Aspen Area - Chapter 7
Chapter 7 Aspen Area
Over the past century, Aspen evolved from mining town to ski town, to enclave of the wealthy, famous and a few backcountry skiers. Visit if you dare, but keep your hands on your wallet. To be fair, because Aspen is located fairly high in the mountains, it is a gateway to good routes in the Sawatch and Elk ranges. Just a few of these leave from town, while you reach others via spur roads in the greater Aspen area.