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The Drop-In: Ajax Trail

September 17, 2019

If you’re looking for an easy trail that offers up some stellar view of Aspen, a peek at the town’s mining history and winds through forest and under chairlifts, Ajax Trail is the right choice....


The Drop-In: Axes and Arms 9/11 Climb

September 12, 2019

We joined local area first responders who gathered in the parking lot adjacent to the Snowmass Rodeo on Sept. 11, 2019 for the fourth annual Axes and Arms 9/11 Climb. The group of roughly 50...


The Drop-In: Breathtaker Alpine Coaster summer 2019

September 10, 2019

When the Breathtaker Alpinen Coaster first opened above Elk Camp on Snowmass Ski Area in December 2017, we took Drop-In viewers for a ride in its first few week’s of operaiton. Now we thought it...




The Drop-In: An evening on Grizzly Reservoir

August 26, 2019

Located a little more than 6 miles up Lincoln Creek Road on Independence Pass is Grizzly Reservoir (and surrounding campsites). On this episode of The Drop-In, we hopped in a car and hauled our paddle...



The Drop-In: Mushroom Rock hike

August 16, 2019

The hike to Mushroom Rock in the Red Hill Recreation Area just outside of Carbondale is about a one-mile, out-and-bike hike that gets you sweating and your heart pumping and then rewards you with expansive...






The Drop-In: Linkins Lake Trail 2019 vs. 2018

July 30, 2019

Linkins Lake Trail is located on Independence Pass and shares a trailhead with Upper Lost Man. The 1.6 mile out and back hike ends at a lake and right now there are plenty of wildflowers...



The Drop-In: Hiking Red Butte Trail

July 23, 2019

Located just outside downtown Aspen off Cemetery Lane, Red Butte Trail is a short, steep and somewhat scrambling hike that provides a good workout and outstanding views.


The Drop-In: Learning the basics of fly-fishing

July 19, 2019

Every Wednesday in the summer, Flinn, a fly-fishing guide with Aspen Outfitting Company, holds a women’s fly-flishing clinic at the shop’s Woody Creek location. For this episode of The Drop-In, we attended the clinic, learned...


The Drop-In: E-biking to the Maroon Bells

July 17, 2019

Have you ever biked to the Maroon Bells? What about e-biking to the Bells? For this episode of The Drop-In, we joined a group of people riding e-bikes from the new Maroon Bells Basecamp at...



The Drop-In: Rafting the Upper Colorado River

July 9, 2019

It’s the first Drop-In of the summer 2019 season, and we’re starting with a splash! On July 7, a Roaring Fork Valley crew rafted the Upper Colorado River from Pumphouse to State Bridge. The river...