt particularly designed to run rivers. I do,
however, enjoy that I can manage my board completely on
my own.
I also own a raft and a whitewater kayak, and the thing
I like about SUP-ing is that I dont have to rely on anyone
else to get on the water. My board is light enough to stay
inflated and lift onto the roof of my SUV by myself, and I
can backpack it into destinations inaccessible from the road.
Definitely reach out to experienced stand up paddlers before
investing in this sport to learn how to acquire the appropriate
gear for what youre looking to do.
Stand up paddle boarding might look simple, but Ive
found it to be a great workout. Paddling up river or on a
windy day while maintaining my balance truly engages every
muscle. I lie down on mine and relax a lot, too, so it truly is
the best of all worlds.
As soon as I bought my board I started exploring the valley.
That was back in April, and there was still snow on the
ground. Most of my coworkers called me crazy but I was
wondering why no one else was out exploring these amazing
bodies of water. Everyone else was crazy and missing out!

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"I HIGHLY
RECOMMEND IF
YOU TAKE UP THE
SPORT, INVEST IN
AN INFLATABLE SERVING
UP YOUR
BOARD SET UP. INNER
SUP-PER
THIS WAY YOU SURF

HAVE THE OPTION


Basalt Wave,
Glenwood Springs Wave.

TO RUN RIVERS
FAVORITE PICK
Stillwater at North Star
Nature Preserve (at left).

AND YOU CAN


Head approximately 3
miles east out of Aspen
and turn right onto

HIKE YOUR BOARD


Wildwood Lane, park in
the designated areas and
float to the takeout bridge.

IN A BACKPACK ADVENTURE
Pink to Black stretch

INTO SOME HIGH


on Roaring Fork
River, Slaughterhouse
(advanced).

ALPINE LAKES."
ANNA STONEHOUSE
PADDLE
Beaver Lake in Marble,
Twin Lakes over
Independence Pass,
SUP ADVENTURER Ruedi Reservoir in Basalt.
HIKE TO PADDLE
Weller Lake up
Independence Pass,
Lost Man Lake up
Independence Pass.
RENT
Aspen Bike Tours and
Rentals, Shabomee
rent out of Glenwood
Springs and Whole Foods
parking lot in Basalt
during the summers.
GUIDED
Shaine Ebrahimi with
Shabomee, Charlie
MacArthur with
Aspen Kayak and
Stand Up Paddle.

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STAND UP
PADDLE
BOARDING
Stillwater on the North Star
Preserve has become my go- MIGHT LOOK
to. Its just a few miles east of
Aspen. You can put in at the SIMPLE BUT
I'VE FOUND IT
bridge and paddle up or down
river, or you can go farther and
put in at the Wildwood School
and paddle down with some
tiny rapids to go through. TO BE A GREAT
WORKOUT.
Floating Stillwater feels like
a total escape into nature. At
certain times of the year its
very shallow, and its as if there
is an aquarium beneath my feet
with trout darting about as well as birds accompanying me in
enjoying the rivers presence.
If youre looking for standing water, Ruedi Reservoir in
Basalt and Beaver Lake in Marble are great places. The drives
alone to these destinations will take your breath away, as will
the chilled, high-alpine water if you happen to take a dip. You
will find yourself surrounded by a mountainous oasis.
If youre looking for a little more adventure and adrenaline
rush, check out the Dotsero stretch of the Colorado River
with Class I and II rapids.
It was unanimous among several business owners who
guide or rent stand up paddle boards in the valley to celebrate
getting people out on the water but also the need to protect
and respect these public spaces so we can continue using
them freely.
Shabomee owner Shaine Ebrahimi says that stand up
paddle boarding opens up true beauty of our valley.
Kevin Byford, owner of a SUP rental shop in Aspen,
mentioned that, Everybody loves the solace and serenity in
nature with the sport. Plus, people really dont like to be cold,
and it keeps you out of the water.
Charlie MacArthur has been guiding and instructing
for years in the valley. Its pretty darn friendly, he said of
teaching and learning, but everyone should wear a lifejacket
and make sure you have the proper gear as well as staying off
private property when floating.
Stand up paddle boarding brings me to my Zen zone, and
there really is no better way to do that in the valley.

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There are plenty


of places in the
Roaring Fork
Valley to enjoy
a day fishing
and catching,
but watching
the release
can be just as
invigorating.

FLYING
THERES A SAYING around Aspen that we moved here for the
winters but stayed here for the summers.
Though this most often applies to ski bums in these parts, it
also applied to at a least one fish-crazed kid from the Big City.

THE DAY
I too moved here for the winters (for the fishing though), but it
was always that seemingly too-fast summer fishing season that
kept me motivated to get through yet another long winter.
After all, at its best, winter fishing is still just winter fishing.

AWAY
But the smell of the Colorado summers wildflowers and
clean, thin air of the backcountry are an incredible backdrop to
fishing spots like no other place.
The elation of taking off my hiking boots and dipping my toes
into a chilled alpine lake after a worthy hike is unmatched. I string
up a fly rod, tie on a likely imitation and sit there for a moment,
Man vs. fish: basking in the sunshine, taking in my surroundings and purposely
A tale that stands take a long, slow, deep breath before I plan my approach.
My focus is immediately drawn to the largest of many wild
the test of time cutthroat trout swimming carelessly around in that unique-
ly magnificent glacial-aquamarine color that signifies high-
alpine lakes. I tiptoe quietly, sneaking in as close as I can without
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My cast is slow and deliberate and my pulse is amazingly at
ease. As my fly graces the waters surface with the smallest of
ripples, the large trout takes notice. It is here in that nuance of

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The fish swims without caution and ever so lazily engulfs my
barbless fly. After a playful fight filled with aerial maneuvers that
would make the best gymnast jealous, I wet my hands and care-
fully remove my hook that was lightly pinned to his toughened
jaw. As we both catch our breath I mutter to myself, This is what
fishing mustve been like back in the old days. Under his own
will, I let him wriggle out of my hands and watch him swim off
into the horizon.
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CATHEDRAL LAKE
Dont let all the cars in the
parking lot fool you. Though
popular with day hikers, it
is rare to have much, if any,
fishing competition. Situated
at 11,866 feet, this 2.8-mile
hike near the ghost town of
Ashcroft is well worth packing
in a fly rod. Some of the largest
cutthroat trout in Aspens high
country reside in this pristine
fly-fishing lake with Rocky
Mountain high surroundings.

LINCOLN CREEK
A scant 11 miles east of Aspen
off Highway 82 takes you to
Lincoln Creek Campground.
Lincoln Creek, a tributary
of the Roaring Fork River,
consists of predominately
brook trout in the 4- to 10-inch
class with the occasional fish
pushing 12 inches. This small
creek is best fished with dry
flies imitating grasshoppers,
ants and beetles. Like most
high-country creek fishing,
cover the water quickly,
moving along at a moderate
pace until fish are located.

Pulling in one
of the area's big
trout is always
FRYINGPAN LAKES an adventure,
and you never
The Fryingpan River in Basalt know what kind
is a world-renowned trout of audience you
might have.
fishery below Ruedi Reservoir.
Most anglers rarely venture
to the rivers headwaters at
Fryingpan Lakes, though. The
opportunity to fish the three
lakes filled with eager cutthroat
trout alone will keep you plenty
occupied, that is, if you can
ever stop gazing at the looming
views of Mount Oklahoma.

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MAROON LAKE
When someone pictures a
tranquil lake nestled high in
the Rocky Mountains, this is
it. During the busy summer
season, it is best to arrive here
before 8 a.m. Not only because
the fishing is best at that time,
but you can bypass the bus
and drive to the nearby parking
area, a short distance away.
A variety of trout species are
found and include rainbow,
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water on nearly every
the exception to the
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course is one of the
courses that permeate
longest municipals in the
the valley, and is ideal
state. One of the most
for squeezing in a
enjoyable courses in the
short round after work
valley to walk, it offers
or another activity.
views of Pyramid Peak,
The course has open
Mount Hayden and
fairways, some water
Independence Pass, and
features and is well-
can get crowded during
maintained. Its also
the summer high season.
a great place for
Type: 18 holes, par 71 beginners and kids.
Dress code: Collared Type: 9 holes, par 27
shirts, no metal spikes.
Dress code: Soft spikes,
Designer: Frank Hummel smooth-soled shoes.
Tee boxes: Gold, 7,136; Designer: Unknown
Blue, 6,432 yards; White,
Tee boxes: Red, 1,018
5,579; Red, 5,222.
yards; White, 1,108 yards
Practice: Driving range,
Practice: Putting green
chipping area, practice
bunker. Directions: Off Highway
82 between mile
Directions: One mile
markers 14 and 15.
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on Highway 82.

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Type: 18 holes, par 72
course is walkable. hole layout. Wide-open Opened in 1995, this
Dress code: No jeans, fairways and expansive
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collared shirt, no metal greens provide incentive course features two-
Dress code: No spikes. for taking risks. The tiered greens and
denim, collared shirt Designer: Jim Engh course is typically not sloping fairways and
and spikeless shoes crowded and kept in
Tee boxes: Black, 7,008 sits alongside the
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Practice: Driving range, play on 12 holes, and
Red, 5,168 yards chipping green and required.
the first four holes play
Directions: Turn putting green. Designer: Nicklaus/
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over a former working


on Highway 133 Directions: From Nicklaus II ranch bordered by
off Highway 82 in Aspen, take Highway native sagebrush. The
Tee boxes: Gold, 7,455
Carbondale. After two 82 to Brush Creek remaining 14 holes
yards; Blue, 6,830
miles, turn right on River Road, and then go 2 snake through alpine
yards; White, 6,181 yards;
Valley Ranch Drive miles to Highline Road. meadows, climb up a
Green, 5,342 yards
and go 1/4 mile to the Turn left on Highline canyon wall and play
clubhouse on the right. Practice: Driving range,
and take first right to alongside Maroon
chipping and putting
the club. Creek and a ravine.
greens.

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GET
(FAR )
OUT WEEK 2

THERE WEEK 1
WAKEBOARDING AT
PAONIA RESERVOIR
GREG FITZSIMMONS, SENIOR
ACCOUNT MANAGER AT RYGR
11 adventures GOATPACKING Every summer skiing in August
for 11 weeks of an ANDA ROJS SMALLS, in Portillo is on my hit list. There
is big contingent of Aspen locals
FORMER NATURALIST FIELD
adrenaline-filled SCHOOL DIRECTOR AT ACES down there who create a small
community, and trading flip flops
summer AND CURRENT CFO (CHIEF
FAMILY ORGANIZER) for ski boots is awesome. But
closer to home, for our family,
What it comes down to for me is every summer we log a ton of time
backpacking and hiking up high and at Paonia Reservoir. Our friends
compiled by along the ridges. I like knowing a have a super rickety old RV. We
AMIEE WHITE beginning point and an end point, call it Stanley the RV, complete
BEAZLEY knowing the lay of the land and with bullhorns on the hood. We
then connecting some of the lesser take Stanley up and over McClure
traveled trails in the backcountry. Pass to Paonia Reservoir and go
What would be cool to do is a wakeboarding and wakesurfing,
SUMMER IN ASPEN CAN FLY BY in backpacking trip from here to fishing and barbecuing. There is
the blink of an eye, so now is the time McClure Pass or, if we have enough really, good glassy water there
to get outside and tackle your sum- time (more than just a weekend), until early afternoon, and you can
mer bucket list. To inspire you and well make a goatpacking trip out of wakeboard for hours in the morning.
perhaps scare and shame you weve it and take our pack goats, Marko, Then, when the winds pick up, we
reached out to regular Aspen-area Mulligan, Mo, Manny and Whitey swap wakeboards for surfboards
locals to help compile a list of six ulti- with us. That always adds another and wakesurf through the afternoon.
mate outdoor adventures for six weeks layer of adventure! Hiking in the We try to get over there for at least
of summertime fun. high country is the ultimate around one full moon cycle every summer
here. "Its about getting away from
You know what they say, live each when we get to surf on the reservoir
people and busy trails. Its about the
day like it was your last. Not, sit on illuminated by a full moon. At times
views, the solitude, just being there.
your couch and watch American yours is the only boat out on the
And bringing our kids along makes water. You get that feeling that its
Ninja Warrior until your thighs atro-
the adventures in our valley that your own personal lake. Its an
phy. The time is now!
much more fun and special. Their idyllic setup up in the Rockies.
excitement and zest for explorations
keeps them going even when the
hiking seems to get really long for
COURTESY PHOTOS

them. The excitement in the kids,


let alone our own experience, is
what makes the summers in our
valley the ultimate every year.

