Ricardo and I love the great outdoors, but we rarely take advantage of all that Mother Nature has blessed us with. We’ve never even been camping…something we’ve been meaning to do. Although, we are always up for a good adventure and had a most wonderful time in the quaint little town of Aspen.
Maroon Bells: These are believed to be the most photographed peaks in all of North America. Ricardo and I took a lovely hike along the scenic trail.
Woody Creek Tavern: The bike ride to this funky tavern was very much worth the trek. It was a beautiful ride along the river and through the mountains, but coming back was quite challenging. The sun was starting to set and Ric was afraid we wouldn’t make it back in time before it got dark and we would be attacked by bears. Luckily…there were no bear sightings.
Aspen Mountain: We took the gondola ride up 3,000 feet to the top of Aspen Mountain. The ride seemed never ending, but the view at the top was breathtaking!
Ute Trail: To get back to town, we decided to hike. The mountain guide warned us it would be a steep trail, but something we could definitely handle. I look happy, but honestly…I almost cried 3 times. The vertical cliffs and steep rocky hills made me dizzy, but my sherpa husband guide kept me going all the way down. Everyone we passed kept asking us why we didn’t take the gondola ride back down…I guess we really wanted to go on a hike.
Big Aspen BBQ: We had passes for this BBQ bash and it was such a deserving lunch after our hike. This is the sister event of New York City’s acclaimed Big Apple Barbecue extravaganza, featuring several of the nation’s top pit masters. Who doesn’t love BBQ??!? I think even vegetarians must love BBQ like BBQ veggies? Aspen is a mecca for food, wine, and art during the summer months and with picturesque perfect weather…I can’t imagine it any other way. It was a short trip, but I have a feeling we’ll be back in Colorado soon.