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This weekend as you're driving up to Aspen, don't be surprised if you see colorful balloons dotting the skies, because the 47th annual Snowmass Balloon Festival gets underway on Friday, September 16. The Balloon Festival is being held September 16-18, 2022. Balloon launches on Friday, Saturday, and...

Fall leaves on trees

The cooler temperatures and smaller crowds are telling us that fall is on the way to Aspen. The Silver Queen Gondola has reverted to weekend-only hours, so any weekday hike up Aspen Mountain during the week requires more time and effort (on our own two...

Gondola in Downtown Aspen

Aspen is located about 200 miles west of Denver in the Roaring Fork Valley of Colorado's Rocky Mountains. It's a lovely, tranquil haven during all four seasons, decorated with bright wildflowers in the summer and golden yellow aspen leaves in the fall.

There’s no doubt,...

Maroon Bells in Aspen in Winter

Asking how many days you should stay in Aspen is a loaded question. The truth is, no matter how many days you stay, you’ll inevitably leave wanting more. Even valley locals have a difficult time fitting in everything they want to see and do, from...

Maroon Bells on the Hike from Aspen to Crested Butte

Crested Butte and Aspen are approximately 100 miles apart by car. The trip takes around 3 hours each way in the summer and the fall. Believe it or not, the two mountain towns are just 11 miles apart on foot.

The hike from Aspen to...

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