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WEEK 3 is because you can pack I learned. My friend, a real WEEK 5


light I take one sleeping estate agent, was cleaning
MOUNTAIN bag for the two of us and out a clients house in RUN WEST
BIKING TO/ then eat cous cous for Redstone and helping his MAROON
FROM PETER dinner and oatmeal for client, an old guy, sell a PASS TO CB
ESTIN HUT breakfast. It doesnt weigh
very much. I love seeking
bunch of stuff. It was up in
Redstone so I checked it out
(AND BACK)
out new adventures in the and took it with me because MEAGHAN LYNCH,
MAX TAAM, ASPEN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF
local mountains, and visiting the trailer and lights
MOUNTAIN PATROLLER 5POINTS FILM FESTIVAL
mountains throughout the worked. Its a 1966 Flying
& MOUNTAINEER
world. Recently I visited Junior, and with it came all There is a group of girls I
One thing I did a couple of Colombia and Norway. these random letters from run with, we call ourselves
summers ago around the the company to this original The Columbines, and we
Fourth of July is mountain owner written in 1966. The do fun, long adventure runs
biked from Aspen, up and WEEK 4 biggest thing I miss in Aspen about 10 to 20 miles on the
over Lenado to Larkspur, is water. I spend a lot of time weekends. Two years ago,
down Miller Creek, across LEARN TO SAIL out on the river rafting but we ran out to Conundrum
the Fryingpan and up to the I am looking for something and are making plans for
Peter Estin Hut where we CAPTAIN KATIE
more to do on the water. I the Four Pass Loop this
spent the night. Then we OESTRIKE, CO-OWNER OF
dont know anything about summer. This year we want
rode down the Fryingpan EPIC EVENTS OF ASPEN
sailing but I used to do it to run to Crested Butte and
and to Basalt. I like to AND SKI INSTRUCTOR
when I was 12 at summer back. We like to see how
explore new connections One summer, there was a camp in Pennsylvania on much ground we can cover.
and look for new mountain post on the Roaring Fork one of those Sunfishes. Its great to have each other
bike routes, instead of the Swap Facebook page that Now that I have a boat its because those longer runs
classic routes, and see said: Old Sailboat for Sale, great. For now it doesnt can be lonely, but with a
where we can end up. The $250. So, I bought it. I cost anything you group of great girls the
reason I like using the huts didnt know how to sail, but just need some wind. laughs seem endless and
the well-deserved beer
at the end is shared with
excellent company. Last
year we had a picnic out
at Conundrum, you know,
with the limited amount of
food we could carry in our
running vests. The fact that
on some of these big runs,
you can find a group of five
or six of us who are down
for something like this is
definitely a testament to
the athletes in the valley.
And there are so many
trails around here we
couldnt be more fortunate
there is access literally
out of our backyards.

Katie
Oestrike with
a new-to-her
COURTESY PHOTOS

sailboat: "You
just need
some wind."

40 SUMMER IN ASPEN // 2017


Avid mountain
biker Paul Viola
always has a few
must-rides on his
WEEK 6 summer bucket list.

MOUNTAIN BIKE
FROM ASPEN
TO BASALT VIA
THE ARBANEY-
KITTLE TRAIL
PAUL VIOLA CO-OWNER,
KISSANE VIOLA DESIGN
Something I will probably
do this summer is bike the
Arbaney-Kittle Trail from
Aspen to Basalt. Its about
35 miles, and its definitely
an all-day ride. There are
a number of ways to do it.
The official way is to bike
up Smuggler to the Hunter
Creek Valley, to Four to the Rio Grande Trail and mountain biking. From my becoming more and more
Corners, Lenado and then back to Aspen. That is the house in Woody Creek, I popular. The Roaring Fork
up to Kobe Park which then really legitimate way. Then can ride up Chaparral and Mountain Biking Association
hooks up to the Arbaney- theres another option, out towards Arbaney-Kittle has been doing a lot of trail
Kittle trail and single track riding up Chaparral Road. from there. The easement work on it, maintaining it and
all the way down to Basalt. There is now an easement is a little more direct but making it more accessible.
The end of that hooks up off of Chaparral Road for steeper. This route is Its an epic all-day ride.

WE WERE HERE WHEN THE PAEPCKES

MIND
& THE ASPEN IDEA LANDED IN ASPEN

BOD
BODY
SPIR
NON-STOP
CHICAGO
DENVER
LOS ANGELES
SAN FRANCISCO
HOUSTON
DALLAS/
FT. WORTH
ASPEN/PITKIN COUNTY SALT LAKE CITY

AIRPOR
EMBRACING THE CHARACTER OF ASPEN SINCE 1948

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RECREATION

Fishing is a
highlight for
locals and
tourist alike.

WEEK 7

RUN THE
CAPITOL-
AVALANCHE-
HELL ROARING
LOOP
THE REV. WILL FISHER
VICAR, ST. PETERS
OF THE VALLEY
EPISCOPAL CHURCH
I'd love to do the Capitol-
Avalanche-Hell Roaring
Loop again. Its just as
pretty and challenging as
the Four Pass Loop, but not
nearly as crowded. I did it
last summer as a run, or you
could do it as a two-night
backpacking trip. At 26.2
miles and about 7,900 feet Basin, there is some route WEEK 8 Completing the entire loop
of evaluation gain, it has as finding you have to do, requires linking several
much lung busting as the the trail fades out and RIDE THE trails. The towns summer
Four Pass Loop but you get fades back in. There is a SNOWMASS trail map will make the
a lot more solitude. Those limited season for doing LOOP route clear. While the town
considering doing it should it, sometime after July 4 will promote the whole
SCOTT CONDON,
definitely know it is serious and before Oct. 1, or before ride as a multi-hour, cross-
ASPEN TIMES
wilderness. Fewer crowds the first big snowstorm of country adventure, the
REPORTER
also means if something October. The advantages beauty of it is the route can
AND AVID
goes wrong, it is less likely in early season is you are also be broken into chunks
MOUNTAIN BIKER
somebody is coming by going to have amazing for visitors who dont want
to help. Especially high wildflowers and later in the Snowmass Village officials to put in one mammoth day.
up in the Hell Roaring season, gorgeous colors. are heavily promoting the
Snowmass Loop, a 24-mile
route that features some WEEK 9
of the best singletrack
trails in the Roaring Fork HIKE THE
Valley. Park at the Rodeo TRAVERSE
Lot. From there, riders can FROM
get on the Ditch Trail in a SOPRIS
few short minutes, then TO CAPITOL
avoid pavement for hours. STEVEN GOFF,
The route circumnavigates PHOTOGRAPHER,
Snowmass Village on SKI CONCIERGE
terrain that ranges from AND JEEP GUIDE
COURTESY PHOTOS

climbs in aspen forests to AT THE LITTLE NELL


technical traverses across
ski trails and exposed, Two summers ago my
near-desert terrain on sun- friend and I backpacked
drenched southern slopes. the Four Pass Loop; last

42 SUMMER IN ASPEN // 2017


SUMMER PROGRAMS:
June 10
Annual River Float
WEEK 10
June 6,15, 19
North Star Preserve
FISH Roaring Fork River
SNOWMASS Float

LAKE June 20
Wetland Walk: Aspens
SCOTT SPOONER OF Rio Grande Park
TAYLOR CREEK FLY SHOPS June 21
Deer Hill Early Summer
Snowmass Lake is not for Wildflower Walk
the faint of heart, but well June 26-28
worth the effort. Be sure to Youth Fly Fishing Clinic
go early, as late afternoon June 27
storms are commonplace SUP North Star
Preserve
in the high country (this
goes for all alpine lakes INSPIRING PEOPLE TO June, July, August
Filoha Meadows:
here in the valley). An EXPLORE, VALUE, AND PROTECT
Fireflies, Rare
8-mile hike will bring you THE ROARING FORK WATERSHED Orchids, Bats & Bugs
to a little-pressured fishery FOR OVER 20 YEARS
July 26
full of cutthroat, brook Water in the Age of
Silver: Touring Aspens
and rainbow trout. Come explore the Roaring Fork Holden Works
Watershed through Roaring Fork
July 28
Conservancys summer and fall programs. Twin Lakes Tunnel
WEEK 11 For program details, registration and upcoming & Diversion Tour
events, visit RoaringFork.org/events.
Sept. 13
MAROON Aspen Tap: Drinking
BELLS Water Tour

TRAVERSE Roaring Fork Conservancy is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization


www.roaringfork.org | (970) 927-1290 | info@roaringfork.org
Sept. 19
Carbondale Bicycle
TIM POWER SMITH, Ditch Tour
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
AT THE ASPEN CLUB

accessories
An absolute essential for
summer, we revisited the serious mountaineer
several of those passes, is the Bells Traverse.
basins and lakes, including
Capitol and Pierre Lakes,
Ascending South Maroon
and traversing over to North
jewelry
by choosing to hike along
the high country that
Maroon. It is a long day but
a must do. Some Class 3
apparel
connects Mount Sopris
to the Capitol massif
and 4 with some committing
Class 5 moves. You want
footwear
and interconnecting Hell
Roaring and Avalanche
Creek Trails, ending in
to be in great condition,
not only in technical hats
Redstone. Weve always
entered this area the
climbing but confident
in route finding, rock gifts
traditional way by either
the Maroon Bells area or
climbing, very comfortable
with exposure, heights local artists
and bouldering. Its one
Capitol Creek trailhead. of those very committing
The traverse from Sopris climbs and a humbling
to Capitol has always experience, to be out in that
interested me and its big country and have so
something that neither much exposure. You realize
of us has done. I love how important it is to be
the high alpine lakes in careful and knowledgeable
this area, particularly and respectful of trail route
Snowmass and Capitol, finding, each and every
and itll be fun to handhold and every step
research some alternative because you dont know
routes to get there! if youre going to fall or
not. It makes you respect
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A DAY ON
MAIN STREET
Fill your day with a short stroll through Carbondales downtown

by CARLA JEAN WHITLEY

ASPEN HAS AN ABUNDANCE of activ- up with daily 9 a.m. vinyasa flow. Youll the two, pop into the towns many galler-
ities. But a quick ride downvalley will also find True Nature Healing Arts two ies to increase your art intake.
introduce you to another of the Roaring blocks off main and Vimana Yoga two When your stomach starts to growl,
Fork Valleys gems: Carbondale. miles away. True Nature starts each day stroll up to Senor Taco Show and carry
Its easy to fill a day simply by walking with an 8:45 a.m. class, and Vimana your order to the adjacent patio. Its not
the towns quaint Main Street. gets things flowing at 9 a.m. Youll also only authentic, fresh Mexicanits also
Ive learned that firsthand, as a recent find courses throughout the day at each the perfect place to take in a beautiful day.
transplant to the Roaring Fork Valley studio, so check their websites for up- You can burn off the calories by pop-
and an even-more-recent Carbondale dated schedules. ping into the towns many thrift shops
resident. This charming community is Once youve worked up an appetite, and boutiques. An interested shopper
filled with culture, and much of it is just roll your mat and walk to Carbondales could easily spend a full day on Main
steps away from the next great discovery. iconic breakfast spot, Village Smithy. Streets stores, whether looking for fash-
Heres a taste of what Ive found with- If the weathers nice, grab a patio seat ion or home dcor. If Misers Mercan-
in blocks of my front door: (though theres plenty to look at inside tile makes your list, dont forget to pop
You can wake up your body and spir- the former blacksmith shop, too). Order downstairs to take full advantage of the
it with a morning yoga class. Although a cup of coffee, roasted by sister restau- shops deals.
Carbondale is a town of only 6,000 res- rant Bonfire Coffee, and then pore over Ready to unwind before dinner? Con-
idents, its home to several yoga studios the tantalizing breakfast menu. sider drinks at Batch or Carbondale
with a plethora of options. Kula Yoga While away the remaining morning Beerworks. Both offer locally brewed
on Main is centrally located and offers hours by wandering through Carbon- beer Batch highlights that of nearby
a number of energizing, physical class- dales many arts exhibits. Carbondale Roaring Fork Beer Company and offer
es. Jump start the day with prana flow Arts and Carbondale Clay Center regu- a sampling of others beverages, too. You
at 6:30 a.m. or take your time to wake larly host openings. As you walk between can also dine at either spot; Beerworks
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You can set your calendar local Chamber of Commerce,
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Colorado 133.
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Think you might be itching for
hosted about 600 consecutive
just one more stop before heading Heres a twist: a public-art
Friday nights of music, ranging
back to the hotel? Take a stroll to hunt. Each year, the Carbondale
from nationally touring acts to
the end of Main Street for a night- Public Arts Commission installs
Steve himself taking the stage.
cap at Marble Distillery. The small- sculptures throughout the town.
Check the website for concert
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listings, and dont miss the
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Sunday night bluegrass jams.
And hey, if youre not quite ready to towns permanent collection. Visit
leave this creative community, stay Head down Colorado 133 to the the towns website for information
the night. The adjoining Distillery Red Hill Recreation Area. Youll about the latest installation.
Inn, a 21-and-older hotel, is re- find a variety of paths for hiking Also, Carbondale Arts and
nowned for its sustainable practices. and mountain biking, all with Carbondale Clay Center feature
Cheers to the day and evening, astounding views of Mount Sopris. regularly rotating exhibits.
and perhaps the night, along one of
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20
REASONS
WE LOVE
ASPEN
by JEANNE MCGOVERN

YOURE HERE IN ASPEN. Were here in Aspen. So, clearly we have


at least one thing in common: We LOVE Aspen.
So do a lot of people, apparently.
In fact, Aspen is one of the Best Places to Visit in the USA,
according to vacation-destination rankings in U.S. News and
World Report. But the rankings only put Aspen in the top-20
list. We beg to differ. We think Aspen is No. 1.
Here are 20 reasons why beginning with five must-do
summer activities, followed up by a list of our favorite things.
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GO & DO

THE SOUNDS OF SUMMER 1


The hills around Aspen are most certainly alive with the sound of music. From the Benedict
Music Tent to Fanny Hill in Snowmass to Bluegrass Sundays atop Ajax, and from Belly Up
FESTIVALS, FESTIVALS, FESTIVALS
We cant think of another place with more summertime
festivals than Aspen. Beginning with the Aspen Fringe
Aspen to the JAS Cafe at the Cooking School of Aspen to students playing for pennies on the Festival in early-June and wrapping up with Filmfest in
downtown pedestrian malls, our small town plays host to musical acts of all types. Really, late September, there is a festival just about every week
where else can you find classical, jazz, rock, bluegrass and more all in one day? And if in summer. Aspen Ideas Festival, Snowmass Rendezvous
one day isnt enough, remember this: several of Aspens musical offerings are weeks-long Craft Beer Festival, Mac and Cheese Festival, Jazz As-
(Aspen Music Festival), ongoing (free concerts on Thursday nights and even some Satur- pen-Snowmass Labor Day Experience this is just the tip
days in Snowmass), and weekend affairs (Jazz Aspen Labor Festival). So really, what more of the iceberg ... you get the picture.
can a music-loving local or visitor or even just the casual music fan want in a town? Not
much, in our humble opinion. Happy listening ... enjoy the sounds of summer.

