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aspen airport during the holidays

You don’t have to look further than the airport to know that the winter holiday season is the busiest time of year in Aspen. Here are a few survival tips from our local insider on how to survive the holiday craziness.

Leaf Peeping Aspen

Fall in Aspen is kind of like a romantic fling: its startling beauty leaves you awe-inspired and wanting for more, all the while knowing the moment can’t last. Unlike the heartier oak and spruce trees that turn colors in locales to the east, the Aspen tree's foliage cycle is brilliant but painfully short. 

Winter Flights to Aspen

Starting to plan your Aspen ski vacation, but not sure where to fly into? Traveling to our mountain oasis just got a lot more convenient for the 2017-18 ski season with three airline carriers expanded flights to Aspen.

Independence Pass in the Fall

During the summer months, the pass can be bogged down by swarms of tourists flocking to the beautiful vista overlooks and viewing stations. But as the summer crowds begin to subside and Fall's cool embrace creeps through the mountains, the aspen trees come alive in a beautiful and vibrant display of gold, orange, and yellow.

Aspen to Crested Butte Hike

If you’re looking for a true Aspen hiking experience, complete with mountain passes, wildflowers, and some serious elevation gain, consider the nearly 11-mile Aspen to Crested Butte hike.