The Aspen Area

The Aspen Area Travel Guide

Articles about The Aspen Area

By Lanee Lee

The post-powder party heats up at these lively bars in ski towns from Aspen to the Andes.

By Katrina Brown Hunt

What makes a town magnetic? Travel + Leisure readers voted for their favorite small towns—with beaches, mountains, vineyards, and personality to spare.

By Katrina Brown Hunt

Introducing the artists, foragers, pirates and shrine-builders who populate quirky small towns across the U.S.

By Katrina Brown Hunt
By Deb Hopewell

Head for the hills: these cool mountain towns beckon with outdoor adventures, festivals, and local color.

Hotels in The Aspen Area

This 125-year-old Aspen icon has a storied past: in the 1970’s Hunter S. Thompson was a regular at the hotel’s J Bar; 19th-century silver miners used the property as a boarding house; ghosts are said to haunt the place. Now a multimillion-dollar overhaul opens a shiny new chapter.

Restaurants in The Aspen Area

Popular with skiers because of its location at the base of Aspen Mountain, Ajax Tavern is known for its mountain views and bistro fare cooked with locally raised meats and seasonal produce.