THE GREAT
OUTDOORS
Hunter Creek Valley or road
bike to the Maroon Bells;
3
fish the Gold Medal waters
When it comes right down of the Frying Pan; paddle
to it, what Aspenites love the Roaring Fork River;
most about summer in Aspen camp at Difficult; climb up
is what actually surrounds Independence Pass; golf the
the town of Aspen: the great Aspen municipal course. And
outdoors. Nestled in eastern this is just the start. Truly,
edge of the Roaring Fork no one person could explore
Valley a dead-end in every nook and cranny of
winter Aspen in summer our diverse town and the
is flanked by all that Mother surrounding backcountry.
Nature has to offer. Hiking, But that hasnt stopped us
biking, fishing, kayaking, from trying and it shouldnt
ASPEN TIMES FILE PHOTO

camping, climbing, golfing ... stop you. Head to a local


the list goes on and on. Our outfitter or sporting goods
advice to enjoying all that shop to get the lowdown on
the area has to offer? Grab a how to explore and enjoy
map and go. A few favorites, the area safely, and then
by sport: hike the Lost Man get out there. You wont be
Loop up Independence Pass; sorry ... we never are after a
mountain bike through the day in the great outdoors.
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4 6 I love stand-up
paddle boarding 10 The magical

OUR FAVORITE THINGS


on Stillwater. It's a vibe. There are so
EAT, DRINK
short drive out of many things to do
(AND BE MERRY) town and feels like see and do in Aspen
For a small town, Aspen is home a total escape from in the summer,
to some serious Big City eats and civilization. I love but just feeling
drinks. It all begins with the Food having an aquarium the goodness of a
& Wine Classic and trickles down beneath my feet. mountain town is
to the daily grind. From fine din- Anna Stonehouse, what its all about
ing and bustling nightlife to fami- photographer its the energy
ly fare and picnic baskets, Aspen on the outdoor
in summer has something for ev- patios, the gondola
eryone when it comes to food and 7 "I love how long running to the
drink. Our suggestion: walk the the days last." Sundeck, classical
downtown core and stop of- music coming from
Erica Robbie,
ten to see what delights await. reporter the music tent
For example, a one-block loop where people are
around the dancing fountain on picnicking on the
Hyman Avenue offers more than 8 I like that Aspen lawn, the sound
two dozen options, serving up has so many of the Rio Grande
everything from sushi and suds to activities because river rushing
pastas and Pinots. An added bo- it disperses people through town, the
nus in summer: most restaurants better on hiking announcers during
and bars have outdoor seating, and biking trails. rugby tournaments
which means you can eat, drink, The events hosted or volleyball
see and be seen. by the Aspen matches, the sounds
Music School, of kids running
Aspen Institute through the Hyman
and countless Avenue fountain
other organizations everywhere you
mean you dont turn, there are
have everyone in people just enjoying
town for the same this beautiful place.
reasons. While Samantha Johnston,
some trails are publisher
getting crowded,
its amazing that
you can still 11 My favorite
find solitude on thing about the
many others. summer is hiking
and being outside.
Scott Condon,
reporter I love that it stays
light late and I can

5
eat dinner outside
9 I love the road somewhere in town
biking accessibility after a nice long
from the core of hike. Just so much
ROAD TRIP Aspen; Maroon fun. I also like that
Yes, this is a story about Aspen in summer. And how great Aspen in summer can be. But really, what adven- Bells, Ashcroft and I finally get to see
ture would be complete without a great road trip. None. So for those of us who toil in town day in and day Independence my neighbors.
out, the thought of a road trip makes us appreciate the fact we get to come home to Aspen even more. A few Pass are all classic People stay inside
of our favorites, all within a two-hour drive: Ruedi Reservoir, up the Frying Pan past Basalt, for some boating, road rides. a lot more in the
fishing, stand-up paddling boarding and more; Redstone/Marble, for a true small-town experience in a quaint winter around the
Maria Wimmer,
mountain setting; the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, for thrills and chills on the roller-coaster rides and distribution manager neighborhood.
a look into our deep past in the onsite caverns; and Leadville, over Independence Pass, for a taste of the Old Ashton Hewitt,
West (especially if you happen to hit it over Boom Days, the towns annual celebration of all that is Leadville). advertising director

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LIFT-SERVED MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK
OPENS JUNE 23

15 Believe it
12 Just being boils down to 18 What do
outdoors. Hiking, freedom. Freedom I love about
biking, camping to hike all over summer? Flip-
in the surrounding the mountains, flops. Quick
backcountry; freedom to get errands, a bike
eating, drinking, in the streams ride into town or
people-watching and on the rivers, a leisurely walk
anywhere freedom to run command nothing
downtown; playing and jump in the more of my feet
with my kids, parks and in the than flip flops.
barbecuing with fields, freedom No more laundry
friends, walking the from layers of loads full of stinky
dog. Its all good, clothing and wool socks or
as long as you're heavy boots. dirty ski socks.
outdoors enjoying As beautiful as In the summers,
the Aspen summer. winter is, one socks come in
feels restricted only for running/
Jeanne McGovern,
Aspen Times when not skiing. hiking, while the
Weekly editor How enjoyable greatest pleasures
to be outside for come from letting
hours among all my dogs bark
13 You really the varied flowers after they've
can do two if not and feeling the been suffocated
three vacation- warmth of summer by cotton and
esque things in on your body. wool all winter.
a day, with very Now thats
little hassle and Dottie Wolcott,
office manager summer living.
transportation
Rick Carroll,
concerns. Biking managing editor
then fishing. Early 16 Late-
fishing then rafting, afternoon float SNOWMASS BIKE PARK offers something for
rafting and biking. down the Roaring 19 Jump in the every level of rider, from never ever to expert. Our
Golf then rafting. Fork through Punch Bowl. 2,897 VERTICAL FEET of purpose-built downhill
Rafting and hiking, the North Star Andrew Travers, trails deliver all your favorite aspects of a winter ski
golfing and fishing Preserve. Put arts & entertainment
editor experience, without the snow.
with a touch of in near the
biking. The longer Wildwood School
RENTALS & LESSONS
days make for a
pace you can set
and get out at 20 I love - Bike rentals available from Four Mountain Sports -
the bridge on the Aspens obsession
yourself. And, of west end of the Snowmass Base Village
with Ros; sitting
course, the sunsets preserve. Pristine - Park Ready clinics offered daily from
on a patio, floating
and drinks on the landscape and 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
a river, toasting
patios start another lots of wildlife. an adventurous - Full and half-day private lessons offered daily
level of vacation.
David Laughren, day pink
David Krause, director of wine is always
editor business appropriate for PERFECT SUMMER PACKAGE + DOWNHILL
development
summertime INCLUDES: Half-day downhill bike rental from Four Mountain Sports
in Aspen.
14 Every day 17 Being outside
and 1-day Snowmass Bike Park ticket, up to 3 days of gondola and
chairlift rides (Snowmass and Aspen Mountain), on-mountain activities,
that passes is Amy Laha, Maroon Bells guided bus tour, plus a $10 lunch credit at Elk Camp or
outdoor dining, advertising
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closer to winter. hiking the ski
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ART
AMERICA AT
HEART: ITS THE CRITICS
PICKS
WEST, HONEY
at Ann Korologos
Gallery in Basalt
June 15-July 3
HANNAH
JEFF KOONS
at the Aspen
TINTI
by ANDREW TR AVERS
Ideas Festival, at Aspen Winter Words
June 25-July 1 June 18-23
JESSE FLEMING Local readers take pride in
AND EMMA GREY the growing number of great
INTERACTIVE books that have come out
EXHIBITION of Aspen Words residency pro-
at Bluebird gram in recent years. During
Art + Sound, Tintis residency in August
Snowmass Village 2014, she told locals in Woody
June 30-July 2 Creek about the burgeoning
second novel she was working
ON THE HORIZON
on, based, in part, on the
at Red Brick Center,
twelve labors of Hercules. The
July 6
novel, The 12 Lives of Sam-
DIANNE LIGHT uel Hawley, arrived to great
AND SALLY COLE acclaim this spring. Tinti is
EXHIBITION at the returning to tell us about it and
Art Base in Basalt teach at Summer Words.
July 14-Aug. 5
NATIONAL ARTIST BOOKS
AWARD HONOREE
MEMOIRIST DANI
WANGECHI MUTU
SHAPIRO at Aspen
at Anderson
Summer Words, June 18-23
Ranch Arts Center,
July 20 NOVELIST BEN
FOUNTAIN at Aspen
SISTERS ON TOP:
Summer Words, June 18-23
ISLAM, IMMIGRATION
AND INGENUITY NOVELIST JESS WALTER
WITH DIANA AL-HADID at Aspen Summer
AND HUMA BHABHA
at Anderson Ranch,
WADE GUYTON, Words, June 18-23

Aug. 3 PETER FISCHLI AND HIDDEN FIGURES


AUTHOR MARGOT LEE
PHOTOGRAPHER JOHN DAVID WEISS SHETTERLY at Aspen
HOUCKS TENTH Words Summer Benefit,
MOUNTAIN at Boesky
Aspen Art Museum Hotel Jerome, June 21
June 22 - Nov. 26
West, July 29-Sept. 3
The biggest show yet in the three years of the Aspen GARRISON KEILLOR'S
ASPEN PLEINAIR Art Museums downtown home, works by these three
LOVE AND COMEDY
FESTIVAL, Aspen, artists will fill every gallery in the museum along with VARIETY SHOW at the
Aug. 6-13 Benedict Music Tent, Aug. 14
outdoor spaces and some new territory. Guytons
PAUL MANES EXHIBITION work will complement pieces from the vaunted three- THE TEA GIRL OF
COURTESY PHOTOS

at R2 Gallery, Carbondale, decade-long collaboration between Fischli and the HUMMINGBIRD LANE
Aug. 10-Sept. 1 late Weiss on broken plates runs from 1978 through AUTHOR LISA SEE at
1985, when Schnabel first rose to prominence. Explore Booksellers, Aug. 16

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INON
BARNATAN CLASSICAL
performing a world
premiere piano
concerto by Alan
MUSIC
Fletcher, with the ASPEN FESTIVAL VIOLINIST DANIEL
Aspen Festival ORCHESTRA HOPE at Harris
Orchestra at the PERFORMING Concert Hall, July 22
MAHLERS SYMPHONY
Benedict Music Tent NO. 1 at the Benedict
GUITARIST SHARON
July 30 ISBIN at Harris
Music Tent, July 2
Concert Hall, Aug. 5
The fearless Israeli PIANIST ROBERT
ASPEN PERCUSSION
concert pianist LEVIN WITH THE
ENSEMBLE at Harris
will perform a new ASPEN CHAMBER
Concert Hall, Aug. 7
composition by SYMPHONY at
Aspen Music Festival the Benedict Music BASSIST EDGAR
and School president tent, July 7 MEYER at Harris
Concert Hall, Aug. 17
and CEO Alan PIANIST CONRAD
Fletcher, who penned TAO at Harris Concert BERILOZS THE
the experimental Hall, July 8 DAMNATION OF
piece for Barnatan. FAUST PERFORMED
VERDIS LA
The concertos world BY THE ASPEN
TRAVIATA at the
FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
premiere shares a Wheeler Opera
WITH THE COLORADO
hotly anticipated House, July 15-18
SYMPHONY
Aspen Festival ORCHESTRA CHORUS
Orchestra program at the Benedict Music
with legendary Tent, Aug. 20
soprano Renee
Fleming, who will
perform Bjork songs
among other pieces.

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GO & DO

POP MUSIC
DARYL HALL AND JOHN OATES
at the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience, Snowmass Town Park
Sept. 1
It only took 20 years to get that gig! quipped the Rock and Roll Hall of
Famer and longtime Woody Creeker John Oates this spring after Jazz
Aspen announced his big Labor Day show with Daryl Hall. Believe it or not,
itll be the first time Hall and Oates has played a public show together in
Aspen. Oates has played countless solo shows here and joined Labor Day
COURTESY PHOTO

headliners onstage, but never with Hall. Thisll be one for the ages in Aspen.

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around town
DEPARTMENT

FIVE FREE
THINGS
How to enjoy summer in
Aspen on the cheap

by JEANNE MCGOVERN

ASPEN IS NOTORIOUS for its ultra-luxe, ultra-expensive lifestyle.


