Leah Fielding

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  1. Ashcroft Road Running

    Aspen

    Castle Creek Road provides road runners access to a long, stunning valley with views of soaring peaks, groves of aspen and spruce, and ultimately, to the famous ghost town of Ashcroft. The run is considered difficult, as there is a decent amount of climbing, more than 12 miles one way or 24 miles roundtrip.

  2. Aspen to Snowmass Road Running

    Aspen

    Thanks to Aspen's extensive paved bike path system, it's possible to run from Aspen to Snowmass without the interference or distraction of passing cars. Starting from the bike route on Hopkins Avenue in downtown Aspen, runners can easily navigate their way to Snowmass and enjoy views of the gorgeous Roaring Fork Valley, Aspen Golf Course, Maroon and Castle Creeks, the Aspen Airport and the spectacular meadows along Owl Creek Road.

  3. Little Cloud Hiking

    Aspen

    Offering great views of downtown Aspen and a lovely jaunt through a pine forest and wildflower fields, the Little Cloud Trail is among Aspen's most accessible and shortest hikes. Little Cloud begins from Midland Trail, a former railroad track that is now used for commuter bikers and walkers.

  4. Ajax Trail Running

    Aspen

    Offering great views of downtown Aspen and a lovely jaunt through scrub oak and wildflower fields, Ajax Trail is among Aspen's most accessible and shortest trail runs. Beginning from Midland Trail, a former railroad track that is now used for commuter bikers and walkers, the Ajax trailhead is conveniently located in southwest downtown Aspen.

  5. Mount Sopris Trail Running

    Aspen

    Mount Sopris is a tough hike and an even tougher trail run -- but that shouldn't stop you from giving it a go!

  6. Ruedi Reservoir Camping

    Aspen

    For a camping experience that blends lake views, mountain vistas, world-class fly fishing, hiking trails and water sports Ruedi is a top-of-mind choice. Located an hours’ drive from Aspen in the White River National Forest, Ruedi Reservoir offers campers 26 campsites available to tents and RVs less than 32 feet in the Mollie B. Family Campground.

  7. Independence Pass Fat Biking

    Aspen

    Aspen’s famed Highway 82, which climbs over the 12,095-foot Independence Pass, closes for the winter months and provides fat bikers and other recreationalists with an excellent opportunity enjoy the majestic, snowy peaks that bookend the headwaters of the Roaring Fork Valley.

  8. Independence Pass Fat Biking

    Aspen

    Aspen’s famed Highway 82, which climbs over the 12,095-foot Independence Pass, closes for the winter months and provides fat bikers and other recreationalists with an excellent opportunity enjoy the majestic, snowy peaks that bookend the headwaters of the Roaring Fork Valley.

  9. Maroon Creek Road Cycling

    Aspen

    Cyclists looking for a moderate climb and spectacular views will truly enjoy a road ride up Maroon Creek Road. After pedaling uphill for nearly eight miles from the roundabout, cyclists round a bend and are rewarded with one of North America's best views: the 14,000-foot Maroon Bells. In September, the ride is especially spectacular thanks to the brilliant aspen leaves and snow-capped peaks.

  10. Glenwood Springs Wave SUP

    Aspen

    This man-made park manipulates the natural river, making for a unique wave park for all sorts of whitewater fun.

  11. Snowmass Bike Park

    Aspen

    The Snowmass Bike Park offers both lift access to progressive downhill trails and access to one of Aspen’s favorite cross-country mountain bike trails, Government. The Elk Camp Gondola and Elk Camp Chairlift run daily late-June through early-September and on weekends through the end of September.

  12. Red Butte Trail Running

    Aspen

    Located just 2.5 miles from downtown Aspen, the Red Butte Trail offers trail runners a quick .6-mile jaunt. The Red Butte Trail climbs along Red Butte mountain, the red-hued mound that rises out of the western edges of Aspen.

  13. Insider Tips For the Best Wildflower Hike in Colorado

    Aspen

    Whichever direction you tackle it, the stunning, 12-mile trek between Aspen and Crested Butte is the best wildflower hike in Colorado.

  14. 5 Great Family Friendly Mountain Bike Trails in Aspen

    Aspen

    Aspen's reputation as a mountain biking mecca is great for families, too. Here, five great family friendly mountain bike trails in Aspen.

  15. Summer Running: 5 Top Trail Runs in Aspen

    Aspen

    Ideal for tackling in early summer, these top trail runs in Aspen offer a great workout, spectacular views, and a welcome escape into nature.

  16. Summer in Aspen Snowmass: 11 Can't-Miss Outdoor Events in 2015

    Aspen

    Here's how to to do summer in Aspen Snowmass, from film festivals to muddy (and women-only!) adventure races and more.

  17. How to Live To Tell the Tale of Running Slaughterhouse Falls in Aspen

    Aspen

    Running Slaughterhouse Falls in Apsen is still up for grabs this summer. Here, expert intel on this notorious Class IV stretch.

  18. The Best Summer Wildflower Hikes in Aspen

    Aspen

    Summer is in full bloom on Colorado trails. Lace up your boots and head out to savor the best wildflower hikes in Aspen.

  19. The USA Pro Challenge in Aspen: What You Need To Know

    Aspen

    The USA Pro Challenge in Aspen is a grueling leg of the race for cyclists—and a great destination for spectators (and eager participants).

  20. A Look at Aspen's Newest MTB Trails at Sky Mountain Park

    Aspen

    Aspen's Sky Mountain Park has always been a draw for dirt junkies. A look at the newest trails and offerings at this mountain bike mecca.

  21. 5 Top Spots for Car Camping Around Aspen

    Aspen

    For a low-hassle outdoor escape, car camping is hard to beat. These surefire spots for car camping around Aspen are prime for a fall trip.

  22. Bears in Aspen: How To Avoid Ursine-Related Disaster in Town

    Aspen

    Bear encounters aren't uncommon in the wilderness. But in cities, they can be an issue too. Here's what to know about bears in Aspen.