Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley: Places to Explore


  • Aspen

    One of the world's fabled resorts, Aspen practically defines glitz, glamour, and glorious skiing. To the uninitiated, Aspen and Vail might be synonymous. Between the galleries, museums, music festivals... Read more

  • Basalt

    A day trip to this old railroad town is well worth the drive. You can also bike to Basalt from Aspen or Snowmass via the relatively flat Rio Grande trail, then rack your bike on one side of the local buses... Read more

  • Carbondale

    The artsy, outdoorsy town of Carbondale sits under looming Mt. Sopris (12,095 feet). Its Main Street is lined with century-old brick buildings that house clothing boutiques, art galleries, and excellent... Read more

  • Glenwood Springs

    Once upon a time, Glenwood Springs, the famed spa town that forms the western apex of a triangle with Vail and Aspen, was every bit as tony as those chic resorts are today, attracting a faithful legion... Read more

  • Redstone and Marble

    About an hour’s drive from Aspen, Redstone is ringed by the impressive sandstone cliffs from which the town draws its name. The entire town is a National Historic District, developed in 1902 for coal miners... Read more

  • Snowmass

    One of four ski mountains owned by Aspen Skiing Company and one of the best intermediate hills in the country, Snowmass has more ski-in ski-out lodgings and a slower pace than Aspen. Snowmass was built... Read more