And indeed, that exists. But take it from us full-time, hard-
working locals, there is a way to enjoy all that our resort town has
to offer on a dime or even for free.
The best known of the free offerings aside from the great
outdoors is probably the music: Thursday night concerts in
Snowmass; Bluegrass Sundays atop Aspen Mountain; the lawn
outside the Benedict Music Tent, to name a few. But there are
plenty of other free or nearly free activities to enjoy.
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PHYSICS
CENTER
BBQs
The Aspen Center for Physics isnt just for
scientists. In fact, the centers "Physics is
for Kids" Family BBQs are always packed
with plenty of fun for the whole family. The
Wednesday night family BBQs feature a
free outdoor picnic for families complete
with liquid nitrogen ice cream, hands-on
science demonstrations, experiments and
games, with brief lectures by visiting scientists
tailored to families and school-age children.
When: Wednesdays,
June 7 to July 26, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Aspen Center for Physics
campus, 700 E. Gillespie Ave.
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ASPEN
SATURDAY
MARKET
It might cost you to shop at the Market, but
strolling the streets is free and an excellent
way to begin your summer Saturday.
The 19-year-old market features nearly 100
local vendors selling products from farm-fresh
vegetables and locally sourced meats to handcrafted
clothes and one-of-a-kind art pieces that are
all made, grown or produced in Colorado.
When: Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. every
Saturday through early October (hours shift
from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. after Labor Day)
Where: Downtown Aspen (the market makes Powered by
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YOGA IN THE WILD


There are plenty of studios to get your yoga fix while visiting
Aspen. But for a true Rocky Mountain experience, we suggest
getting outside. While not free, the classes offered by Aspen
Center for Environmental Studies and Aspen Skiing Co. are well
worth the small price.

ASPEN SKIING CO: ASPEN CENTER FOR


Open-air Hatha yoga at ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES:
the top of Aspen Mountain. Outdoor yoga along
the edge of Hallam Lake.
When: Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays, When: Tuesdays, June
June 19 to Aug. 25, 10:30 a.m. 20 to Aug. 15 (no class
July 4), 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.
Where: Top of Silver
Queen Gondola Where: ACES Hallam
Lake, 100 Puppy Smith St.
Cost: $5, paid to instructor
(note: must have foot Cost: $10, suggested
passenger ticket to donation
ride the gondola)
Info: www.aspennature.org/
Info: www.aspensnowmass. learn/programs/wild-yoga-17
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WALEAD BESHTY | HUMA BHABHA |
AMY CAPPELLAZZO |
JAN & RONNIE GREENBERG |
LEILA HELLER | WANGECHI MUTU |
WILLIAM J. OBRIEN | SARAH THORNTON
TUESDAY CRUISE DAY
You wont find this in the official tour guide to Aspen, but
its free, fun and a uniquely local community event. Join
some 100-plus bikers as they cruise through town, with ENRIQUE MARTNEZ CELAYA | ANOKA FARUQEE |
the ultimate destination being a cold one at Aspens GLENN HARCOURT | TOM HEALY |
only local brewery.
ELEANOR HEARTNEY | PAMELA JOSEPH |
When: Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. HELEN MOLESWORTH |
Where: The rides begin and end Aspen
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Brewing Co., 304 E. Hopkins Ave.
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com/events/tuesdaycruiseday/

ASPEN ART MUSEUM Every trail in


Pitkin County.
For a small mountain town, Aspen boasts a top-notch
art museum. And admission is totally free, as are drop-in
spotlight tours (led by a museum staffer every Saturday

One interactive
and Wednesday at 1 p.m.), exhibition Opening Receptions,
regular Artist Talks, Movies at the Museum and more.
Where: Aspen Art Museum, 637 E. Hyman Ave.
When: Open Tuesdays to Sundays,
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. map.
Info: www.aspenartmuseum.org
www.pitkinoutside.com

Its also a free mobile app


From Pitkin County Open Space and Trails

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ASPEN
DOG
STYLE

It's possible your dog may learn


to love Aspen more than you do
by SAMANTHA JOHNSTON

WHETHER BY 5280 Magazine or Travel + Leisure, Aspen tends to get lots pets, although they might not all serve All dogs are
welcome in
of props for being a magical mountain town known as much for its luxury grass-fed, gluten-free pet treats. Once Aspen, from fancy
resort ambience as it is for its iconic outdoor landmarks. But theres really youve found your landing spot, then fluffy pooches
one thing that a mountain town truly makes a vibrant canine culture. the real fun begins. to scrappy little
spunky critters
Although locals will complain that finding housing with a pooch is a near Aspen Mountain commonly re- and all those in
impossibility, vacationing is a whole different story. ferred to as Ajax wakes up begging between.
your dog to get outside and play. In
general, dogs can remain off-leash
WELCOME, ALL DOGS. man can buy in town), theyll serve up and under voice command on most
ground beef, grilled chicken or grilled national forest land, but Aspen Ski-
The Little Nell, Aspens only five-star salmon and all entres include carrots, ing Co. suggests keeping dogs on
resort, welcomes pets with a Jet Lag brown rice and scrambled eggs. The leash on the mountain as often as
Kit and special pet dining menu. For truth is, youll be hard pressed to find possible to avoid encounters with
$18 (less than almost any meal a hu- a hotel in Aspen that doesnt cater to kids, wildlife and vehicles.

70 SUMMER IN ASPEN // 2017


TOP 5 TIPS CUSTOM ADVENTURE TRAVEL
TO MAKE
YOUR DOG'S
EXPERIENCE
IN ASPEN
MEMORABLE
Daily
1. HAVE A LEASH. Dont be that
Mountain Bike
visitor who thinks the rules arent Trips
for you. Lets face it, nobody wants
to hear you scream Lucy 45 times
during lunch because your dog
keeps wandering off to check out
whats happening across the street.
2. CARRY DOG BAGS. Theres no
excuse not to. There are bag stations
located within a two-block radius
S N O W // S U R F // B I K E
of anywhere youll be in the Aspen
core. Dogs do business. Everyone
knows that, but dont be that girl www.nomadinc.com
who leaves a steamer behind for
the kid running through the park.
3. DINE AL FRESCO AND LET YOUR
DOG LOUNGE IN THE MOUNTAIN AIR.
While you might get away with bringing
your dog into a restaurant if it fits in a
purse, dont be the person who thinks
your dog is human, even if we know
they are. Not everybody loves dogs
(hard to believe and totally sacrilegious,
I know), so lets not ruin it for everyone.
4. TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR
POOCH AT ALTITUDE. While the
mountains sound cool, it can get
very hot at elevation. Your dog needs
fresh air, lots of water and plenty of
shade. Asphalt and sidewalks heat
up fast around here (were basically
on the face of the sun) and its hot
on those dog paws. A good rule of
thumb: If youre getting thirsty, your
dog is probably way past thirsty.
5. DONT LEAVE YOUR DOG LOCKED
IN YOUR HOTEL ROOM where he can
bother everyone else all day or even
worse in a car thats bound to get hot
COURTESY PHOTOS

inside. Aspen Animal Shelter offers


boarding and there are a number of
dog walking services that will help you
keep your pup happy and healthy.

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Dog owners should be aware of dirt bikes,


ATVs, service trucks and other vehicles accessing
the mountain during the summer months, said Jeff
SILVER QUEEN LEASH LAWS BACKCOUNTRY
Hanle, Director of Public Relations. At the Sundeck
GONDOLA ROADS
Pitkin County has a leash

DOG FRIENDLY ASPEN


on top of the mountain, family and kid-friendly The gondola is dog law. Dogs on public
These roads include
activities create quite a scene, which can be over- friendly and there is no property must be on a
(but are not limited
whelming for dogs off the leash. charge for your furry leash no longer than 10
to): Express Creek
Keeping your dog leashed is a good rule of thumb companion (passes feet. However, there are
Road, Pearl Pass Road,
in general, according to Pryce Hadley, who is the lead are required for human dozens of designated
Montezuma Basin
ranger for Pitkin County Open Space and Trails. riders). Best locals tip: off-leash areas where
Road, Cooper Creek
Were very lucky to have a healthy elk herd. During If you hike to the top dogs can be dogs
Road, Richmond Hill
the spring and early summer months when cow elk are of Aspen Mountain, and reign supreme.
Road, Little Annie Road,
calving, they tend to be closer to trails while there is still downloading on the
Midnight Mine Road,
snow cover in the high country, he said. While most gondola is always free,
Upper Hurricane Road,
dogs arent capable of catching or physically injuring an so its a low-cost way
elk or other large animal, the stress of being chased or
LOCAL PARKS/ Lincoln Creek Road
for you and Fido to
scared can negatively impact birthing and the success of
OPEN SPACE (upper section), Canal
exercise on the cheap.
Service Road, Hunter
the calves. Just because your animal cant catch wildlife
Rio Grande Park, Wagner Creek Toll Road, Burnt
doesnt mean it cant hurt it.
Park, Marolt Open Space Hole Road, Repeater
Rangers also often respond to dog versus dog en-
counters as a result of unleashed dogs in open space
DOG EVENTS and Smuggler Mountain Road, Four Corners Road,
all allow good dogs Larkspur Mountain Road,
areas. Just because your animal is well-behaved off Third Annual Dog Day
off leash. Note: dog Yeckel Road, Kobey
leash doesnt mean that it cant get into trouble by run- Afternoon sponsored by
guardians must have a Park Road, Little Woody
ning up to a leashed dog, Hadley said. Dogs should the Aspen Animal Shelter
leashes and poop bags Road, Red Rim Road,
be under voice control at all times. Off-leash dogs also is July 17th. Free to the
in their possession. upper Capitol Creek
tend to contribute to left-behind waste that can pol- public and includes a dog
Also, dog walkers on Road, the roads in Coal
lute the pristine Roaring Fork watershed. wash and lots of activities
Smuggler are limited to Basin, upper Thompson
We live and play in a watershed, so unmanaged for the whole family.
two dogs per walker. Creek Road, upper North
dog waste literally washes into the headwaters of the
Thompson Creek Road,
Roaring Fork River, which is an incredibly pristine and
Marion Gulch Road,
valuable recreation area and water source, Hadley said.
AREA TRAILS Burnt Mountain Loop.
Once you and your pooch have exercised for the NATIONAL
day, dining al fresco is a mountain must, but there is Hunter Creek Trail (north FOREST
some basic dog etiquette that will help make the ex- and south, between
perience first-class for everyone, starting with mak- national forest boundary Dogs can be off leash ABSOLUTE
ing sure your dog is happy and comfortable so shes and wilderness boundary in the national forest NO GO:
not inclined to bother others. Bring a water bowl only, NOT between outside of wilderness NORTH STAR
wherever you go and youll find that most servers are Aspen and national forest area boundaries. Pay NATURE
happy to keep it full for you. The collapsible rubber boundary). Sunnyside attention, though, as PRESERVE
bowls can be found at both pet shops in town and and Shadyside trails, there are exceptions
they tuck easily into a purse or backpack. Its unlikely Upper and Lower Plunge, such as Maroon Lake The Northstar Nature
youll walk more than a block or two without seeing Hobbit Trail, Secret at the Maroon Bells Preserve is a 175-acre
community dog bowls outside of shops and restau- Single Track, Hunter where dogs must be on tract of open space
rants, but mountain altitudes are as hard on animals Creek Overlook, Bald a leash because of the east of Aspen. Dogs are
as they are humans. A miserable dog is, well, a mis- Knob and Van Horn wildlife in the area. prohibited on any land
erable dog and that usually translates to a less-than- Park west of wilderness or water in the nature
stellar experience for the diners nearby. boundary. Congo Trail. preserve. Dogs are
ASPEN TIMES FILE PHOTOS

If all else fails, Aspen is home to several dog walk- Stirling Cooper Trail. allowed on leash only
ing and sitting services. The Aspen Animal Shelter
ROARING FORK on the East of Aspen
offers boarding, dog day care and grooming services
TRANSPORTATION
For more information: trail, but may not play
and is well-connected to Aspen businesses that can
AUTHORITY (RFTA)
www.pitkinoutside.com in the water or off the
help you take great care of your dog when you get Only service animals and trail. This regulation
in a pinch. dogs that can fit into and is strictly enforced.
remain in a pet carrier are
allowed on RFTA busses.
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Bears can smell
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SAVE A INSET
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are likely to try
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LIFE THIS
SUMMER 1
NEVER
FEED A BEAR
Residents and visitors Bears might be adorable,

2
even when they reach
must act responsibly to as high as 275 pounds,
but feeding them is a
protect local bears death sentence.
Their natural diet BE RESPONSIBLE
consists of grasses, berries, WITH YOUR TRASH
by LAUREN GLENDENNING fruits, nuts and plants, as Aspen has laws for how and

3
well as insects and scav- when trash can be placed
brought to you by the enged carcasses. It should outside for pickup. The citys
ASPEN POLICE DEPARTMENT never consist of last nights trash ordinance requires
pizza or anything else in the wildlife-resistant containers
trash or dumpster. to be used for curbside CLOSE YOUR
IN ASPEN, ITS NOT HUMANS who need to worry The more you teach pickup, but those containers WINDOWS
about bears, its the other way around. Too often when them that there are food can only be placed outside AND LOCK
bears and humans come into conflict, the bears lose. sources here, the more on trash day. Trash must YOUR DOORS
But with a little consideration on the part of the hu- they believe it and will be kept indoors until 6 a.m. In the summertime,
mans, nobody has to lose. keep coming back, said on the day of pickup. The everyone loves the cool
With Aspens elevation at just below 8,000 feet, Assistant Aspen Police Chief only time trash is allowed night air and loves to
bears are local residents too. But as cute as they may be, Bill Linn. We really want to to be left outdoors is if its in leave the windows open,
its important to respect their wildness. discourage that behavior. a wildlife-proof container, Linn said. But if its a
If you were at the zoo, would you hop the fence to get Its not safe for the bears meaning its a fully en- ground floor window,
TOP: GETTY IMAGES // INSET: ASPEN POLICE DEPARTMENT COURTESY PHOTO

closer to the bear? said Aspen Community Response especially, but its not good closed metal container with dont even think about it.
Officer Charlie Martin. You gotta give them space. for the people, either. a metal, latching lid. They will come and
Though officers work to discourage it, its far too Even in years when These rules have helped break into your house and
common to see dozens of people in Aspen gathered natural food sources are make Aspen safer for bears go right to your freezer to
around a tree, snapping photos of a bear that has plentiful, bears find their since the city passed its eat your Haagen Dazs,
climbed to the top. way into town. Once they bear ordinance in 1999. Linn said. Nobody wants
Unfortunately, when bear/human interactions be- have an easy time getting The locals, overall, to wake up to that.
come risky, Colorado Parks & Wildlife officers have to into a trashcan or dumpster, have really shored up their Because a bears sense
make life and death decisions about the bears future. they dont forget and theyll trash cans, Martin said. of smell is 100 times
A recent CPW study found that bears are adapting to come back for more. Town is light-years better more sensitive than a
urban expansion, and that minimizing access to human Linn said the concept is than what it used to be. humans, an open window
food significantly reduces a bears willingness to forage pretty simple: Dont make With so many visitors can mean they can smell
in town. The fewer interactions bears have with hu- bears too comfortable in the in and out of Aspen, its food in a refrigerator,
mans, the more bears lives are saved. urban environment. fairly common for those not from outside the house,
Here are three ways you can contribute to saving a We think the kind of familiar with living in bear or even outside of a car.
bears life this summer: people who live in Aspen country to put their trash Make sure your
and who visit Aspen are the out the night before, only to windows are locked,

[ For more information, visit aspenbears.com [ kind of people who want


those bears to stay safe,
wake up to it scattered all
over the driveway or street
Martin said. Lock your
cars and do not leave
too, Linn said. the next morning. food in your car.

