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Aspen's Favorite Leaf-Peeping Spots

cc The end of August is near and Aspen's lush green leaves will soon show off golden fall hues. With leaf peeping being a favorite autumn pastime of Aspen's visitors and locals alike, we decided to put together a list of our top 5 leaf-peeping spots around town:1. Maroon Bells - These peaks are the most photographed mountains in North America! Colorful reflections of the Bells off of Maroon Lake are absolutely gorgeous when the surrounding aspen tree leaves change. For the best pictures,  …

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Weekend Update August 22 – 24

bluegrass sunday We're headed towards the end of summer, but Aspen days are still full of sunshine, cultural events and outdoor activities. If you're looking forward to autumn in the mountains, take a look at our full calendar of events and Fall in Love with Aspen Bucketlist.Friday, August 22MountainSummit: Mountainfilm in Aspen brings artists, activists and adventurers together for a four-day festival of incredible films, speakers and award-winning documentaries. The event begins today, but  …

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Top 10 Things to Pack for a Fall Trip to Aspen

Fall biking 2 Gorgeous sunny days, colorful leaves, new art exhibitions and opportunities for endless adventure make fall the perfect time to explore Aspen. We want to make sure you're prepared to make the most of autumn in Aspen, so we put together a list of ten essentials to pack in your suitcase. As you're packing, be sure to take a look at our Fall in Love with Aspen Bucket List for more fall activity ideas. 1. Camera - to capture the natural scenery, the perfect Maroon Bells shot, the stun …

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Historical Tours for Fall in Aspen

AHS tour The history of Aspen as a silver mining town and Ute City is what shaped our town's architecture and rich culture. The Aspen Historical Society (AHS) strives to preserve the Aspen heritage and share our history with the community and visitors. Explore some of Aspen's most prominent historical sites with the many tours offered by AHS throughout the fall season.WALKING TOURSThe West End Walking Tour begins at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum and takes guests on a stroll through Aspe …

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Weekend Update August 15 - 17

wheeler Although the calendar reads mid August, Aspen's summer is still lively and packed with special events, live music and family activities. Cyclists and fans will flock to Aspen this weekend as the town gears up for this year's USA Pro Challenge. Jazz Aspen Snowmass will finish off their JAS Summer Café series, a new mountain run and bike race comes to town and family happenings will be offered throughout town this weekend. Read below for details on this weekend's events or preview our& …

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USA Pro Challenge Returns to Aspen

UPC The best bike racers in the world will hit Aspen for the 2014 USA Pro Challenge with the overall race start and Aspen/Snowmass circuit on August 18 and stage two departing Aspen for Crested Butte on August 19. The largest spectator event in the history of the state, the USA Pro Challenge continues to set records in professional cycling history by taking the riders to unprecedented elevations. Join in on the fun and celebrate the race early with the Peloton, opening ceremonies and Aspen …

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Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-Free Dining in Aspen

spring cafe Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets are trending around the world as we search for the foods that make us feel good from the inside out. Several of Aspen's restaurants provide alternative meal options, whether you modify your diet for health, beliefs or curiosity. Try some of our favorite gluten-free, and vegetarian/ vegan-friendly restaurants mentioned below.Gluten-free MenusMany of Aspen's restaurants offer gluten-free menus or specific dishes for those who are celiac or avoid co …

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Guest Blogger Series: Aspen Yogi

yoga ajax Aspen's yoga community is constantly growing with new studios, events, teachers and students. Newcomer Steph Winsor is a Blissology-trained yoga instructor and Key Leader at Aspen's new lululemon athletica store. Check out Steph's thoughts on yoga in Aspen below.  Photo courtesy of Aspen Snowmass ACRA: How would you describe Aspen's yoga community?Steph: I find Aspen's yoga community to be grounded, spiritual, therapeutic and most of all, inspiring. For such a small plac …

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Weekend Update August 8-10

AAM From outdoor adventure to big city cultural events, Aspen has it all, and this weekend is no exception. Visitors and locals can expect to see art lovers glowing around town, cyclists preparing for yet another bike race in Aspen/Snowmass and even a former president. Find out what else to else is going on this weekend and throughout the summer with our calendar of events here.Friday, August 8This weekend Aspen Santa Fe Ballet presents Stars of American Ballet. Led by New York City ballet principa …

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Wedding Wednesday: Historical Wedding Venues

AHS wedding The town of Aspen boasts several beautiful wedding venues, but some of the most unique spaces are the Aspen Historical Society (AHS) properties. We asked Christine Benedetti, AHS Marketing Director, about the perks of having a wedding at a historical Aspen site.  ACRA: What space options do you offer for both indoor and outdoor weddings?AHS: We have three sites for special outdoor events: • The Wheeler/Stallard Museum: The Wheeler/Stallard Musem is an architectural jewel …

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