The Aspen Area

The Aspen Area Travel Guide

Ignore Gorsuch's chain-like omnipresence: when the moneyed set shop for the slopes, this is where they come.

A boutique established by retailer Amen Wardy, this high-end shop is stocked with unique home accents.

Established in 1998, the Aspen Saturday Market showcases only goods that are produced, made, or grown in Colorado. Held every saturday from June through October, the market features agricultural vendors and artisans, cooking demonstrations, crafts, and live music.

Aspen Brewing Company turns out small batches of brown and hefeweizen-style ales, along with four other brews (including a cleverly named I.P.A., the Independence Pass Ale).

The Music Festival promotes classical music under the tents of the Aspen Institute.

Bill Clinton, the Dalai Lama, and Jordan’s Queen Noor are among the hundreds of luminaries who have passed through for public panels and talks under the same white tent that the Music Festival uses for its performances.

A hipper-than-thou vibe permeates this chic hotel bar that spills out to a heated pool, waterfall, and pair of fire pits.

Located about 30 minutes south of downtown Glenwood Springs, this ski area has 67 trails spanning approximately 500 acres of the White River National Forest.

No place in the world remotely as small as Aspen (population 6,000) can boast such high-powered cultural institutions.

You may not need Luchese boots, Stetson hats, horsehair belts, or leather chaps (then again, maybe you do), but that's what makes Kemo Sabe such a delightfully fun place to browse.

Housed inside the upscale Hotel Jerome, the J Bar has been serving drinks for more than 100 years, even during Prohibition. The bar has a tin ceiling, a handful of dark wood tables, and a few barrels adding to the western look.

One of the dozens of galleries in Aspen that feature artists of national repute.

Hunter S. Thompson's old haunt lives on in this rustic tavern covered in old news clipping and memorabilia, mostly about the gonzo journalist himself.