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North America » United States » Colorado » Aspen September 30th 2016

Geo: 39.19, -106.818On Friday, we drove from Grand Lake toFruita, Colorado, by way of Aspen in order to visit the site of the John Denver Sanctuary Memorial Park there. On the way to Aspen, our Tom Tom GPS routed us along Colorado highway 82 over Independence Pass. At the pass, elevation of 12,095 feet, highway 82 reaches the highest elevation of any paved Colorado state highway on a through road. The road is very scenic, but is also very steep, curvy, and only one lane wide in places, thus traveling along it is an experience in and of itself. In Aspen, the memorial park called the John Denver Sanctuary is located in a peaceful nook of Aspen's RioGrande Park along the banks of the Roaring Fork River. Many of thesinger's songs are engraved in large granite ... read more
At Independence Pass
Colorado Highway 82
From Independence Pass

North America » United States » Colorado » Aspen August 12th 2016

Bonjour à tous, Aspen se situe à 2400m d'altitude, 6700 résidents permanents, est surtout connue pour les sports d'hiver. Cette une ancienne cité minière, où fut extrait au 19 éme siècle un bloc d'argent de 2 tonnes. La station de ski en regroupe 4, Aspen Mountain, Snowmass (où je suis), Aspen Highlands, et Buttermilk. Snowmass accueil les X Games (ski extrème) depuis 2002. La réputation de la ville vient qu'énormément de personnalités américaines et mondiales qui possèdent une propriété dans la région. On peut comparer Aspen, pour sa notoriété, et ses coûts d'accès, à Courchevel, ou Davos en Suisse. Je n'ai pas ressenti ici la grande taille des montagnes, comme à Tignes-Val d'Isère, malgré des pistes qui montent jusqu'à 3800m. Déjà hier au soir en allant souper chez l'italien du village, pas bien le choix je ... read more
Aspen centre
Snowmass centre
beau troupeau

North America » United States » Colorado » Aspen August 11th 2016

Bonjours à tous, Black Hawk, est un petit Las Vegas, avec quelques différences, pas de grands hôtels ostentatoires, et surtout personnes dans les rues, tout est à l'intérieur aux tables de jeux. C'est la première fois que je vois autant de monde jouer. Atlantic City était désert, Las Vegas du monde mais dans la rue, ici c'est tout l'inverse. Un gros avantage de faire étape dans une ville de jeux, le hôtels ne sont pas chers, ou du moins pour le même prix, c'est un hôtel de lux. Idem pour les restaurants, je suis rentré hier au soir complètement gavé. Le Casino dans le quel je suis allé souper est tellement immense que j'ai mis près d'une ½ heure pour trouver la sortie, des machines à sous, des tables de jeux, sur je ne sais pas ... read more
Twin Lakes
Lincoln Lake
je vous présente "Gèremène"

North America » United States » Colorado » Aspen July 15th 2016

Geo: 39.19, -106.818We got up Friday morning. I had made a picnic lunch the night before.We headed towards Carbondale, then Basalt then Aspen. The traffic getting into Aspen was horrible. We pulled off and drove towards the Marroon Bells area. There was a letterbox in the area. Glenn got bit by some ants when we picked up the letterbox. We walked back to the RAV 4 to stamp and record our find.Then we drove back to the city of Aspen and on pass to the Independence Pass. IT was a beautiful drive. I especially like the drive from Aspen where the road narrows down to one lane and there are large rocks and bolders on each side.We went all the way to the top of Independence Pass. It was cold and windy up there. We drove ... read more
Stamp at Letterbox
Glenn Hiding LB

North America » United States » Colorado » Aspen May 20th 2015

I remembered the village of Aspen as beautifully nestled beneath its towering ski area and Terry hadn’t seen it before, so we added it to our itinerary. For lodging, we selected an old-fashioned inn, Mountain Chalet, which dates back to 1954 when it was right at the foot of one of the original lifts and stood all by itself. It's reasonable for Aspen at well under $100 a night and you can’t beat the location. There’s no AC and the furnishings feel like a real ski lodge but it’s a nostalgic experience to stay there and stroll around town. Additionally, the complimentary breakfast is sensational. There is an actual fresh orange squeezer for your morning juice. Another reason I wanted to go to Aspen was to see nearby Maroon Bells, the dream of any photographer that ... read more
Aspen Street
Aspen Original Lift Chalet
Maroon Bells