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THE ART
The Thrift Shop of Aspen,
located at 422 E. Hopkins
Ave., is open 10 a.m. to 3

OF ASPEN
p.m. Monday to Saturday.
The shop is closed Sundays.
Donations may be dropped

THRIFTING
off at the back of the store,
which can be accessed
via the alley, at any time.
For more call the
shop at 970-925-3121.
by ERICA ROBBIE

Susies Limited Aspen


A STROLL THROUGH ASPENS downtown core where high-end jewelers
location is at 600 E.
and retailers sit next to luxury hotels, restaurants and nightclubs may lead
Main St., building #8.
any visitor wondering if Merriam Webster defines the words affordable and
Aspen as antonyms in the dictionary. The stores summer hours
ANNA STONEHOUSE, THE ASPEN TIMES

But were here to let you in on a little local secret: You dont need to break are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
the bank in order to shop in Aspen. Monday to Saturday and
You may, however, need to get a little thrifty. Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Fortunately for you, the Thrift Shop of Aspen and Susies Limited
For more, call Susies at
Consignments are two of the most popular, longest-standing shops in town.
970-920-2376.
This summer marks 27 years in business at Susies, while the Thrift Shop
celebrates 68 years strong.
Together, thats nearly a century of servicing and outfitting the Aspen community.

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SUSIE'S accessories for men and women.


While all articles are
donated, the shop is very
While the Thrift Shop of picky about which items it
Aspen features a wide variety accepts, owner Susan
of goods, Susies Limited Harvey explained.
Consignments offers its own When evaluating donated
unique selection only in goods, Susies staff members
a different kind of way. look for spots, rips and tears,
We Aspenites have been Harvey said. Everything has to
known to utter the phrase, be in good condition.
Only in Aspen often in talk of We probably only take
those idiosyncrasies that make about 10 percent of what
up our little resort town. people bring in.
Susies consignment shop is The shops inventory ranges

ANNA STONEHOUSE, THE ASPEN TIMES


one of those Aspen institutions. from high-end pieces to iddle-
Because where else might range brands, with an average
one find a vintage Chanel suit price-point of $18 to $60.
or crocodile purse with the Harvey noted that while some
tags still dangling from the designer items may cost up to
label priced at about one- a few hundred dollars, she said,
third the original value? You can find almost anything in
Susies offers an eclectic here for less than $60.
assortment of gently-used Heres another local secret:
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Pedro Garcia Loeffler Randall Coclico Joie See By Chloe

explained. I always tell


THRIFT people, if we dont have it

SHOP OF today, well have it tomorrow


or the next day.
ASPEN Eventually, everything
comes in, because we have
thousands of things going in
The Thrift Shop of Aspens the back door all the time. MONDAYSATURDAY 107 PM & SUNDAYS 117 PM
reach extends well beyond The shops inventory 405 S Hunter St Aspen CO 81611
our little mountain town. includes everything from 970-429-4756 www.tilnsaspen.com
Thats because all of the sporting goods, costumes,
proceeds from the stores baby strollers, jewelry, hats
donated items benefit about and other accessories to
150 nonprofits throughout books, bedding, bathing
the Roaring Fork Valley, suits and all types of clothing
Thrift Shop co-president and for men, women, children
volunteer Ellen Walbert said. and babies.
The beneficiaries include If we have room for it and
local schools, art, music and its clean, you can find it here,
theater organizations, senior Walbert said.
centers, Aspen Center for The majority of items in the
Environmental Studies, Aspen store are way under $10,
Valley Ski & Snowboard Club, according to Walbert.
Aspen Public Radio and the Mens and womens shorts,
Buddy Program. for example, typically cost
In 2016, the nonprofit Thrift $4, while blue jeans unless
Shop of Aspen donated tagged with a designer label
$615,000 to organizations are about $6.
throughout the valley. Of Childrens clothes are
this, $75,000 funded college priced much lower, Walbert
scholarships for students in said, adding, You can get a
the Aspen, Basalt and Roaring kids piece of clothing for as LU X U RY H O M E O B J E CTS
Fork school districts. little as a quarter. + G I F T S by A R T I S A N S
Isnt that amazing? Walbert Feel like eloping while from around the globe
said. We cry all the time. youre here? The Thrift Shop

with free wifi


Philanthropic efforts aside, of Aspen sells wedding
the two-story shops vast dresses, too. Shared workspace
collection and unparalleled Its just mind-blowing what Weekly Creative Workshops
price-point are impressive. people give us, Walbert said.
Honestly, we are Aspens We just cover the gamut of
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DRINK
IT IN
What's cool to drink
on a hot summer's day

by JEANNE MCGOVERN

IF A HOT TODDY BY A ROARING FIRE is a hallmark of wintertime


imbibing, fruity cocktails served al fresco is a true sign of the
summer sipping season. And our local mixologists deliver by
creating craft cocktails to match the freshness of the warmer
months. But dont limit your cocktailing to Aspen (if you have a
designated driver or are traveling by bus, of course); Snowmass
Village and downvalley have plenty to offer for summertime
imbibing. Here are few of our favorites:

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little
dragon
FROM THE LITTLE NELL
1.5 oz Tequila
1 oz Grand Marnier
1 oz Grapefruit Juice
.5 oz Lime Juice
.25 oz Aperol
Dash of Tajin
Add all ingredients, shake and strain over
fresh ice on a double rocks glass with Tajin rum.

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el mero,
mero
FROM
VENGA VENGA,
SNOWMASS
Sombra mescal blanco
Spicy cucumber
Citrus
Serrano chili
Richard Sandoval
chipotle citrus salt
Shake ingredients over ice;
strain. Garnish with Richard
Sandoval chipotle citrus salt
and cucumber slice.

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sangria WHITE SANGRIA ROS SANGRIA RED SANGRIA

flight
white wine, kiwi, Ros, raspberry, red wine, green apple,
strawberry, lime, strawberry, peach, orange, lemon, fresh
agave, Bacardi rum fresh lemon and lime and orange juice,
FROM THE orange juice, brandy, orange liqueur,
LIMELIGHT LOUNGE and No. 1 tequila. Belvedere vodka

the cure
FOR ANYTHING, ANYTIME

FROM MARBLE
DISTILLING CO.
2 oz Cinnamon
Honey-Infused
Marble Vodka
1.5 oz Gingercello
Shake over ice; Squeeze
of Fresh Lemon; Top with
Cranberry (approx. 1 oz);
Garnish with Lemon
FOOD&DRINK

THE LIMELIGHT

PATIO
The comfy, casual
outdoor spaces both
by JEANNE MCGOVERN
by the lounge and by
the pool at this locals

PERFECT
favorite are perfect for
aprs-hike (or bike or
shopping), dinner or
HAUTE late-night smores over
HOTELS: the outdoor firepit. Plus,
The best places to soak A TASTE the Limelight boasts
in the sun in Aspen OF THE the longest happy
GOOD hour in town, making
LIFE it as affordable as it is
enjoyable. "With sangria
flights, ros and refreshing
ASPEN COMES ALIVE IN SUMMER FOR MYRIAD REASONS: ELEMENT 47 & beer, the Limelight patio
outstanding outdoor activities, amazing arts offerings and AJAX TAVERN is a great space to aprs
at the top of the list an unparalleled dining scene. Little Nells restaurant casually after a day on
Dining al fresco in Aspen is the quintessential summer patios offer primo the trails or in town,
experience, says Julia Theisen, vice president of sales and seating all summer, says Tucker Vest Burton,
marketing for the Aspen Chamber Resort Association. with the award- spokeswoman for the
Indeed, Aspen is home to dozens of restaurants and bars winning hotels chefs, Aspen Skiing Co., which
many with outdoor patios that are perfect for summertime sommeliers, and owns the popular hotel.
dining and imbibing. servers at your service. Bike and hiking gear is
Aspen offers an array of outdoor dining options from the base At element 47, dine always acceptable aprs
of Aspen Mountain to our pedestrian malls or sitting upstairs amid the gardens and attire at the Limelight.
with an elevated view, Theisen says. And there are enough Aspens only living wall
culinary options to please any palate and budget while enjoying as you enjoy breakfast,
our perfect summer climate and refreshing mountain air. lunch or dinner al THE ST. REGIS ASPEN
To help you navigate the outdoor dining scene, weve chosen fresco. At Ajax Tavern, Sipping a summertime
a few favorites. Enjoy! the sun-soaked patio specialty, such as the
is open for lunch and Espresso Martini, at the
dinner daily, known for Fountain Courtyard at
their French bistro fare this ultra-luxe property
The slopeside Ajax and flavorful cocktails.
Tavern is the perfect is worth the price for
place to soak in Aspens a few reasons, but the
mountain-town vibe.
best part? Our Fountain
THE HOTEL
Courtyard showcases
JEROME
Aspens natural wonders
A drink at the historic with unobstructed views
Hotel Jerome is of Shadow Mountain. It's
an Aspen must-do. the perfect backdrop for
And in summer, the a chilled glass of ros
experience is even or to experience our
more memorable with a Champagne Sabering
loungy atmosphere on ritual that celebrates
the garden terrace, as the transition from day
firepits and cushioned to night," says beverage
wicker couches manager Ericka Briscoe.
COURTESY PHOTO

and chairs create Even more enticing


conversational seating are the fire pits. On a
AJAX TAVERN areas for all to enjoy. chilly night they create a
magical, intimate mood
that is enhanced by
moonlight and music.

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ELIZABETH GILBERT

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APRES FISH TALES
ASPEN: For a land-locked town, Aspen
WHERE TO does sushi pretty darn well. And,
INDULDGE all three local sushi restaurants
AFTER Kenichi, Maru and Matsuhisa
THE DAYS offer outdoor dining in
ADVENTURE summer. Theres nothing more
relaxing after a long day spent
exploring than sharing a sushi
ART MUSEUM
roll and cold sake with friends.
MARU The rooftop SO Caf is unique
among Aspens patios. The
views of Ajax are impressive, THE MALL
the prices are reasonable,
Anchored by Grey Lady and
the vibe is laid-back and
Justice Snows on one end and
its all situated atop the
Escobar on the other, Hyman
museum. Check out an exhibit
Avenue is transformed into one
or two (for free) and then
giant outdoor patio in summer.
discuss what you saw over
Bar hop with stops at Hops
a glass of wine. Classy.
Culture and Zocalito between the
end points for a picture perfect
Sunday Funday, Aspen-style.
HOPS

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A WORLD AWAY
vignettes, happening outdoor
bar and heat lamps set the
Oftentimes, the best-kept secrets
scene for what will likely be
are places off the beaten path.
a truly Aspen experience.
Aspen is no exception. Our
No. 1 pick in this category: Pine
Creek Cookhouse. Situated
JIMMYS BODEGA
about 10 miles up Castle Creek
Jimmy Yeager, proprietor of this Road just past the ghost town of
popular downtown spot (and Ashcroft, this stunning log-cabin
its sister restaurant Jimmys), restaurant has an amazing
sums up his philosophy on deck with expansive views of
summertime dining and the surrounding Elk Mountain
drinking like this: Summer Range and Castle Creek Valley.
is fun. I want our patio to be At lunch, savor the breathtaking
the same when you look views while enjoying a shared
across the tables you should butcher and cheese plate
see a sea of bright colors and accompanied by a crisp glass of
smiling faces. Enough said. white wine from their extensive
list. Or, for a truly different (read:
funky) experience: Woody
RESTAURANT ROW Creek Tavern. Located past the
bump, dip and rumble strip
Hopkins Avenue between Mill
in Woody Creek, the outdoor
and Monarch is rightly dubbed
patio of this iconic Roaring Fork
Restaurant Row. Seriously,
Valley eatery is renowned for
about a dozen locally owned
its margaritas, Mexican fare
establishments serve up their
and colorful characters.
specialties in just this one block.
Most have outdoor seating,
and all are worth a visit. 355 Gold Rivers Court in Riverside Plaza Basalt, CO 81621
970-927-1588 www.loveyoumore.shop

