More than a physical town, Aspen is an idea — a place where you can nurture your mind, body and spirit as one, where everyone from Hollywood celebrities and the Fortune 500 list to outdoor enthusiasts and ski bums can experience awe-inspiring discoveries that make it so much more than a spot on the map.
Immerse yourself in this idea with a weekend trip to one of Colorado’s most iconic towns, where you’ll expand your knowledge of photography with award-winning photojournalist Kevin Gilbert while hiking, horseback-riding and off-roading through the spectacular Elk Mountain range.
At the height of the fall foliage season, when the aspen groves turn golden and scrub oak burns red and orange, you’ll have opportunities to capture the colors at both the blue and golden hours, as well as in between. Photo classes begin at the Maroon Bells — the most photographed mountains in Colorado — and continue throughout the weekend in the beautiful Ashcroft Valley as well as two ghost towns, remnants of the area’s rich mining history.
Beyond the natural beauty, Aspen is also known for its five-star accommodations and dining. Rest your head each night at the Hotel Jerome, Aspen’s only hotel to survive the silver crash nestled at the base of Aspen Mountain. Enjoy an exquisite gourmet meal at the Pine Creek Cookhouse, as well as a steak dinner among the aspens after your horseback ride, complete with a private chef and fine table linens.
With your mind, body and soul rejuvenated, this weekend in Aspen is so much more than leaf-peeping. While the fall colors will eventually fade, your memories, and your photos, never will.