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Saddle Up!
Tess Weaver | July 18, 2014

Steep grades, abrupt switchbacks, slippery roots, sharp rocks and unsigned intersections—Aspen’s fat tire scene hasn’t been for the faint of heart or lungs, until now.

Most of our valley’s mountain bike routes began as dirt-bike or game trails...

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The Road Less Traveled
Paul Rubio | July 18, 2014

Despite being the largest city in Baja California Sur, La Paz—the charming capital city of Mexico's 31st state, located two hours north of Los Cabos on the Sea of Cortez, which flaunts a similar sun-kissed marriage of desert and ocean...

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Destination Dining
Linda Hayes | Photo by Julia Vandenoever | July 18, 2014

Sure, Aspen and Snowmass Village have a thriving restaurant scene, but those who venture past the roundabouts find that exploring the offerings in Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs has a delicious payoff. Take, for...

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Artist of Note
Grace Lichtenstein | July 18, 2014

As Robert Spano conducts his third season in the role of music director, and Alan Fletcher takes care of business in his ninth year as CEO, the Aspen Music Festival and School is thriving, with turmoil over personnel and the need to rehab shabby school...

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Home Girl
Cindy Hirschfeld | July 18, 2014

It’s a long way to Aspen from Wisteria Lane. But actress Felicity Huffman, who lived on that fictional street as a character in TV’s Desperate Housewives, returns to her childhood home whenever she can. And like any good Aspen local, “I can...

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Graphic Design
Darrin Alfred | July 18, 2014

Shigeru Ban may have appeared an unlikely choice at first to design the new Aspen Art Museum, set to open to the public on Aug. 9. The recipient of the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize, widely regarded as...

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Still Gold
Alison Osius | July 18, 2014

Lou Dawson was 50 feet up the southwest face of a cliff named Gold Butte, set on a hillside high above the Roaring Fork Valley, when Harvey T. Carter came walking along the base. It was the late 1960s, and Dawson was 17 or 18, in high school. Dawson and his climbing...

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Summer in Snowmass
Barbara Platts | July 17, 2014

1. Aspen Stargazers at The Edge Restaurant and Bar
Spend a late evening dining, imbibing and stargazing. Start with a Mediterranean-influenced, farm-to-table, three-course meal by award-winning chef James Mazzio. After dinner, grab a...

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Sangria Season
Barbara Platts | July 14, 2014

1. Limelight Hotel's House Made Sangria
This is sangria done right. It’s a somewhat spontaneous amalgamation of green apples and everything citrus soaked in red wine, brandy, vodka, rum and lime juice for three days. Take the fruit...

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Pile It On!
Misty Milioto | July 7, 2014

1. J-Bar
Iconic Aspen hot spot the J-Bar, located inside the Hotel Jerome, is known for its “locally world famous” J-Bar Burger. Choose from toppings such as cheddar,...

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Farm Fresh
Misty Milioto | June 25, 2014

1. Aspen Saturday Market
The Aspen Saturday Market, which allows only Colorado-made, -grown and -produced items, is now in its 16th year. Taking place in downtown Aspen on Hunter, Hopkins...

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You Cycle, WE-cycle
Misty Milioto | June 17, 2014

Summer is the perfect time to get out and play. And WE-cycle, Aspen’s bike-share system, is just the ticket for a leisurely bike ride. Plus, you’ll avoid the traffic and...

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