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PICNIC
TIME
Tis the season to
enjoy packable, portable
meals al fresco
by AMANDA R AE

Aspen which boasts


35 parks and more
than 1,000 acres of
open space and
the surrounding Fully catered carriers take the guesswork out
BASKET CASES

backcountry make the


perfect backdrop for of picnic planning. Meat & Cheese Restaurant
summer picnics. and Farm Shop (meatandcheeseaspen.com)
assembles grab-and-go meals of ciabatta
sandwiches (turkey-Brie; ham-Gruyre; roast
beef-cheddar), seasonal fruit, and chocolate-
covered almonds or packaged plates with
two cheeses, two meats, crackers, jam,
mustard, and pickles. Or fill up a new Aspen
bag, made of recycled paper yet washable,
with house-cured meats, marinated olives,
condiments, and snacks (chic cutting boards
and cheese knives up the ante.)
SUMMER IN ASPEN MAY BE SHORT, but outdoor fanatics know
LEFT: PHOTO BY TYLER STABLEFORD // RIGHT: PHOTO BY MAT WHITTIER

Aspen Kitchen (aspenkitchen.com) offers an


its almost too good to be true: Nestled among mountains at elegant spread in a picnic basket or backpack
the confluence of four major waterways, our town is home to an with freshly baked bread, artisanal charcuterie,
astounding 35 parks and more than 1,000 acres of open space. cheese, salad, and dessert with wine and a logo
North Star Nature Preserve to the east nurtures dozens of species, blanket to keep.
including a rare, high-altitude blue heron colony. Manicured lawns Guests of the Limelight Hotel Aspen
on the Aspen Institute campus in the West End offer prime spots (limelighthotels.com/aspen) have two options.
to soak in sounds by the Aspen Music Festival and School (AMFS) The Day Trip features a selection of sandwiches
or just feel peace. And the Maroon Bells heralded as some of plus cookies, trail mix, and bottled water.
the most photographed peaks in the country are accessible via Afternoon Indulgence is a spread that hews
20-minute shuttle into the White River National Forest. Thats not savory (artisanal bread, meats, cheeses, olives,
even counting Snowmass, comprising 75-plus miles of hiking and pork belly rillettes or pimento cheese, dried
biking trails and longtime host of a free summer concert series. fruit) or sweet (pastries, fruit, chocolate fondue).
With so much to explore, why not make a meal out of it? Wine may be available for purchase as well.
Whether youre embarking on a day hike, heading to enjoy music The Little Nell (thelittlenell.com) and the St.
en plein air, or seeking a quiet bench on which to slam a sandwich, Regis Aspen Resort (stregisaspen.com) compose
weve got you covered for picnic provisions blanket not included. customizable picnic meals for order, too.

86 SUMMER IN ASPEN // 2017


BEER, WINE, LIQUOR
LOWER PRICES
Fill up a new Aspen bag, made
of recycled paper yet washable,
BETTER SELECTION
with house-cured meats, DELIVERY AVAILABLE
marinated olives, condiments,
and snacks (chic cutting boards

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Humble sandwich shops and delis


SANDWICH DAYS

fuel active Aspenites. Find healthful


grab-and-go options at Peachs Corner
Caf (peachscornercafe.com), where
the cooler stocks sandwiches, wraps,
salads, and fresh-pressed juices; Jus
Caf ( jusaspen.com), which slings
wraps, smoothies, nut milk, and energy SPECIALTY FOOD SHOP
bites; Spring Caf (springcafe.org) OF SNOWMASS
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Grateful Deli on Main Street stacks
Deadhead-inspired sammies on sub
rolls and focaccia baked from scratch
daily. The budget-conscious favor The
Big Wrap on Durant Avenue, where TSHIRT & GIFT
namesake creations are craveable,
compact, and practically carry their own Classic Aspen /
trademark (such as the Pesto Wrapture). Snowmass Resortwear
Hit Jour de Fte ( jourdefeteaspen. Now Carrying Under Armour
com) for European-style sandwiches,
salads, and hot specials for takeaway, FINE THREADS REAL COMFORT TRUE NECESSITY
and dont overlook The Butchers
Across from the Daly Bottle Shop, Fuel, & Lot 6
Block (butchersblockaspen.com), an
old-school deli and market in operation
since 1972.
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into the Aspen Business Center


(ABC) for stuffed baguettes, salads,
and incomparable croissants at
Franck Thirion French Pastry
(111, Suite G) or deli sandwiches,
produce, snacks, and supplies at
Roxys Market (roxysmarket.com).
The much-adored catering menu
at Mawas Kitchen (mawaskitchen.
com) turns out market-fresh
sandwiches, salads, and platters of
cheese, charcuterie, crudit, dips,
and more for groups of any size.
Also: Home Team BBQ
(hometeambbq.com) at the base
of Buttermilk Mountain caters
PHOTO BY JEREMY SWANSON

summer picnics for parties of


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(ribs, brisket, pulled pork, wings),
sides, and sauces galore.

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With 11 free concerts on
Fanny Hill in Snowmass
this summer, its the
place to picnic. Several
local restaurants can
get you set up in style.
Eleven free concerts hit Fanny Hill

SNOWMASS SHOWCASE
this summer, and youll want to
pack a blanket to lounge properly.
Call The Artisan at Stonebridge
to pickup a hearty gourmet picnic
dinner to-go that serves up to four
people: a 24-hour-herb-marinated,
whole rotisserie Colorado chicken
plus three quarts of freshly prepared
sides (green apple slaw; truffle mac
and cheese; garlic whipped potatoes),
cutlery includeda steal at $35.
Guests of the Viceroy Snowmass
may choose a Picnic Backpack
filled with a gourmet lunch by Eight
K chefs: cheese and charcuterie; a
Waldorf chicken salad wrap with
sides; or the Mediterranean Lunch with
hummus, pita bread, olives, Greek
salad, grilled veggies, and dessert.
Or stay super-simple and grab
a pie at Slice Red Barn Pizzeria to
take slope-side. Beer and wine are
available for purchase inside the gates.
ASPEN
A L L A R O U N D
EASY

TOP OF ASPEN MOUNTAIN


If dragging your children a mile and a half
uphill doesnt sound like the challenge you
want to open your vacation with, the childrens

IF YOUVE EVER VISITED area at the top of Aspen Mountain offers an


obstacle course, lawn games and various other

ASPEN FOR A SKI TRIP THERE activities that might have your kids sleeping
on the gondola ride down. Speaking of tired

IS ONE FEELING YOUVE out, drooling, sleeping children, perhaps your


boyfriend is sleeping off a case of early onset

PROBABLY EXPERIENCED. vacation drinking, leaving your morning free.


Well the Sundeck offers yoga at 10:30 a.m.
every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Grab $5
for the session, a gondola pass and tell sleeping
beauty to meet you for lunch and recovery
Invariably at some point you have found yourself drinks in the restaurant area afterward.
cursing whoever talked you into skiing a trail
you did not want to go on. Whether you are
sliding down a steep run feet first, unstrapping
to traverse a catwalk or are tired of playing red
light-green light with some beginners on the
bunny slopes, it is maddening to expect some
fun then realize you are only halfway down
Longshot with burning calves and fields of
endless moguls in front of you with no option but
to push forward.
The same thing can happen during
summertime in Aspen. Only instead of having to
head downhill on a pair of skis or a snowboard,
you might be peddling uphill wondering when
the climb will end or kicking rocks in the middle
of a two-hour hike craving bigger thrills.
"The area surrounding Aspen is iconic, said
Kate Jerman, public affairs officer for the White
River National Forest. It's truly a wonderful place EASY Like the easiest runs on Aspen Mountain,
to embrace nature and wildlife." Smuggler will have you out of breath
While the Silver Queen Gondola still spins in
the summer ($24 for a day ticket at the window), SMUGGLER and pining for a frosty beverage if youre
expecting the bunny hill. Located off Park
staying on Aspen Mountain would be like only Drive and Smuggler Mine Road, the
lapping Ajax Express. Sure its a good time, but Smuggler trailhead is a 15-minute walk from
maybe you want to wriggle through trees on the downtown Aspen or a quick walk from the
Back of Bell, ski steep pillowy moguls on Silver Centennial bus stop on the Hunter Creek
Queen or cruise Ruthies. bus line.
However, theres not a reassuring summer At face value the hourlong, 3-mile hike
trail map that rates the activities from green doesnt sound like much, but the there-and-
to double-black diamond. You could read the back jaunt is all uphill switchbacks to the
other guides but they dont have a gimmick so
lookout point. Once there, youre treated to
entertain me. Anyway enjoy the list, and all of
a view of the city of Aspen as well as Aspen
these items are within walking distance from
Mountain, a perfect chance to snap a selfie
Aspens core.
or ask one of the many passersby to take an
Instagram-worthy photo before strolling
back down to the trailhead. The trail is a
gravel road that doesnt require heavy duty
hiking boots and is ideal for mountain
biking if thats your thing.
M O D ER AT E

DISC GOLF
Disc golf is available at the top of
Aspen Mountain if youre looking to
count strokes but cant afford Aspens local
golf courses. The holes get progressively
more difficult from start to finish.
The first 12 holes are reasonably chill,
says Kyle Sawtelle, a local who played
professionally before moving out West.
Hole 11 is the signature hole. You follow
the whole ridge (over to Buckhorn) where
you can see (Aspen) Highlands.
However, he says avoid the right side of
No. 11 because youll be scrambling down
M O D ER AT E Another 15-minute walk from the core of Aspen loose rocks looking for discs on Summit,
is the Hunter Creek loop. The two-hour hike that a black-diamond ski run in the winter.
HUNTER CREEK LOOP finishes at the Smuggler trailhead isnt as steep as
Smuggler but is longer at 4.23 miles. The initial
The last six holes are the most
challenging with difficult elevation
climb along the creek has some sizable rocks and changes. While throwing a driver may be
proper hiking shoes are recommended. People do bike the trail but tempting from some elevated tee boxes,
often start at the Smuggler trailhead because carrying your bike down its not the best plan, Sawtelle says.
the sketchy rock parts is better than carrying it up the trail. Youre more On a hiking level, Sawtelle rates the course
than welcome to try to ride over the terrain, but there arent a lot of soft at a blue, as there are a couple steep parts,
rocks to cushion your fall. including a hole playing up Walshs. If you
After the initial climb, the unpaved trail calms down to a strollable want to loop the front nine and not risk losing
level. Youll want a map to make sure to catch the cutoff up the discs, its an easy option because nine finishes
backside of Smuggler because there are miles of trails in the area. Youll near the first tee box. You could even complete
recognize the Smuggler lookout point where your descent will pop you the stereotype and play on a Sunday before
out on the Hunter Creek bus line or a quick walk into town. enjoying the weekly Bluegrass at the Sundeck.

M O D E R AT E / H A R D Biking is a summertime favorite in Aspen. The


multitude of options can lead you down a fly-fishing
WOODY CREEK TAVERN RIDE esque hobby rabbit hole, but one ride is a favorite
among both casual bike riders and people whose
second skin is spandex. The Rio Grande trail ride
from just behind the post office to the Woody Creek Tavern is a great three-hour,
24-mile round trip if you choose to do so. The Tavern, a regular hangout of the late
writer Hunter S. Thompson, is wallpapered with photos of locals as well as the gonzo
journalist. Its a nice destination for lunch and well-earned adult beverages.
The double-track path is suitable for all types of bikes. Youll want a bike with gears
because a beach cruiser is going to be a struggle peddling back to town. The trail runs
along an old railroad line so the grade never gets too intense, but it is a steady climb
on the way back, which is why its rated a black. It can be downgraded to a blue if you
opt to shuttle it back to town, and who could blame you after a couple of margaritas
and a plate of Mexican food?

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A L L A R O U N D
OTHER THINGS
IN ASPEN RANKED
ACCORDING TO
SKI DIFFICULTY:

HARD Like the Woody Creek Tavern bike ride, this trail has two NIGHTCLUBS
options for difficulty. Except this time, the option is for an
Green: N/A. We go straight to the
increase in level to a double-black. The Ute Trail, located off
UTE TRAIL Ute Avenue in Aspen, goes to the Ute Rock overlook, and
if you so choose, all the way to the Sundeck. Its essentially
novice category in our bar scene.
Blue: Whiskey Rush: Take a
Smuggler on steroids, with single-track switchbacks and steep vertical ascents. crack on the dance floor or take
Its the trail that solicits the most expletives from locals. a load off on a saddle bar seat.
The trek to the overlook is just short of a mile and 700 feet of elevation. If
Black: Escobar: Whats Aspen
you want to continue, its another two miles and an additional 2,300 vertical
without a cocaine drug lord-
feet to the top. Once at the top, you can download without a gondola pass or
inspired night club featuring a
impress no one and walk back down. The footing can be spotty at points, so
stripper pole? (No, guys, there
bring your good hiking boots.
are no actual strippers.)
Double-black: Bootsy Bellows:
Go enjoy the music and flush out
all the toxins of the workweek
on their expansive dance floor.
HARD
SUMMER WEEKENDS
PARAGLIDING Green: Aspen Arts Festival is a
weekend showcase with a more
composed group of visitors.
While this is the least physically taxing Blue: Labor Day would be
activity of all the options If you higher if not for the traffic
can run 10 steps, you can paraglide, diversion in Snowmass for
Alex Palmaz of Aspen Paragliding the JAS Festival, but all bets
says it still takes a certain amount are off when the primed-up
of intestinal fortitude to glide down concertgoers arrive back in town.
Aspen Mountain. However, the
Black: Fourth of July is the
danger is more perception than
week everyone wants to use
reality, according to Palmaz.
their vacation house in Aspen.
Unlike backcountry skiing where
conditions can fall into a gray area, Double-black: Food & Wine
Palmaz says, paraglidings parameters Classic features droves of day-
are more defined and easier to identify. drinking adults at different levels
If the wind isnt right, he said, we of inebriation from One or two
hop in the truck and drive back down. aprs cocktails to sleeping at
All flights are tandem trips with the bus stop in ski clothes drunk.
an Aspen Paraglidings guide. As
previously mentioned, you drive to the
top, so a gondola pass isnt required. ASPEN CELEBRITIES
More information and reservations can
Green: Whichever half of Hall
be found at www.aspenparagliding.com.
and Oates lives in Aspen
Blue: Goldie Hawn
and Kurt Russell
Black: Johnny Depp (Unless
Who doesnt long for the cold embrace of body to hard surface?
Jack Nicholson decides
Park rats can get their summer fix of bodily harm at the skate park
to end his hiatus.)
at the Rio Grande Park off Mill Street. Like park areas on ski resorts,
your skill level should dictate what you try just because you can
ride your penny board across campus doesnt mean youre Rodney
Mullen out there at the skate park.