North America » United States » Colorado » Aspen February 19th 2015

You can’t defy Mother Nature and the harsh winter, but you can make the most of it! Aspen, Colorado has so much to offer in the winter time. It is a prime location in Colorado for skiing to take place. They have slopes for beginners, intermediates, and advanced skiers. They also allow snowboarding which is very popular these days. SnowMass is the most popular location in Aspen for skiing adventures. You can buy a family pass or a season pass to save money over one day passes. There are ski rentals offered so don’t worry if you don’t have your own equipment. If you have children too young to ski, consider the daycare or fun day camps. They offer fun activities so you don’t have to worry while you enjoy the slopes for a few hours. ... read more

North America » United States » Colorado » Aspen January 15th 2014

Don't get fooled by the bland brick building and simple Victorian architectures around town. Aspen is very opulent; the epitome of luxury, style, and grace. Strolling down the streets, big fashion names that fill Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Fifth Ave in Manhattan, Avenue Montaigne in Paris, and Bond Street in London are well represented here. Arts Galleries that cater to the strangest tastes are as common as Toyota in Tokyo. I never heard the "organic contemporary style" till I opened the Aspen Home Design magazinethe magazine, should include classic, clean, and simple sinuous lines. It incorporates pieces crafted from reclaimed wood and recycled materials. Furthermore, the style uses fabrics that utilize vegetable dyes. I would remember that for future reference. Either I was way behind with my vocabulary or this town really leads the bleeding ... read more

North America » United States » Colorado » Aspen August 20th 2013

Unser neues Ziel nach Rifle war das Bouldergebiet Mt. Evans. Recht neu erschlossen bietet Mt. Evans (Area A und B) genauso wie der Rocky Mountain National Park zahlreiche Boulder vor allem in hohen Graden an. Doch zuerst mussten wir Melissa, eine Freundin von Frieder vom Flughafen abholen. Nach viel hin und her und langen Wartezeiten auf Mails von ihr kam dann doch die Nachricht von ihr, dass sie am 3.8. abends in Denver abzuholen sei. Die Dame stellte sich als ueberaus sympathisch, wenn auch etwas verplant heraus. Mit nun einem Maedel an Bord aenderten sich ein paar Sachen. Die ein oder andere anerzogene Manier wurde ausgepackt und der Umgangston etwas politisch korrekter. Zumindest bis wir sie genauer kennenlernten und feststellten, dass sie eigentlich was praktisch alles angeht super unkompliziert und offen ist. And the wulfpack grew ... read more
V2, Mt. Evans
V3, Mt. Evans
Piet am Zelt-Zusammenräumen

North America » United States » Colorado » Aspen June 13th 2013

The length of the byway is 115 miles long and takes approximately three hours to drive, although you may allow more time for stops and photo opportunities. The entire route is a paved, two lane highway with access to a vast network of trails and recreational activities including hiking, climbing, wildlife viewing, mountain biking, horseback riding, off-road 4WD touring,and ATVs. The numerous lakes and streams offer some of the finest trout fishing in the country, kayaking, canoeing or just relaxing by the shores. You may start the drive from Copper Mountain on Highway 91, from Leadville at the juncture of Highways 91 and 24, from Minturn on Highway 24 or from Aspen on Highway 82. The Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways Commission has adopted the Columbine, the Colorado state flower, as its logo. As you tour ... read more
Top of The Rockies Scenic By-Way
Top of The Rockies Scenic By-Way
Top of The Rockies Scenic By-Way

North America » United States » Colorado » Aspen March 15th 2013

Musician John Denver lived in Aspen and will always be fondly remembered. A memorial has been set up next to Rio Grande Park in Aspen, along the Roaring Fork River, near the heart of town. The John Denver Sanctuary is peaceful with trees and rocks along the small hillside. Huge granite boulders are throughout the park with Denver's songs engraved on the stones. Maureen Poschman of the Aspen Chamber says the sanctuary is one of Aspen's lesser-known attractions. "John Denver fans will search it out and sometimes get very emotional. Others happen upon it when walking along the Rio Grande Trail and are happily surprised by the Sanctuary." Other smaller John Denver shrines can be found hidden on the Aspen area mountains. The shrine at Ajax is on the Bellissimo run. There is also a shrine ... read more

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