Leah Fielding

Aspen

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  1. Ptarmigan Lake Backpacking

    Aspen

    Ptarmigan Lake is a gorgeous, but difficult to access alpine lake in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness near Independence Pass in Aspen, Colorado.

  2. Hunter Creek Trail Running

    Aspen

    If you're looking for a trail run that exploits Aspen's natural beauty, Hunter Creek Trail is it. No matter which way you access Hunter Creek Trail, you're in for a long, beautiful alpine valley featuring a pristine creek and aspen groves.

  3. Linkins Lake Trail Hiking

    Aspen

    Linkins Lake is a beautiful high-alpine, above treeline lake that provides view of the peaks in the Independence Pass area. The trailhead is just off of Highway 82 18.5 miles from downtown Aspen on the last major switchback before the road turns to the right and makes a long ascent to the top of the Pass.

  4. Weller Lake Trail Running

    Aspen

    Weller Lake is a forested mountain lake below the treeline that offers a great short run through spruce and aspen trees. It's nice to take a couple hours so you have time at the lake for lunch or a snack, and maybe a dip. The best time to go to Weller Lake, and most everything else in the high mountains around Aspen, is morning. Thunderstorms are common in the afternoon, especially in July and August. High snow years will prevent access to the lake until early June.

  5. Smuggler Mountain Road Running

    Aspen

    This is not your typical road run, in fact it's a dirt road that climbs up the side of Aspen's Smuggler Mountain. Early in the morning, around lunchtime and in the afternoons you'll find local Aspenites running and hiking up Smuggler Mountain. Located on the outskirts of downtown Aspen, Smuggler Mountain is convenient for a quick run.

  6. Lost Man Loop Hiking

    Aspen

    The Lost Man Loop is not a real loop as it connects two trailheads on Highway 82 close to Independence Pass.

  7. New York Creek Hiking

    Aspen

    This 8.4-mile day-hike route crosses multiple creeks including Lincoln Creek, New York Creek and Brooklyn Creek Gulch and can be tricky during high spring runoffs, but expansive high-alpine meadows and stunning views of the Collegiate Peaks make it well worth the effort.

  8. New York Creek Trail Running

    Aspen

    This 8.4-mile out and back route crosses multiple creeks including Lincoln Creek, New York Creek and Brooklyn Creek Gulch and can be tricky during high spring runoffs, but expansive high-alpine meadows and stunning views of the Collegiate Peaks make it well worth the effort. Experienced high-country trail runners will appreciate the 2,160-foot elevation gain, while the less experienced may find the trail a bit strenuous.

  9. Midway Pond Hiking

    Aspen

    If you’re looking to get high in the Rocky Mountains, Midway Pass Trail is a top-of-mind choice. Situated 14 miles from downtown Aspen along Independence Pass, Midway Pass Trail is a lesser traveled eight-mile out and back hike to the 12,120-foot Midway Pass.

  10. Midway Pond Trail Running

    Aspen

    This is a challenging run with classic alpine switchbacks that lead into a beautiful alpine meadow, dotted with wildflowers.

  11. Rio Grande Road Running

    Aspen

    This relatively flat 42-mile trail runs from Aspen U.S. Post Office to Glenwood Springs adjacent to the mighty Roaring Fork River. The trail cuts through riverside aspen groves and open sage bush-dotted meadows that provide snow-capped Rocky Mountain views. You can expect to see waterfalls, fishermen and wildlife.

  12. Pyramid Bistro

    Aspen

    Boasting acclaim as the first “nutritarian” restaurant, Pyramid Bistro proves healthy and organic food doesn't have to be bland or boring. In fact, the food bursts off the plate in an explosion of color and flavors. Located above the venerable Explore Bookstore on Main Street in downtown Aspen, Pyramid Bistro opened its doors in 2011 and has quickly became a new favorite among local health nuts.

  13. Sky Mountain Park Mountain Biking

    Aspen

    The newest addition to the Aspen Snowmass single-track menu, Sky Mountain Park, is worthy of all the ongoing acclaim it has received. Purpose-built by local mountain bikers, the trails offer 5.3 continuous two-way riding, three access points and gorgeous views of Snowmass, Independence Pass and Aspen's airport.

  14. Gold Butte Climbing

    Aspen

    A classic, historic climbing crag, southwest facing Gold Butte is climbable year-round. Dozens of routes with original Sixties names like Far Out (5.9). As local lore has it, John Long and Lynn Hill developed some difficult bouldering traverses on the southwest wall.

  15. Grotto Wall Climbing

    Aspen

    Popular due to its smorgasbord of routes and ease of access, the Grotto Wall area off Independence Pass has something for every climber's tastes: steep single and multi-pitch trad, intense sport climbing, and excellent bouldering.

  16. White House Tavern

    Aspen

    Cozy bustling locals favorite in 1883 miner's cottage that is one of oldest structures in Aspen. Small menu big on quality food at good prices. Classic tavern ambience with retro approach to libations. Patio dining.

  17. Creperie Du Village

    Aspen

    Reminiscent of a little bohemian bistro in the French Alps, Creperie du Village is an excellent option for date night, a casual meal at the bar, small groups and late-night noshing. Located downstairs from street level, dine inside amid rustic country farmhouse ambience or nestle into the cozy, heated patio.

  18. Aspen to Crested Butte Hiking

    Aspen

    One of the most popular hiking trips in Colorado travels between Aspen and the quaint and laid-back Victorian town of Crested Butte. Our suggested route is the generally considered the preferred approach to this classic hike.