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Doors open at 8 p.m. BellyUp. $35
11 || ASPEN PHOTO
CHALLENGE AWARDS
15 || NORTH STAR BIRDING: HERONS
Learn about the great blue herons
2 || WHEELER SUNSET general admission, $68 reserved. 18-older. Awards party and showing for the that nest at the Jim Smith Open
SESSIONS: KEVIN HEINZ www.bellyupaspen.com second annual event local photography Space. Free event starts at North
Show starts at 8 p.m. in the newly competition. Free event starts at 5 Star Nature Center at 6:30 a.m.
designed Wheeler Bar Lobby. Price: free. 9-10 || RAGNAR TRAIL SNOWMASS RACE p.m. at Wheeler Opera House www.aspennature.org
www.wheeleroperahouse.com The Ragnar Trail is a gritty trifecta www.aspenchamber.org/
of scenic trail running loops. www. aspenphotochallenge 15 || GUSTER
3 || JURASSIC5 ragnartrail.com/locations/snowmass-co Doors open at 8 p.m. BellyUp.
Doors open at 8:30 p.m. BellyUp. $68 12 || ACES ANNUAL $45 general admission, $85
general admission, $98 reserved. 18-older. 9-12 || ASPEN FRINGE FESTIVAL MEMBERSHIP DINNER - reserved. 18-older.
www.bellyupaspen.com Festival is dedicated to using performing PICNIC ON THE PRESERVE www.bellyupaspen.com
art and artists to stimulate cultural Hallam Lake. 5:30 p.m. Tickets at
7 || WHEELER SUNSET SESSIONS: discussion and think and act globally. aspennature.org. $20 in advance, 16 18 || FOOD & WINE CLASSIC IN
STAND-UP OPEN MIC Shows start each night at 7:30 p.m. $25 at the door, kids 10-younger ASPEN www.foodandwine.com/classic
Show starts at 8 p.m. hosted by local Beth www.aspenfringefestival.org free. www.aspennature.org
Brandon, open to 12 amateur comics. 16 || FOOD & WINE CLASSIC
Price: free. www.wheeleroperahouse.com 10 || SNOWMASS CRAFT- 13 || HOLDEN/MAROLT HOEDOWN 5K CHARITY RUN
BEER RENDEZVOUS Live music from the Smuggler Mountain Run with celebrity chefs and wine
COURTESY PHOTO

7 || ASPEN FILMS JUNE Presented by the Colorado Brewers Boys, childrens activities, barbecue, experts through Aspen, and event
INDIE SHOWCASE: OBIT Guild will feature 30 Colorado beer, farm animals and ranching benefits Wholesome Wave. $30
Documentary on N.Y. Times obituary breweries on Snowmass mall starting demonstrations. Holden/Marolt Mining advance, $40 after June 14. Starts
writers starts at 7:30 p.m. at Isis Theater at 3 p.m. and concert at 5 p.m. on & Ranching Museum, 4-7 p.m. at 7 a.m. at Rio Grande Park.
www.aspenfilm.org Fanny Hill. www.snowmassbeer.com www.aspenhistory.org www.aspenchamber.org

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17 || CLASS ON THE PASS JUNE 22 JULY 1 || 1 || THOMAS JACK


diverse 20-mile loop.
The tour is open to all sports and special ASPEN IDEAS FESTIVAL Doors open at 9 p.m. BellyUp.
Base Village Lawn, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
interest cars manufactured before 1973, The nations premier, public gathering $55 general admission, $85
www.snowmassloopmtbfondo.com
or any exotic car, or any other vehicle place for leaders from around the globe reserved. 21-older.
accepted by the eligibility committee. and across many disciplines to engage www.bellyupaspen.com
24 || THEATRE ASPEN
www.independencepass.org/class.html in deep discussion of the issues that
PRESENTS: HAIRSPRAY
shape our lives and challenge our times. 1 || JAS CAFE ELLA@100:
Opening Night at Hurst Theatre
18 23 || ASPEN SUMMER www.aspeninstitute.com DIRECT FROM THE APOLLO
in Rio Grande Park. 8 p.m.
WORDS Recognized as one of Featuring Count Basie Orchestra,
www.theatreaspen.org
the countrys pre-eminent literary 23 25 || JAS ASPEN Patti Austin, Lizz Wright, Andra Day
festivals. www.aspenwords.org SNOWMASS JUNE EXPERIENCE and David Alan Grier. Benedict
27 || MIIKE SNOW
Michael Mcdonald, Jon Batiste & Stay Music Tent. $55-$375. 8:30 p.m.
Doors open at 8 p.m. BellyUp.
21 || CUT COPY Human, Earth Wind & Fire, Tower of www.jazzaspensnowmass.org
$68 general admission, $125
Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Power and Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton
reserved. 18-older.
BellyUp. $40 general admission, and others. For prices and locations, 1 9 || ASPEN ANTIQUES,
www.bellyupaspen.com
$80 reserved. 18-older. visit www.jazzaspensnowmass. JEWELRY AND FINE ARTS FAIR
www.bellyupaspen.com org/june-experience.html Aspen Ice Garden. 11 a.m. to 6
29-30 || JAS CAFE JAMISON ROSS
p.m. www.aspenartfairs.com
Little Nell, 7 and 9:15 p.m. $55.
22 || GARY CLARK JR. 24 || HISTORY HIKES:
www.jazzaspensnowmass.org
Doors open at 8 p.m. BellyUp. RIO GRANDE TRAIL 3 || ACES RAPTOR FAIR
$95 general admission, $195 Walk from Aspen to Stein Park on the Rio Hallam Lake. 3 to 5:30
reserved. 18-older.
www.bellyupaspen.com
Grande Trail is a popular summer route,
but the Historical Society will open your
JULY p.m. All ages. Free.
www.aspennature.org
eyes to some of its hidden treasures. $10. 1 || HISTORY HIKES:
22 || JAS CAFE www.aspenhistory.org ASPEN MOUNTAIN 3 & 4 || THIEVERY CORPORATION
HIROMI UEHARA Ascend the 3,200 feet and learn about Doors open at 8:30 p.m.
Aspen Art Museum, 7 and 9:15 p.m. 24 || SNOWMASS LOOP MOUNTAIN the once-rich silver deposits and the BellyUp. $98 general admission,
$55. www.jazzaspensnowmass.org BIKE FONDO Intermediate and tailings that remain in the Dumps. $10. $255 reserved. 18-older.
advanced riders will love this fast and ww.aspenhistory.org www.bellyupaspen.com

