HIK­ING

Aspen Peak - - Sport -

ASPEN CEN­TER FOR EN­VI­RON­MEN­TAL STUD­IES

ACES runs free nat­u­ral­ist-guided hik­ing tours from Aspen, But­ter­milk, and Snow­mass Moun­tains—and, for a fee, from Ashcroft 11 miles up Cas­tle Creek Road. 970-925-5756; as­pen­na­ture.org

UTE MOUN­TAINEER

For gear ob­ses­sives, out­door novices, and ev­ery­one in be­tween, the Ute is an out­doors sta­ple among lo­cals and

tourists alike. It also fea­tures the best-cu­rated col­lec­tion of hik­ing shoes in town. 210 S. Galena St., 970-925-2849; ute­moun­taineer.com

Much more than an out­fit­ter, Tay­lor Creek

Fly Shop also guides fly-fish­ers to the area’s best wa­ters de­pend­ing on the weather and the

sea­son. be­low: Elk Moun­tain Ex­pe­di­tions’ raft trips on the Lower

Roar­ing Fork are per­fect for fam­i­lies with young chil­dren.

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