Cathedral Lake Hike Near Aspen, Colorado
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Cathedral Lake Hike Near Aspen, Colorado

Cathedral Lake is an iconic wildflower hike in Colorado. But, be warned – it’s not easy. Forest Service rates it difficult and I agree, mainly because of a brutal switchback section. The effort is worth it to see wildflowers, waterfalls, stunning views of the Elk Mountain Range and a beautiful alpine lake. Cathedral Lake sits … Continue reading

Four Nights in Aspen, Colorado: Hiking, Ghost Towns and Mining History
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Four Nights in Aspen, Colorado: Hiking, Ghost Towns and Mining History

Driving Independence Pass on a summer or fall road trip from Denver to Aspen is a must. Summit elevation on the Continental Divide is 12,095 feet making it the highest paved state highway in Colorado (Cottonwood Pass is the highest paved passed). My friend Lisa and I left Denver on our road trip and stopped … Continue reading

A Speakeasy and Globally Inspired Cuisine: Where to Drink and Eat in Aspen
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A Speakeasy and Globally Inspired Cuisine: Where to Drink and Eat in Aspen

Aspen is a foodie’s dream. Its culinary scene is vibrant, creative, indulgent and delicious. One of the newest restaurants, Meat and Cheese Restaurant and Farm Shop, is quickly gaining legions of fans. I had it recommended to me by a local friend, who’s also a culinary connoisseur. I had no idea I would also discover … Continue reading

A Peaceful “Rocky Mountain High” in the John Denver Sanctuary in Aspen
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A Peaceful “Rocky Mountain High” in the John Denver Sanctuary in Aspen

The scenic open space of John Denver Sanctuary is a fitting tribute to the singer famous for “Rocky Mountain High” and other songs written about the allure of the Rocky Mountains.  Prior to his death in a private plane crash in 1997, Aspen was his home for many years.  “Starwood in Aspen” showcases his love … Continue reading