ONGOING July 20 | New Orleans Suspects,


6:30 p.m., Fanny Hill.
JUNE 7 TO JULY 27 || PHYSICS
IS FOR KIDS FAMILY BBQ
JUNE 18-AUGUST 27 ||
BLUEGRASS SUNDAYS
Free event is every Wednesday A favorite among locals,
July 27 | Freddy Jones Band,
JUNE 8 AUG. 17 || SNOWMASS night from at the Aspen Center for Sundays feature top bluegrass
6:30 p.m., Fanny Hill.
RODEO Celebrating its 44th season, the Physics (700 E. Gillespie Ave.) musicians from around Colorado
Snowmass Rodeo is the longest running August 4 | Ruaile Buaile, www.aspensciencecenter.org/ performing in this ideal Rocky
rodeo in Colorado. Every Wednesday 6:30 p.m., Fanny Hill. programs/physics-bbqs/ Mountain setting. The free open-air
night, BBQ begins at 5 p.m.; Rodeo begins concerts are held from noon to 3 p.m.
August 10 | Sundy Best,
at 7 p.m. www.snowmassrodeo.org JUNE 14 SEPTEMBER 27 || on Sundays just outside the Sundeck
6:30 p.m., Fanny Hill.
SMUGGLER MOUNTAIN JEEP TOUR (on top of Aspen Mountain).
JUNE 10 AUG 14 || SUMMER OF
August 17 | Otis Taylor Band, Free event is every Wednesday www.aspensnowmass.com
FREE MUSIC IN SNOWMASS
6:30 p.m., Fanny Hill. starting at 9 a.m. from Gondola Plaza.
June 10 | Hot Buttered Rum, Reservations are required, 6 people JULY 8-AUGUST 12 ||
JUNE 23-25, JULY 21-22,
5 p.m., Fanny Hill. maximum. www.aspenhistory.org SATURDAY CLASSICAL MUSIC
AUGUST 11 || ACES FARM TO
Event is every Saturday at
June 15 | See-I, 6:30 p.m., Fanny Hill. TABLE DINNER
JUNE 17-OCT. 7 || ASPEN 1 p.m. atop Aspen Mountain on
$109/$99 members.
June 22 | Brothers Keeper with John SATURDAY MARKET Richmond Ridge just outside
www.aspennature.org/learn/events
Popper, 6:30 p.m., Fanny Hill. Every Saturday morning in downtown the Sundeck.
JUNE 29-AUGUST 20 || ASPEN MUSIC Aspen, the Aspen Farmers Market www.aspensnowmass.com
July 6 | Head for the Hills, 6:30 p.m.,
FESTIVAL AND SCHOOL offers Colorado grown produce, crafts
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Fanny Hill.
More than 400 classical music events as well as musich and food court. 8:30
July 15 | Luka Nelson (Deaf Camp throughout summer from students from 40 a.m. to 3 p.m. www.aspenchamber.org
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OF JULY CELEBRATION PROGRAM Aspen District Theatre. GREEN MOUNTAIN HIS LARGE BAND
Carnival, parade, picnic, music and 8 p.m. $25 to $94. Independence Ghost Towns lesser- Doors open at 8 p.m. BellyUp.
end the day with fireworks (schedule www.aspensantafeballet.com known sister is home to several old $115 general admission, $315
for 9:15 p.m. over Aspen Mountain). miners cabins and the leftovers of a reserved. 18-older.
www.aspenchamber.org 8 || PAT GREEN once-bustling mining operation. $10. www.bellyupaspen.com
Doors open at 8 p.m. BellyUp. www.aspenhistory.org
4 || BOOGIES BUDDY RACE $30 general admission, $75 22 23 || ASPEN ARTS FESTIVAL
Rio Grande Park. 8 a.m. A 5-mile race reserved. 18-older. 15 || ASPEN BRAIN LAB Two days of crafts, photography,
and a 1-mile family and canine run/walk. www.bellyupaspen.com A mix of lectures on neurology sculptures, glass and much
$50 for runners. www.buddyprogram.org and laughter meditation. more along Monarch Street near
12 || EIA FERNANDO ALLENDE Aspen Institute. 9 a.m. downtown Aspen. Free.
5 || BLUES TRAVELER Doors open at 6 p.m. BellyUp. www.aspenbrainlab.com www.aspenchamber.org
Doors open at 9 p.m. BellyUp. $55 $75 general admission, $350
general admission, $95 reserved. 18-older. reserved. 18-older. 15 || JAS CAFE CLINT HOLMES 23 || ASPEN FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA
www.bellyupaspen.com www.bellyupaspen.com & THE H2 BIG BAND PRESENTS: ZEMLINSKY
Aspen Art Museum. 7 and 9:15 p.m. $55. Benedict Music Tent. 4 p.m. $82.
6 || WINE WOMEN AND SHOES 13 || ACES: AN EVENING www.jazzaspensnowmass.org www.aspenmusicfestival.com
Base of Silver Queen Gondola. 1 ON THE LAKE
to 4 p.m. A benefit for the Shining Summer benefit featuring speaker Ed 15 || DEAF CAMP BENEFIT 23 || MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER
Stars Foundation. $250. Begley Jr. 6-10 p.m. at Hallam Lake Free, though donations are encouraged Doors open at 7 p.m. BellyUp.
www.wwsaspen.org www.aspennature.org to benefit the Aspen Camp of the Deaf $55 general admission, $150
and Hard of Hearing. Begins at 1 p.m. and reserved. 18-older.
6 || THE BASH FOR THE BUDDIES 13 || THEATRE ASPEN last into the evening. www.gosnowmass. www.bellyupaspen.com
Merry-Go Ranch on McLain Flats. 6 p.m. PRESENTS: THE WORLD com/event/deaf-camp-benefit
A benefit for the Buddy Program. $350, ACCORDING TO SNOOPY 24 || SARAH JAROSZ
$750 or $1,000. www.buddyprogram.org Opening shows at Hurst Theatre in Rio 19 22 || ASPEN SECURITY Doors open at 8 p.m. BellyUp.
Grande Park. 10 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. FORUM Annual Aspen Institutes $28 general admission, $55
6 || THEATRE ASPEN PRESENTS: www.theatreaspen.org summer gathering of top-level reserved. 18-older.
SEX WITH STRANGERS present and former government www.bellyupaspen.com
Opening Night at Hurst Theatre 13 || DONAVON FRANKENREITER officials from all relevant national
in Rio Grande Park. 8 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. BellyUp. security agencies and others 25 || BOZ SCAGGS
www.theatreaspen.org $32 general admission, $60 discussing issues ofnational Doors open at 8 p.m. BellyUp.
reserved. 18-older. and homeland security. $95 general admission, $375
6 || FLUME www.bellyupaspen.com www.aspensecurityforum.org reserved. 18-older.
Doors open at 9 p.m. BellyUp. $120 www.bellyupaspen.com
general admission, $275 reserved. 18-older. 14 || JAS LISTEN UP! TALK 19 || VIVALDIS THE FOUR SEASONS
www.bellyupaspen.com WITH HENRY BUTLER AND Aspen alumna Sarah Chung returns 26 || COLORADO
STEVE BERNSTEIN for complete performance of MUSHROOMS LECTURE
7-8 || JAS CAFE DR. LONNIE SMITH Aspen Art Museum. 5:30 p.m. Vivaldis cherished set of four violin Aspen Center for Environmental
Little Nell, 7 and 9:15 p.m. $55. Discussion on New Orleans and its concerti, The Four Seasons. Studies at Hallam Lake 7 p.m. $5;
www.jazzaspensnowmass.org role as the birthplace of jazz. Harris Concert Hall. 8:30 p.m. $75 members free. www.aspennature.org
www.jazzaspensnowmass.org www.aspenmusicfestival.com
7 || ASPEN CHAMBER SYMPHONY 26 || WATER IN THE AGE OF SILVER
PRESENTS: MOZART OVERTURE 14 || JAS CAFE BUTLER, 20 || ANDERSON RANCH DINNER Touring the Holden/Marolt Mining
TO THE MAGIC FLUTE BERNSTEIN & THE HOT 9 Annual recognition dinner for arts and Ranching Museum. 5:30 p.m.
Benedict Music Tent. 6 p.m. $80. Aspen Art Museum. 7 and 9:15 p.m. $55. center. Hotel Jerome. 6 p.m. www.aspenhistory.org
www.aspenmusicfestival.com www.jazzaspensnowmass.org www.andersonranch.org
26 || ASPEN PHILHARMONIC
7 || BUSH 14 || ASPEN CHAMBER 20 || ASPEN SANTA FE ORCHESTRA PRESENTS:
Doors open at 8 p.m. BellyUp. $85 general SYMPHONY PRESENTS: BALLET PROGRAM RIMSKY-KORSAKOV
admission, $285 reserved. 18-older. PROKOFIEV Aspen District Theatre. 8 p.m. $25 to Benedict Music Tent. 6 p.m. $25.
www.bellyupaspen.com Benedict Music Tent. 6 p.m. $85. $94. www.aspensantafeballet.com www.aspenmusicfestival.com
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Valley and the lore behind the 6 a.m. Half marathon and 5-kilometer Benedict Music Tent. 6 p.m. $80. 8 p.m. $25 to $94.
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Doors open at 8 p.m. BellyUp. ASPENS VINCE GILL & AMY Performance by Aspen Music Festival and THE PARK: MACBETH
$125 general admission, GRANT GALA & GOLF CLASSIC School chamber quintet and presentation Galena Plaza. 5:30 p.m. Free.
$325 reserved. 18-older. Gala at St. Regio and golf at Snowmass of A Briefly Complete History of Aspen. www.hudsonreedensemble.org
www.bellyupaspen.com Club to benefit Challenge Aspen. Wheeler/Stallard Museum. 2 p.m. $3-5.
www.challengeaspen.org www.aspenhistory.org 11-13 || YOGA ON THE MOUNTAIN
27 || CHRIS ISAAK Three-day grassroots yoga
Doors open at 8:30 p.m. 5 || POWER OF FOUR MOUNTAIN- festival at Snowmass.
BellyUp. $85 general admission, AUGUST BIKE RACE A 33-mile point-to-point www.gosnowmass.com
$285 reserved. 18-older. race has nearly 10,000 feet of elevation
3 || STEVE EARLE AND THE DUKES
www.bellyupaspen.com gain on single- and double-track 12 || ASPEN BACKCOUNTRY MARATHON
Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
trails across the four ski areas of Full and half marathons on mostly
BellyUp. $35 general admission,
27 31 || RESNICK ASPEN Aspen. www.aspensnowmass.com dirt trails. Rio Grande Park.
$55 reserved. 18-older.
ACTION FORUM www.aspenbackcountrymarathon.com
www.bellyupaspen.com
Annual gathering hosted by the 6 || POWER OF FOUR TRAIL RUN
Aspen Institue with this years A trail running races ranging from 10K, 12 || GHOST TOWN TOUR: ASHCROFT
4 || ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET
theme The Great Re-Set. 25K and the 50K ultra trail-running race. Starting at 10:30 a.m. $10.
PROGRAM Aspen District Theatre.
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8 p.m. $25 to $94.
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6 || SCIENCE STREET FAIR 12 || JAS CAFE TAKE 6
28-30 || SHAKESPEARE IN Sixth annual event has interactive Aspen Art Museum. 7 and 9 p.m. $55.
4 6 || ART ASPEN
THE PARK: MACBETH exhibits, games and shows. Paepcke www.jazzaspensnowmass.org
Limited to 30 dealers for intimate
Galena Plaza. 5:30 p.m. Free. Park. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free.
experience. Aspen Ice Garden,
www.hudsonreedensemble.org www.aspensciencecenter.org 12 || ASPEN SANTA FE BALLET:
noon-7 p.m. $20-$25.
STARS OF AMERICAN BALLET
www.art-aspen.com
29 & 30 || JAS CAFE ELLA & 6 13 || RED BRICK Aspen District Theatre. 8 p.m. $25 to $94.
LOUIS: TOGETHER AGAIN PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL www.aspensantafeballet.com
4 6 || SHAKESPEARE IN
Aspen Art Museum. 7 and 9 p.m. $55. Colorado painters in town all week
THE PARK: MACBETH
www.jazzaspensnowmass.org capturing the local scenery then 14 || STARS ABOVE ASPEN
Galena Plaza. 5:30 p.m. Free.
on display at Limelight Hotel. Astronomy night atop Ajax at the
www.hudsonreedensemble.org
29-30 | ENDURO WORLD SERIES www.pleinairaspen.org Sundeck. Free family event to learn
The Enduro World Series only U.S. about the stars and look through
4 6 || COLORADO
stop this year is in Snowmass and 8 || SPOON telescopes. 6 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
SCOTTISH FESTIVAL
links the largest mountain bike enduro Doors open at 7:30 p.m. www.aspennature.org
Events at Snowmass base village
events in the world with the best trails BellyUp. $70 general admission,
and village mall. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
possible. Snowmass Mountain. $115 reserved. 18-older. 16 || ASPEN PHILHARMONIC
www.scottishgames.org
www.bigmountainenduro.com www.bellyupaspen.com ORCHESTRA PRESENTS
STRAVINSKY: PETRUSHKA
5 || ANNUAL ART AUCTION
30 || ASPEN FESTIVAL 9 || ACES DIALOGUE Benedict Music Tent. 6 p.m. $25.
37th aunnual event at Anderson
ORCHESTRA PRESENTS: WITH AMI VITALE www.aspenmusicfestival.com
Ranch Arts Center. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
CHRISTOPHER THEOFANIDIS National Geographer photographer
www.andersonranch.org
Benedict Music Tent. 4 p.m. $90. discusses todays most compelling 18 || ASPEN SANTA FE
www.aspenmusicfestival.com wildlife and environmental stories. BALLET PROGRAM
Hotel Jerome Ballroom. 6 p.m. Free. Aspen District Theatre. 8 p.m. $25 to
www.aspennature.org $94. www.aspensantafeballet.com

9 || DWEEZIL ZAPPA: 50 18 || JAS CAFE ELIANE ELIAS:


YEARS OF FRANK 100 YEARS OF SAMBA!
Doors open at 8 p.m. BellyUp. $40 Aspen Art Museum. 7 and 9:15 p.m. $55.
general admission, $75 reserved. 18-older. www.jazzaspensnowmass.org
www.bellyupaspen.com
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10 || JAS CAFE CYRILLE AIMEE FAMILY CIRCUS
Aspen Art Museum. 7 and 9:15 p.m. $45. The circus is propelled by a central
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www.jazzaspensnowmass.org story that feature acrobatic feats,


equestrian showmanship, canine capers
11 || JAS CAFE CUBANISMO and clowning around. Snowmass
Aspen Art Museum. 7 and 9:15 p.m. $45. Village. $20-$75, 2-younger free.
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19 || GHOST TOWN TOUR: 23 27 || MOUNTAINSUMMIT: Sweats, Daryl Hall & John Oates, The 14 || ASPEN-SNOWMASS
INDEPENDENCE MOUNTAINFILM IN ASPEN FESTIVAL Roots. www.jazzaspensnowmass.org VINTAGE CAR RACE
Starting at 10:30 a.m. $10. Documentary film festival at Wheeler
www.aspenhistory.org Opera House. www.wheeleroperahouse. 8 || JONNY LANG 14 17 || THE MOTORING
com/events/mountainsummit- Doors open at 8 p.m. BellyUp. CLASSIC AUCTION
19 || JAS CAFE mountainfilm-in-aspen $55 general admission, $95
NNENNA FREELON reserved. 18-older. 15 16 || SNOWMASS WINE FESTIVAL
Aspen Art Museum. 7 and 9:15 p.m. $45. 24 27 || MENS VOWS: www.bellyupaspen.com The Snowmass Wine Festival, The Motoring
www.jazzaspensnowmass.org ASPEN SUMMER HOLIDAY Classic auction and vintage car race
Proceeds of the weekends events go 8 10 || SNOWMASS make for a weekend of Wine and Cars
20 || ASPEN FESTIVAL toward the National LGBTQ Task Force. BALLOON FESTIVAL and is the perfect close to the summer in
ORCHESTRA PRESENTS: BERLIOZ www.aspensummerholiday.com The 42st annual Snowmass Balloon Snowmass. www.gosnowmass.com
Benedict Music Tent. 4 p.m. $90. Festival is coupled with a theatrical Night
www.aspenmusicfestival.com 30 SEPT. 4 || MOTHER LODE Glow and a free concert Saturday night. 22 || GHOSTLAND OBSERVATORY
VOLLEYBALL CLASSIC www.gosnowmass.com Doors open at 9 p.m. BellyUp. $45
20 || JAS CAFE JACOB COLLIER 45th annual national event that general admission, $60 reserved. 18-older.
Aspen Art Museum. 7 and 9:15 p.m. $45. hosts hundreds of volleyball 10 || CASHD OUT www.bellyupaspen.com
www.jazzaspensnowmass.org players in 21 divisions. Doors open at 6 p.m. BellyUp. $8
www.motherlodevolleyball.com general admission. 18-older. 23 || GOLDEN LEAF HALF MARATHON
22 || READ+TALK WITH www.bellyupaspen.com A 13.1-mile race from Snowmass to Aspen.
CHIGOZIE OBIOMA www.goldenleafhalfmarathon.com
Aspen Words writer in resident SEPTEMBER 14 17 || ASPEN RUGGERFEST
discusses The Fisherman. Its the 50th anniversary of
Hooch Cocktail Bar. 5:30 p.m.
1 3 || JAS LABOR DAY EXPERIENCE
Snowmass Town Park. Musical
the worlds only all-age, full- octoBER
www.aspenwords.com contact rugby tournament.
performances by Maroon 5, Keith OCT. 3-8 || ASPEN FILMFEST
www.aspen-ruggerfest.com
Urban, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night www.aspenfilm.org

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HOUSE SPECIALTIES CRISPY CHICKEN
SERVING ASIAN INSPIRED FOOD WITH GRILLED PORK BANH MI SANDWICH
A CORE VIETNAMESE MENU. ALL
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tempura shiitakes + creamy soy
shrimp toast 2.0
duck liver mousse + bahn mi crostinis

sweet + sour crispy eggplant


celery salad + grapefruit
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arugula salad + parmesan
+ balsamic + roasted garlic conserv
salmon crudo tostada
+ cucumber ceviche + sesame
radicchio + beets + strawberries
aged chevr + pistachios

buratta + nasturtium + tomato


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alaskan halibut + mole amarillo
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rack of lamb + peas + fava beans
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new york steak + swiss chard + spring onions
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mashed potatoes
CHICKEN QUESADILLA $27.95
cheddar cheese, green chilies,
red onion marmalade ELK BOLOGNESE
$9.95 PAPPARDELLE
roasted tomatoes,
GUACAMOLE AND colorado goat cheese
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tortilla chips
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ATLANTIC SALMON
CRISPY THICK ONION RINGS honey balsamic glaze,
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bbq pulled pork WHITE CHOCOLATE boursin cheese mashed potatoes
$4.00 each BREAD PUDDING $28.95
espresso ice cream, caramel sauce
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SUMMER DIP
Visitors never know what wildlife they might stumble upon when they go up to see
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