Aspen, Colorado

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  • Aspen, Colorado

    The Ultimate Adventure Bucket List for Aspen, Colorado

    This Colorado mountain town is so well known, in fact, that its reputation as a glitzy ski resort sometimes overshadows its adventurous roots. But don't be fooled, Aspen is a destination for even the most hard-to-impress explorers. Are you ready to check it out? Here are the adventures you should...
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    Autumn Leaf Peeping below the Maroon Bells

    Ah, the Maroon Bells. One of the iconic landscapes of the region. While unofficially recognized as the most photographed scene in the country, one trip to Maroon Lake in the early morning and you can quickly confirm it for yourself. Dozens of photographers lining the shore of the lake, at times s...
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    The Other Side of Aspen: 6 Amazing Hiking Trails

    Aspen is most well known for its amazing skiing, millionaire patrons, and playing host to perhaps the greatest comedy of all time. It's understandable that a lot of people aren't aware that this Colorado ski town actually has really easy access to incredible hiking and backpacking trails. The fam...
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    3 Adventures in Aspen with Beautiful Autumn Leaves

    While there are hundreds of places around the country with pretty remarkable fall foliage displays, Aspen is definitely one of our favorites. There's something really calming about walking through a grove of aspen trees, engulfed in the resounding golden color, with nothing on your mind but where...
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    5 Hikes to See Fall Foliage in Aspen

    Aspen, Colorado gets so meta in the fall, when its namesake tree splashes the mountains and valleys with brilliant shades of yellow and orange. Apart from the spectacular show—which is absolutely worth seeing on its own—fall is a magical time of year to be in the mountains. The crush of summer ha...
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  • Aspen, Colorado

    The Four Pass Loop (in a day)

    The Four Pass Loop is generally considered the best backpacking trip in Colorado, and has a strong argument for being one of the most stunning loops in North America. As the name implies, the loop hits four high passes -- Buckskin (12,462'), Trail Rider (12,415'), Frigid Air (12,500'), and West M...
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  • A Beginner Backpacker's Trek in the Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness

    My wife and I conquered the Four Passes in 3 days, 2 nights on July 28-30, 2020. Our mileage splits were 10, 8, and 10 miles each day, respectively. Temperatures ranged from high 30s-70F and there was light isolated showers every afternoon, including one day we had 5 minutes of corn sized hail! T...
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  • Crested Butte, Colorado

    A Weekend Adventure Guide to Crested Butte, Colorado

    Check out more photos from the weekend on my website! Camping: Variety of camping on Slate River Rd. - primitive and uniformed (Oh Be Joyful) campgrounds. The road goes back about 15 miles up to Paradise Divide, where it starts to swerve back down toward Gothic with camping the whole way just ...
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  • New Permit & Shuttle System for Hanging Lake, Colorado

    You can find the details for the Hanging Lake Hike on the Outbound website here. Some of the information from the adventure has changed now that you can no longer park for this hike anywhere near it, so make sure you have done your research.  Due to crowds and trail degradation, the city of Glenw...
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  • Breckenridge, Colorado

    Up High on the Down Low: 72 Hours of Outdoor Adventure in Breckenridge, Fall Edition

    If you have ever visited Breckenridge, Colorado in the fall, then you have likely experienced the euphoria that comes with the golden leaves, crisp air, and the all-around happiness of locals and visitors alike. Here is a 72 hour plan to achieve your own high level of stoke in one of the coolest ...
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